In January 2016, Elizabeth Eichhorn had attended one too many unsatisfying networking experiences. Feeling disconnected and unseen, Elizabeth believed there had to be a better way. She decided to combine her two loves—food and connecting people—and the Ampersand Dinner was born.
Over the past two years the Ampersand community has grown substantially, hosting bi-monthly dinners with an ever-expanding list of creative collaborators. We are proud to be one of the most unique places to make an authentic connection in Los Angeles.
“We create authentic opportunities for professional connections around the dinner table that seed the potential for future partnerships and collaborations.”
— Our Mission
Founder and CEO
Who are you?
Hello! I’m a native Texan who has worked in the hospitality industry for over a decade. After years of owning an allergy-friendly food production company, I decided to combine my Masters of Leadership with my love of food, and Ampersand was born. It has shifted from a small gathering with people who I know to now having traveled to 8 cities in the United States! I live in Pasadena, CA with my husband, Victor. I am excited to see you at our table!
What is your favorite past time?
I like exploring and being a tourist in my town. Los Angeles has so much to offer, that everyday feels like an adventure. Hiking new trails, finding new coffee shops around the city and meeting up with good friends are some of my favorite things to do.