Dinner by Design brings together internationally celebrated designers and local talent to create three-dimensional dining installations that awe, inspire and delight. These extraordinary dining environments — from the lavish and romantic to the outrageous and whimsical — set the stage for two days of fun and fascination.

Cocktail Art

November 16th 8:00 PM - Harbour Event Centre

Designers and guests mingle during this dazzling display of amazing tablescapes, while sampling gourmet treats paired with delicious craft cocktails, wine and beer. Special live entertainment, custom cocktail bars as imagined by participating designers and reverie.

Gala Dinner

November 17th 6:00 PM - Harbour Event Centre

Cocktails and table hopping are followed by an elegant seated VIP dinner designed and executed by Vancouver's very own Savoury Chef, for a limited number of guests with all drinks included. Each of the multiple crafted courses is perfectly paired by a beautiful wine and fine musical accompaniment. The creatively-plated food echoes the spectacular design of the tablescapes and will provide another way to explore sensory experience at Dinner by Design.


Public Viewing

November 17th 12:00 PM

Design enthusiasts and students have a singular opportunity to come and experience Dinner By Design, admire ​enchanting​ tablescapes, spot their next personal inspiration and enjoy an inspiring atmosphere. Photography is permitted and social media sharing encouraged.

Art, design and architecture school groups welcome by reservation.

Public Viewing reservations will be available soon.

2017 Designers


Mark of Magnus

2017 Beneficiaries


With roots on Vancouver Island, VCAD has taught artists and imaginative people to follow their creative passions for over 35 years. VCAD is highly regarded for providing a well-rounded arts education in an environment that emphasizes creativity and individuality. We are proud to be associated with this educational heritage and we are eager to bring its studio-based legacy into the digital age at our campus in Vancouver.

"At VCAD, we believe that you should do what you love and are passionate about. If you're looking for a creative career that allows you to use your imagination and talents, we want to help you get there."

The Social Concierge

The Social Concierge is a boutique branding and marketing agency that specializes in consistently delivering unique, premium strategies to a select range of experientially-focused clients. We also create and execute a portfolio of designer in-house events and tailored hosting programmes for special guests both locally and abroad.

Both Principles from The Social Concierge, Jordan Kallman and Tyson Villeneuve, have decades of experience designing, producing and executing premium events that delight the senses. From the Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games, the international event phenomenon Le Dîner en Blanc and the global TEDx movement to name a few, The Social Concierge is impassioned with pushing creativity, culture, the arts and our social fabric forward.

Media Accreditation

Dinner By Design is produced by

with the generous patronage of

Major Sponsors

Cocktail Art Partners

Gala Dinner Partners

Supplier Partners

Media Partners


Participate as a sponsor in one of the year’s most unique and lavish cocktail parties. With different levels of involvement and investment, there are plenty of opportunities for like minded design-forward professional companies to become a part of DxD. Beyond individual cities, there also exists opportunities to participate nationally across our three cities.

To become a Sponsor of Dinner by Design,
please e-mail tyson@thesocialconcierge.com

For the opportunity to become a part of a stunning year of Dinner by Design events, view our sample sponsorship deck here


Become a part of Dinner by Design’s legacy by participating as a designer. We aim to assemble a talented and diverse cast of designers, artists, and personalities to put a spotlight on the unconventional, stylish and latest trends in design.

To become a Designer of Dinner by Design,
please e-mail tyson@thesocialconcierge.com