By using this website, you agree to our use of cookies. We use cookies to provide you with a great experience and to help our website run effectively.
Zoe adjonyoh
Purchase to read full article,
Buy Now

Inspiration for thoughtful eating and gathering at home

Welcome!

Your journey to becoming a more empowered hostess starts here.

Hello. My name is Amber and I am the founder of While Entertaining. At first glance, the word ‘entertaining’ sounds like a serious spectacle - and for some it is. For others, it’s a small gathering. It’s a family dinner. It's a meal for two. It’s an evening with friends. It’s a random Tuesday night. I believe ‘entertaining’ is a heart condition. It’s a simple desire to welcome someone into your home, cook for them, and exchange stories. While Entertaining helps you do that. Through a monthly hostess e-guide and an annual magazine, While Entertaining makes 'entertaining' approachable for all.

Welcome.

Your journey to becoming a more empowered hostess starts here!

Hello. My name is Amber and I am the founder of While Entertaining. At first glance, the word ‘entertaining’ sounds like a serious spectacle - and for some it is. For others, it’s a small gathering. It’s a family dinner. It's a meal for two. It’s an evening with friends. It’s a random Tuesday night. I believe ‘entertaining’ is a heart condition. It’s a simple desire to welcome someone into your home, cook for them, and exchange stories. While Entertaining helps you do that. Through a monthly hostess e-guide and an annual magazine, While Entertaining makes 'entertaining' approachable for all.

Choose your plan

Enter your card details

A destination for Black contributions in food and home entertaining


We all bring something unique to the table. At While Entertaining, our mission is to celebrate the many ways Black culture influences how we all eat, gather, and live. Our publications highlight the Black food and beverage producers, chefs, home cooks, and food enthusiasts - whose stories are often marginalized and misrepresented in mainstream food media. We’re doing our work to provide you with new perspectives, fresh flavors, and thoughtful anecdotes to bring to your dinner table. It is our hope that our content fosters a greater appreciation for diverse flavors, history, and traditions. We're glad you're here, and we look forward to the meals and memories we will share.

Subscribe to Our Monthly Guide

A destination for Black contributions in food and home entertaining

We all bring something unique to the table. At While Entertaining, our mission is to celebrate the many ways Black culture influences how we all eat, gather, and live. Our publications highlight the Black food and beverage producers, chefs, home cooks, and food enthusiasts - whose stories are often marginalized and misrepresented in mainstream food media. We’re doing our work to provide you with new perspectives, fresh flavors, and thoughtful anecdotes to bring to your dinner table. It is our hope that our content fosters a greater appreciation for diverse flavors, history, and traditions. We're glad you're here, and we look forward to the meals and memories we will share.

Subscribe to Our Monthly Guide

Make Your Home A Destination for Gathering

Our Publications
Magazine
Our annual magazine is a collection of stories and recipes that celebrate Black culture and highlight Black voices in food and beverage. Volume One: The Journey brings you along for candid conversations with chefs and beverage professionals, as we learned just what it took for them to arrive to their current relationship with food and drink.
$12.99
See Inside Magazine
Monthly Subscription
Who doesn't appreciate an extra hand when hosting? The While Entertaining Hostess Guide delivers exclusive recipes, tips, and inspiration to your inbox on the 1st of every month. Our monthly subscription is perfect for those who want to make their home to be the gathering spot, and appreciate fresh and modern perspectives.
$5.00/mo
Subscribe Now

Inside Our Annual Magazine

Published in March 2020, While Entertaining Volume One brings you along for candid conversations with Black chefs and beverage professionals. We focused on their journey to their current profession, and gained insight on how they like to entertain when they are off the clock. With fresh voices, recipes, and recommendations for every season, While Entertaining is your year-long guide to more thoughtful eating and drinking at home.

Volume One is Available Now

Digital Only

Preview Inside
$12.99
Buy Now

Limited Edition Gift Boxes

The Entertaining for One Gift Box is the perfect gift for a foodie friend. Our box includes a margarita mix, a chef-made sauce, a chef-made spice rub, a sauce basting brush and recipes! Recipients can make dishes like chicken thighs, sweet ribs, baked salmon, burgers, sauteed vegetables, and more!

Bonus: Each box helps us raise funding to go to print in 2021! Thank you for your support!

Buy Box Set Now
“Eating is so intimate. It’s very sensual. When you invite someone to sit at your table and you want to cook for them, you’re inviting a person into your life.”
— MAYA ANGELOU

It all started with a
dinner party.

Founder Amber Mayfield started To Be Hosted when she saw a need for dining experiences that would excite and connect multicultural audiences. In 2017, she began by inviting 24 strangers to an unexpected location for a dinner party with live music and a few other surprises promised. By the end of the event, these strangers were talking, laughing, and exchanging stories like they were old friends. From this night, a community was born.

Since then, To Be Hosted has grown into a boutique agency specializing in intimate and immersive experiences for foodies. Through event services and home entertaining resources, To Be Hosted aims to bring people together intentionally, while doing our part to elevate multicultural perspectives in food and entertaining.

Learn more about To Be Hosted

About Amber

Founder + Executive Producer + chief hostess

Amber Mayfield is a multidisciplinary event planner and dinner party enthusiast. Through To Be Hosted, she combines her love of food, music, and the arts, to produce events that people will remember.

Well known brands turn to Amber to make their events exciting and buzzworthy. Whether she is working with corporate clients or
couples, Amber pours her passion into every detail, and thrives
when faced with complex event logistics. In all that she does, she is celebrated for creating memorable experiences that make people feel deeply valued.

Amber lives in Brooklyn with her pup Nova. In her freetime, she enjoys hosting, baking, painting, and watching action TV shows.

It all started with a dinner party.

Founder Amber Mayfield started To Be Hosted when she saw a need for dining experiences that would excite and connect multicultural audiences. In 2017, she began by inviting 24 strangers to an unexpected location for a dinner party with live music and a few other surprises promised. By the end of the event, these strangers were talking, laughing, and exchanging stories like they were old friends. From this night, a community was born.

Since then, To Be Hosted has grown into a boutique agency specializing in intimate and immersive experiences for foodies. Through event services and home entertaining resources, To Be Hosted aims to bring people together intentionally, while doing our part to elevate multicultural perspectives in food and entertaining.

Learn more about To Be Hosted

Meet Amber

Founder + Executive Producer + chief hostess

Amber Mayfield is a multidisciplinary event planner and dinner party enthusiast. Through To Be Hosted, she combines her love of food, music, and the arts, to produce events that people will remember.

Well known brands turn to Amber to make their events exciting and buzzworthy. Whether she is working with corporate clients or couples, Amber pours her passion into every detail, and thrives when faced with complex event logistics. In all that she does, she is celebrated for creating memorable experiences that make people feel deeply valued.

Amber lives in Brooklyn with her pup Nova. In her freetime, she enjoys hosting, baking, painting, and watching action TV shows.

Follow us @whileentertaining
Be the first to hear about our new releases, products, and virtual events!
No spam ever, we promise
Thank you! Your submission has been received!
Oops! Something went wrong while submitting the form.