Anyone out there been to one of these into dinners or known anyone who's attended one? if so, what are they like?
What are you talking about? A recruiting dinner? I have hosted a few and been to a few. We just meet with candidates that are interested (and their spouses) and just talk about the opportunity. No big deal.
I have hosted some as well. They are not time share promo's where they sweat you for hours until you sign. Its usually low key and informative.