At Eatwith, we want to build the world's most trusted community. One of the most important steps of hosting a successful experience, is ensuring guests feel safe and trust you as a host, and this starts at your profile.

Now is a better time than ever to re-look at your host profile picture and venue photos, to ensure you build a strong sense of trust from the get-go. It's so important for guests to get to know you and where they're going to be dining, before booking an experience. 

Profile Photo Guidelines

Do's:

✔ Upload a clear photo of yourself

✔ Use a recent photo of yourself

✔ Your photo must be in focus, close-up (so we can clearly see your face) and ideally in colour

✔ Your photo must be friendly and inviting (one of you smiling is perfect!) - it's what guests will see when they book your event 

✔ Use a “foodie” photo if possible - wearing an Eatwith apron, you in the kitchen, you at a food market etc.

✔ If you’re hosting in a couple, please add a photo of the two of you together

Example:

Don'ts:

❌ Use your brand or company logo

❌ Use a photo of yourself that is shot from a distance

❌ Use a photo featuring other people - unless you're hosting in a couple 

❌ Wear sunglasses or have anything covering your face

❌ Avoid selfies if possible

❌ Avoid using any additional props in shot i.e. kitchen knives

❌ Avoid photos with your pets 

Example:

Venue Photo Guidelines 

Do's:

✔ Share photos of your table setting, showing how guests will be seated. 

Top tip: don't squeeze in too many seats around one table, leave more space than you normally would

✔ Share photos of your table beautifully laid with cutlery, crockery, glasses and any additional table props you have - candles, flowers etc.

✔ Share photos of you preparing food in your clean kitchen

✔ Share photos of your clean kitchen 

✔ Share photos of your venue looking clean, tidy and really inviting 

✔ Shoot photos of your venue when the lighting is best i.e. early evening sunset when light is streaming in through your windows 

✔ Share photos of your “WOW factor” - beautiful view, rooftop setting etc.

Examples:

Don'ts:

❌ Share photos of a messy or dirty kitchen

❌ Share photos of an untidy event space with lots of clutter

❌ Share photos of anything that looks unhygienic - unwashed pots and pans  

❌ Avoid sharing photos of your empty table, that has not been set yet 

Examples:

If you have any questions regarding your profile or venue photos, feel free to reach out to your Community Manager!

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