Common Table



Small events for big moments. 

Common Table is a quarterly dining experience based in Nashville, TN, founded on good food, cocktails, and community. In 2012, a small group of us got together and created Common Table as an excuse to draw friends and strangers together to dine in a unique and intimate setting. We have since hosted over two dozen gatherings in homes all across the city. 

The table has been a long-time historical symbol of shared experience and community. We see Common Table as an opportunity to cultivate this notion. Our hope is when guests leave their seats, they’ve laughed loudly, relished new flavors, created a shared memory, and been inspired to gather around their own tables more often.

As Chef Simoni Kigweba often says, “all food tells a story.” Whether it’s highlighting ingredients from local farmers, crafting unique flavors for the meal, or making lifelong memories around the table, we believe well-prepared food creates a beautiful narrative. 

About The Chef


Chef Simoni Kigweba hails from Memphis, TN with roots in Burundi, Africa. He grew up with a love for cooking, but started taking his passion seriously during college. Several years of hands-on training later, he became the full-time sous chef at Josephine, an upscale restaurant in Nashville’s 12 South neighborhood. In December 2016, he left the restaurant to pursue his longtime dream — a full-time career in private catering for intimate gatherings.

Simoni lives, breathes, & evangelizes the art of food and community. Every menu he creates is thoughtfully themed; his care and detail translate into every bite, making the whole experience worth savoring. Whether you're looking to gather a small group of friends or planning a formal dinner, Simoni would be honored to help you create a memorable culinary experience.