Joel Bevin front and centre of new, exciting project EatWith links travelers and locals to dining experiences in more than 150 cities around the world.

Hosts range from Michelin star chefs to home cooks and venues range from an individual’s modest apartment to art galleries.

Mr Bevin ran a supper club in Melbourne, became a finalist on MasterChef Australia and founded a cooking school and food event company in Barcelona before crossing paths with EatWith founder Guy Michlin and becoming head of EatWith Global Community in more than 40 countries.

He said the project was sure to be a hit in Tasmania.

“We are offering young and curious people this alternative experience and I think, for sure, it is going to be popular here,” he said.

“It is for people who are looking for a dining experience that is a little more personal. While you won’t get the restaurant experience where every plate is perfect — the food is personal, it is things that you are never going to try and every menu is different.”

Products such as EatWith also have benefits for people wanting to find new ways to make a living.

“People are always looking for new ways, and new models of work, new ways of gaining control over their working life,” he said.

“Companies like EatWith give chefs and people in the food industry the opportunity to restructure their working life.”