GK Supper Club

At the heart of Staplehouse and the Giving Kitchen: a supper club. Now it's your turn to bring it home and pay it forward. 

On January 15, 2009, Jen and Ryan Hidinger published a blog post, "What are we doing?," that would change their lives and, unbeknownst to them, the lives of countless others. Prelude to Staplehouse was born, and the rest of the story--both tragic and triumphant--led to the foundation of both the Giving Kitchen and Staplehouse. 

This May, as we celebrate our 5th anniversary, we're returning to our supper club roots and asking you to join us. GK Supper Club is your chance to bring the Giving Kitchen magic home--including recipes inspired by Prelude to Staplehouse, thanks to our partners at PeachDish--and change the life of a restaurant worker in crisis.


How It Works

  1. Start your GK Supper Club host page and pledge your support. There will be prizes and awards for creativity and our top three fundraisers.

  2. Plan your party: Hors d'oeuvres, family-style, buffet or formal dinner, they all qualify for the GK Supper Club! 
  3. Prepare a classic or bring recipes inspired by Prelude to Staplehouse home. 
    • We all have our favorite "show stopping" recipes, from grandma's fried chicken to the cheese dip recipe you perfected in college. If you have the kitchen game--shoot your best shot!  
    • Bring Prelude to Staplehouse home:
      • You can order from PeachDish to take the heat off of cooking, and these boxes, inspired by Ryan Hidinger's dishes from Prelude to Staplehouse, benefit GK:
        • hors d'oeuvres box: 8 servings for $84 ($10 donated to GK)
        • meal box: three courses for 4 guests for $148 ($20 donated to GK)
        • dinner party bundle: one hors d'oeuvres box + two dinner boxes for 8-10 guests for $380 ($75 donated to GK)
  4. Let everyone know about your GK Supper Club, and get ready for the big day! Our GK Supper Club kit will help you prep.
  5. During your GK Supper Club, let your guests know about who the Giving Kitchen is and what we do, and ask them to support our mission on your CrowdRise GK Supper Club page (or make a check donation). Our video and talking points will make this step a breeze.
  6. Enjoy your supper club, and send everyone home with all the feels about the impact they just made for restaurant workers!

We are grateful that you're inviting people into your home because of your commitment to help restaurant workers, so while we have outlined some options for how to host a GK Supper Club, it's really all up to you. We'll have prizes for our top three fundraisers, and we'll also have prizes to give out based on your creativity with this new signature event... so take some chances, and have fun with it!

And if a dinner party is too much stress, don't forget our heart is in the restaurant, as well. Take your friends out to your favorite restaurant, foot the bill and ask them to pay it forward by giving to GK! 

GK Supper Club Kit

Every PeachDish box will include a GK Supper Club kit. You can download and print our kit items below, as well:


JOIN Table of Honor

Pledge to raise $1,000 or more to join us at the Table of Honor. When you're "seated" at our Table of Honor, you'll receive:

  • GK Supper Club kit
  • An exclusive GK apron
  • Your name on our GK Supper Club website 

Sign up for the Table of Honor after you've created your CrowdRise page.


May 4 - May 9, 2018

Sign up by April 16 to get your GK Supper Club Kit: 


  • 1st Place Fundraiser: Dinner for two at Staplehouse (gratuity not included).
  • 2nd Place Fundraiser: Meal for four from PeachDish
  • 3rd Place Fundraiser: Two tickets to Sunday Supper at Serenbe
  • Most Creative Host: GK Swag Bag
  • Random Host Drawing: GK swag bag



GK Supper club Sponsors

If you would like to sponsor the GK Supper Club series, please email amy@thegivingkitchen.org