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Become a Mealbook host

How it works

1 Step 1: Search icon

Create your profile

2 Step 2: Dollar sign icon

Guests book and pay for a meal

3 Step 3: Plate with knife and fork icon

Enjoy hosting and meeting new people

About Mealbook

Mealbook began from the recognition that travellers needed dining options in NZ's more remote locations. In a growing tourism industry where tourists were looking for new, unique experiences in travel, the increasing popularity of social dining was the obvious answer.

Mealbook offers a prebooked meal near where travellers are staying. Plus it's more than just a meal. Travellers get to meet people they'd never have met, see places off the main drag, share their journey and take home memories.

Our Hosts

A Mealbook host is someone who loves to meet new people, who enjoys cooking and entertaining and who feels they could be part of this concept. Our hosts are welcoming travellers to their homes, sharing a meal and local knowledge about places to go, and our guests are leaving with a much deeper appreciation of New Zealand, often with new friends made.

Mealbook will offer the traveller an option to book either a single main meal, two course meal or a three course meal at your home. Meals are a set rate of $35pp for a main meal, $45pp for two courses and $60pp for three courses.

Your home is part of the dining experience, so clean and well presented is great. But remember our travellers are wanting to experience the real NZ so they're not expecting flash. Just a slice of NZ.

So if this sounds like you, we'd love to have you on board. And together we'll make Mealbook the go to dining experience for travelling NZ.

What you need to know

Mealbook covers all of the costs involved in bringing the customer to you, so all you have to cover is the cost of the food and your time. Mealbook receives a 15% commission on bookings to help provide this service.

You decide how many people you'd like to host, however a maximum capacity would be a group of 10.

Meals are prebooked through the Mealbook website. Guests confirm their booking with a secure online payment. As soon as the meal takes place you can email your invoice to Mealbook for payment to your pre-recorded bank account.

If a cancellation occurs outside of 24 hours of the meal, guests will receive a full refund. If no cancellation is received or is made within 24 hours you will still receive payment.

You can liase with your guest once payment is made to discuss any food requirements.

For more information check out our Host Resources Document.

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