Five-Star PARTNERS

Who Needs Michelin Stars When You Can Have GK Stars?


 

In 2018 we began tracking the many ways that our partners support Giving Kitchen. Those that meet our highest level of support are awarded the Five-star Partner designation and the well-earned recognition among the GK community that goes with that. 

How to Get Get on the Board

To earn a Five-star Partner designation, food service establishments must support GK in at least three of the four high impact ways, plus an additional two ★ earned in either the high or moderate impact categories.

For more information about Five-star Partners, contact Kristie Azaroff at kristie@thegivingkitchen.org.

 

High Impact Participation

Must Earn Three ★ to Get on the Board!

Dining with Gratitude Participation

Food service establishments commit to donating 10 percent of sales with a set cap of $1,000.

PASS THE HAT Participation

Our recurring giving program encourages you and your employees to support the broader food service community.

  • Minimum 20 percent employee participation to earn one ★

  • 50 percent employee participation will earn you ★★

Curate an Event to Benefit GK

Show your support by participating in a fundraiser for GK, such as the BB&T Atlanta Open, Ramen Fest, etc.

Pledge to a Cause Marketing Program

Earn a ★ by pledging to a cause marketing program, such as SweetWater’s Second Helping, GK Hero Cookie or Imagery wine, to drive donations from brands, distributors and food service establishments like yours.


Moderate Impact Participation

Get More ★ ★ !

PLEDGE TO AN ANNUAL DONATION

Make a direct donation at a minimum of $1,000 to GK. Does not include donations from your employees, customers, percentage nights, etc.

PASS THE HAT COMPANY MATCHING

Match all or a percentage of your employees’ contributions to Pass the Hat to make a more significant impact for food service workers in crisis.

HOLIDAY CARDS

Do your good deed during the holiday season by sending your clients a holiday card* to benefit GK.
*a minimum of 50 cards at $1,000

SUPPORT AN EVENT BENEFITING GK

Make an in-kind donation for a fundraiser, such as an auction item, with a minimum retail of value of $2,000.


How You’ll Be Recognized

(Beyond the High Fives We'll be Passing Out)

  • Five-star Door Cling: so your incoming guests know you support GK!

  • Five-star Patches + Lapel Pins: to wear on your chef jackets, aprons or uniforms!

  • Five-star Digital Package: for use on your website, social media, e-blasts, etc.

  • Priority Ask at Team Hidi: first dibs on a Team Hidi tasting table (on a first come, first serve basis)

  • Year-round Recognition: on the GK website

  • Other Recognition: in the GK annual report and GK newsletters

  • Four-star Door Cling: so your incoming guests know you support GK!

  • Four-star Digital Package: for use on your website, social media, e-blasts, etc.

  • Year-round Recognition: on the GK website

  • Other Recognition: in the GK annual report and GK newsletters

  • Three-star Door Cling: so your incoming guests know you support GK!

  • Year-round Recognition: on the GK website

  • Other Recognition: in the GK annual report 


2018 Five-star Partners:

 

9 Mile Station
Alma Cocina
Bold American Catering
Brick Store Pub
Chai Pani
Cypress Street Pint & Plate
Ecco
La Tavola Trattoria
LEON's Full Service
Local Three
Lure
Muss & Turner's: Smyrna
Ruth's Chris: Alpharetta
Ruth's Chris: Buckhead
Ruth's Chris: Centennial
Ruth's Chris: Kennesaw
South City Kitchen: Avalon
South City Kitchen: Buckhead
South City Kitchen: Midtown
South City Kitchen: Vinings
Staplehouse
Steamhouse Lounge
Taziki's Mediterranean Cafe: Toco Hills
The Original El Taco
Warhorse Investments

 

Argosy
Barleygarden Kitchen & Craft Bar
Batter Cookie Dough
Botiwalla
Farm Burger: Buckhead
Farm Burger: Decatur
Farm Burger: Dunwoody
Farm Burger: Grant Park
Food 101
Good Word Brewing
Hampton + Hudson
Harvest Moon Cafe
Jim 'N Nick's: Conyers
Jim 'N Nick's: Hiram
Jim 'N Nick's: Suwanee
Jim 'N Nick's: Collection at Forsyth
Joystick Gamebar
Kitchen Six
Local Republic
Marlow's Tavern: Brookhaven
Oak Steakhouse
Porch Light Latin Kitchen
Schroeder's New Deli
South Kitchen + Bar
Taqueria Del Sol: All locations/Catering Base
Taziki's Mediterranean Cafe: Glenridge
The Place: Athens

 

Buttermilk Kitchen
City Pharmacy
Donetto
Fox Bros BBQ
Georgia Beer Garden
Golden Eagle
Grindhouse Killer Burgers: Athens
Grindhouse Killer Burgers: Decatur
Grindhouse Killer Burgers: Grant Park
Grindhouse Killer Burgers: Piedmont Ave
Grindhouse Killer Burgers: Sweet Auburn Market
H&F Burger: Ponce City Market
Heirloom Café & Fresh Market
Honeymoon Bakery
Jim 'N Nick's: McDonough
Jim 'N Nick's: S. Cobb
Jim 'N Nick's: Snellville
Joe's on Juniper
Ladybird Grove & Mess Hall
Le Bilboquet
Lips
MADE Kitchen + Cocktails
Marlow's Tavern: Emory Point
Marlow's Tavern: Midtown
Marlow's Tavern: Sandy Springs
Marlow's Tavern: Vinings
Meehan's: Atlantic Station
Meehan's: Downtown
Meehan's: Sandy Springs
Meehan's: Vinings
Mission + Market
Noni's Italian Deli & Bar
Octane: Atlanta Tech Village
Octane Coffee Bar/Little Tart Bakeshop
Padriac's
Pour. Kitchen + Bar
Pulaski Heights Barbecue
Punch Bowl Social
PURE Taqueria: Alpharetta
PURE Taqueria: Brookhaven
PURE Taqueria: Inman Park
PURE Taqueria: Roswell
Semper Fi Bar & Grille
Serpas
Smoke Ring Barbecue
Steak 101
The Expat
The Mourning Dove Cafe
Thinking Man Tavern
Three Dollar Cafe: West Midtown
Twin Smokers BBQ
Umi
Union Restaurant
US Cafe: Buckhead
US Cafe: South Cobb
US Cafe Express: Spring Rd.
Vinny's on Windward
Wrecking Bar Brewpub