Can anyone join?
For now, yes. Simply visit Tasting Collective's website and hit "request an invite." After that, you'll typically get a response the next day with your invitation to join.
How much does it cost?
Membership isn't cheap. The standard membership rate is $199/yr for access to dinner events (each dinner ticket is $40-50 dollars), plus other benefits. Though your money arguably goes pretty far...
What do you get out of it?
Tasting Collective's private dinners occur every other week, during which the entire restaurant is shut down, and members can enjoy a multi-course menu of the chef’s favorite dishes, plus food stories from the chefs themselves (who come out to introduce each dish). The largest dinner is around 50 people; the smallest is 25. For now, Tasting Collective is focused on smaller, independent restaurants (typically ones where the chef is a partner or an owner so they’re more involved in every aspect). Some current partners include Pig & Khao, noreetuh, Edi & the Wolf, Huertas, Xixa, Yunnan BBQ, Shalom Japan, Mile End, Miss Lily's, Traif, and Flinders Lane.