The Facts
NAME: Jenius Social
IT'S A: Social hub for food lovers who fancy a chat
OPENED: May 27th 2014
WHO'S BEHIND IT: Jennifer Yong, a city worker with a passion for food
DID YOU KNOW: There's World Cup-themed evenings on the schedule
LOCATION: Holloway Road
ADDRESS: Studio 8, The Islington Studios, 6 Hornsey Street, Islington, London, N7 8GR
CLOSEST TUBE: Holloway Road
OPENING HOURS: TBC
WEBSITE: www.jeniussocial.co.uk
CONTACT: 020 3286 4998
MAP: View Map

The Jenius Social

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London is a huge city full of huger personalities, so if you’re new to the city; or you’re looking to seek out fresh faces, it can be a tough nut to crack. That’s why Jennifer Yong, an ex-banker with an eye for food, has unleashed Jenius Social – a social cookery destination that aims to group Londoners together, thanks to a couple of sly tricks.

The first is the table arrangements. Or rather, the amount of tables: there’s just four of them. Four big sharable tables that enforce chatter between guests. Secondly, all punters must cook together – not just eat together – but cook together, from a goodie box full of food provided at the beginning of each themed night. Then, the rest is down to you… chat, squabble and bicker over your food, but eventually, you must work as a team to prepare your ideal meal, fit for all.

If getting your hands dirty isn’t ideal, don’t sweat it: there’s also frequent supper clubs and cocktail tasting events, the themes of which will change in accordance with Jennifer’s passion for well-sourced food from a variety of cultures. Although advance booking is advised for the evening sessions, there is a deli selling wines, cheeses and cured meats that’s open for drop-ins – and what’s more, if you buy a bottle of wine to drink in, free tapas will be provided!

Drop in or book in, you’ll ideally end a night at The Jenius Social with new friends, associates, or even lovers –  yep, all this foodie fun might just revolutionise the world of dating and bring it back offline. But if you prefer your dating more Meg Ryan and Tom Hanks style, Jenius have hatched a plan: attend one of their date nights, then email in after your visit and let the team know who you liked .

If two of you email in then it’s a match, and you’ll both be contacted and set up again! Sweet dreams are made of these…

The Facts
NAME: Jenius Social
IT'S A: Social hub for food lovers who fancy a chat
OPENED: May 27th 2014
WHO'S BEHIND IT: Jennifer Yong, a city worker with a passion for food
DID YOU KNOW: There's World Cup-themed evenings on the schedule
LOCATION: Holloway Road
ADDRESS: Studio 8, The Islington Studios, 6 Hornsey Street, Islington, London, N7 8GR
CLOSEST TUBE: Holloway Road
OPENING HOURS: TBC
WEBSITE: www.jeniussocial.co.uk
CONTACT: 020 3286 4998
MAP: View Map

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