It's your chance to bring the philanthropic magic home and change the life of a restaurant worker in crisis. Host friends, family and neighbors in your home for a night of delicious food and helping restaurant workers in need. Special meal kits from PeachDish take the planning pressure off, so you and your guests can raise your glasses and raise some funds for a great cause.
Each recipe is inspired by Ryan Hidinger's dishes from Prelude to Staplehouse, and a portion of the proceeds goes straight to the Giving Kitchen, a non-profit that helps culinary workers in times of need. Additionally, the Giving Kitchen will reward the top 3 fundraisers with prizes. Prizes for creativity will also be rewarded... so take some chances, and have fun with it! You can learn more about being a GK Supper Club host on their website.
Along with your Meal Kits, all participants who register on the Giving Kitchen website by April 16th will receive a GK Supper Club kit with print & digital materials to help in planning & hosting your party. Register your GK Supper Club & learn more about hosting on the Giving Kitchen website.
The Giving Kitchen grew out of a beyond-expectation response to the devastating, stage-four cancer diagnosis of Chef Ryan Hidinger in December 2012. Ryan was well-known in the Atlanta restaurant community for his work at Bacchanalia, Floataway Café and Muss & Turner’s. He and his wife, Jen, were beloved for their supper club called Staplehouse, which they hosted for several years as a precursor to opening their dream restaurant. The response to Ryan’s diagnosis - initially from friends within the restaurant industry, and then quickly from an ever-expanding community across Atlanta - was truly heroic: an outpouring of love and financial support to help with his expenses not covered by insurance.
Jen said that this outpouring gave Ryan a peace of mind that she believes extended his life by at least six months. The community’s overwhelming response to the Hidingers' crisis set the intent, beliefs and values for the Giving Kitchen. To this day, thanks to the leadership and vision of the Hidinger family and our donors, partners, staff and board, Giving Kitchen Crisis Grants have supported over 1,000 restaurant workers in need of emergency assistance, with over $1.5 million dollars in financial support. Learn more details about our partnership with the Giving Kitchen and their organization at the Giving Kitchen website.