Gathering your mates

How to get your friends on board
25 Oct '18
By Thea Soutar

Inviting your friends to get on board with a thing like Salvage Supperclub can feel totally terrifying, or easy as – depending on what your friends are into. Our hot tip is to think about what part of a Salvage Supperclub is actually of interest to your friends. The key is to play to their existing loves, habits and values, rather than make them feel like they need to fundamentally change what they do.

Here are some examples we cooked up:

 
YOUR FRIENDS MAKE TOAST FOR DINNER
“Crew. I gotta fridge full of stuff that needs eating, I’m sworn off wasting crap, and I’m bringing you all in. HELP. Bring bread and anything runnier than bread for a carby feast.”

 
YOUR FRIENDS ARE FANCY COOKS AND SOUS-VIDE SHIT ALL OVER THE SHOP
“Mate. that plant-based jerky last time was great, it really was. But tbh I have a heap of stuff in the fridge rn that needs using up and I don’t want to throw it away and buy the stuff we needed for that snow egg. Reckon we could whip something up from the stuff we’ve got in our fridges instead?

 
YOUR FRIENDS HONESTLY REALLY JUST WANNA PLAY DUNGEONS AND DRAGONS
“D & D. My place, Friday, 7pm. Random request: go to the back of your fridge and bring whatever stuff you find. We gonna cookup dinner first. Don’t ask questions. I’m just into it. Plus, have spent all my money on a downpayment for Comic-con costume, and have sworn off takeaway to pay it off. Don’t judge me.”

 
YOUR FRIENDS ARE GROSSED OUT BY OLD FOOD.
“Okay, bear with me for a sec. I read about this thing where everyone brings the random stuff at the back of the fridge over to someone’s house to make dinner together. You guys wanna bring whatever stuff needs using up at yours and we cook together Friday? I’ll take responsibility if it tastes rubbish. Except if Brett touches it. In which case all bets are off. In?”

 
YOUR FRIENDS ARE GREENIES
“Peeps, I’m obsessed with this whole food waste thing. That goddamn War on Waste show can’t be unwatched. Wanna come round to my place next week with all the rando ingredients in your kitchen and we can make dinner with whatever?”

 
Last but not least, if you’re a facebook event kinda group we’ve even gone ahead and made you a facebook event banner, just in case:

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