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Expanding palates and friendships, one dinner at a time

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Our Essence


Established in March of 2021, Fort Worth Crowded Table was designed to form connections, expand palates and build relationships, all while dining together. Founders Jennifer Ellison and Laurie Bates believe the best conversations are those with friends, new and old, around the dinner table. What started as a dream is now a reality for Jennifer and Laurie! They are excited to expand Fort Worth Crowded Table and develop lasting relationships.

Our Event


Fort Worth Crowded Table is an invitation-only dinner party focused on building a community of strong women. The invitation list is constantly changing to expand the Crowded Table network and promote new relationships. Guests are invited to enjoy a multi-course dinner with wine pairings curated by a local chef, featuring the freshest ingredients and unique varietals from around the globe. At the end of the evening, each guest is asked to nominate a friend to attend the next dinner, in essence, creating the guest list for the following Crowded Table. This revolving list allows our members the freedom to invite people they believe would benefit most from this event.




Our foundation lies in forming new relationships with women in the area. Every Crowded Table dinner intends to bring strangers together to develop new relationships and create a network of strong women.


We focus on enhancing our members and the Fort Worth community through empowerment, friendship, and food. Every dinner, we gather around to meet and learn about the women in our community and build lifelong friendships.



We love celebrating the accomplishments of our members. The women of Fort Worth Crowded Table accomplish incredible things every day, and we are always there to toast their achievements.


I became friends with the women around that table, although we'd never met before. Crowded Table opened our hearts and our minds and was one of the most special nights I've ever experienced.

Melanie Wilson


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