Team Hidi

Giving Kitchen's signature event where the fight for one life became the fight for many. Hidi, this one is for you. 

Team Hidi presented by Sysco came about when Atlanta Chef Ryan Hidinger was diagnosed with late-stage cancer in December 2012. It was Ryan’s journey - the groundswell of support by his industry - that ignited the formation of Giving Kitchen. Hidi’s legacy lives through Giving Kitchen and our mission to provide stability to Georgia’s food service community.

Giving Kitchen has grown into a pioneering organization that supports an entire industry. Since its inception, Giving Kitchen has helped over 3,000 food service workers in crisis. As we look ahead to 2020 to serve even more food service workers throughout Georgia and in more types of food service, we need your support.

We rely on Team Hidi patrons and auction bidders to fund nearly half of our grant programs for the year. At Team Hidi 7, with YOUR help, we raised over $850,000 - an unprecedented success for Giving Kitchen… Let’s see what Team Hidi 8 brings!


Save the Date:

January 26, 2020
ASW Distillery’s Stave Room
Tastemaker 4PM
Gen Admin 5PM-9:30PM

Tickets on Sale:

Black Friday 2019


Team Hidi Committee of Awesomeness

Ryan Hidinger, Chief Inspiration Officer

Chris Hall, Official Event Luchador
Cheryl Maher, Event Co-Chair
Gene Rice, Event Co-Chair


Kristie Azaroff
Brian Bollins
Rachel Caines
Lauren Caplan
Andre Castenell, Jr.
Amy Crowell
Grier Donald
Abbey Freund
Michael Gallagher

Kirk Gibson
Naomi Green
Jen Hidinger-Kendrick
John Wayne Kendrick
Catherine Koonce
Miles MacQuarrie
Elizabeth McDonald
Rob McDonald
Leah Melnick

Crystal Moody
Lauren Moody
Carrington Moore-biebighauser
Maggie Morris
Amanda Newsom
Wilson Oswald
Bryan Schroeder
Michele Stumpe
Donna Weber


And a great big shout out to the 100+ volunteers who make Team Hidi possible!


The Big thank you list 



AIT/Tin Tin
9 Mile Station
Alma Cocina
Brick Store Pub
Bully Boy
Buttermilk Kitchen
Century House Tavern
Chai Pani
City Pharmacy
Cypress Street Pint &
Farm Burger

Foundation Social Eatery
Golden Eagle
Good Word Brewing 
H&F Bread Co. GK  Hero
Hampton + Hudson
High Road Craft Ice Cream
Jim ‘N Nick’s
Kitchen Six
Korean Wives Hospitality
Le Bilboquet
LEONs Full Service
Local Republic
Marlow’s Tavern
Muss & Turner’s
Oysters Co. 

Porch Light Latin Kitchen
Southern Gentleman
SweetWater Restaurant
Table & Main
The Expat
The General Muir
The White Bull
Tiny Lou’s
Wrecking Bar Brewpub


Special Thanks

Hugh Acheson
AmeriPress Printing
Nick Anderson
Arches Brewing
ASW Distillery
Atlanta Homes + Lifestyles
B’s Cracklin’ BBQ
Woody Back
Derek Basaric
Matthew Basford
Samantha Beadle
Drew Belline
Tucker Berta
Erika Botfeld
Rusty Bowers
Brian Revels + the Heat Lightning
Kerry Brown
Candler Park Flowers
Chris Brown
Bryan Rackley
Bull River Cruise
Brian Bullock
Cafe Campesino Roastery
Cathy Sakas
Jim + Kelly Chasteen
Choate Construction
Cohutta Fishing Co.
Coleman Farms
Concentrics Restaurants
Mike Conti
Will Correll
Cyclone Covey
Creature Comforts Brewing Co.
Karla Curtis
Andrea Dascanio
Melissa Davis
Mara Davis
Lee Dickson
Walt Ehmer
Martha Elisa
Elliott Street Deli + Pub
Empire Distributors
Steve Farace
Robbie Feazel
Federal Home Loan Bank of Atlanta
Ligaya Figueras

Shane Fite
Karen Florence
Four Roses Bourbon
Justin + Jonathan Fox
Mittie Fox
From the Earth Brewing Company
Georgia Crown Distributing Co.
Jenna Giangrande
Steve Gibson
Kevin Gillespie
Andre Gomez
Halfway Crooks Brewery and Blending
Mike Gulotta
Rich Gunderlock
Chris Hall
Angela Hansberger
TJ Harley
Dionne Harrell
Tracy Hartley
Christopher Hathcock
Seth Herman
Eddie Hernandez
Sam Herndon
Jen Hidinger-Kendrick
Sara Holmes
Sandra Hummel
Ice Box Cool Stuff
Brad Kaplan
Gerry Kaskala
Joe Kelly
John Wayne Kendrick
John Kessler
Kimball House
Mike Klank
Gerry Klaskala
Catherine Koonce
Kristina Murray
Sam Lando
Mike Lata
Guy Leone
Lexus Atlanta
Liberator Distributing
Local Three Kitchen + Bar
Jason Longshore
Caroline Loving
Miles Macquarrie
Quasi Mandisco
Marcus Marshall
Shari + Tony Martin

Dominic Maschler
Clay Maurtison
Elizabeth McCall
Beth McKibben
Ouita Michel
Krista Miller
Monday Night Brewing
Carrington Moore
Maggie Morris
Chris Morris
Reverend Jeff Mosier
Christopher Murphy
Meghan Murphy
Muss + Turner’s
Todd Mussman
Patrick Nguyen
National Distributing
New Realm Brewing
Nick Niespodziani
Novare Events
Adam Noyes
Garnie Nygren
Old Forester
Peter Olson
Ossabaw Island Club + Boarding HousesPaper Crane Lounge
Peachtree Tents + Events
Prima Atlanta
Quality Wine + Spirits
Ryan + Dan Pernice
Lia Picard
Chrysta Poulos
Matt Powell
Justin + Becca Powell
Prima Atlanta
Proof of the Pudding
PTS Promotional Products
R. Land
Bryan Rackley
Kevin Rathbun
Richland Rum
Christopher Rivera de Rosales
RJ Reynolds Mansion
Randall Roberts
Roister Restaurant
Todd Rushing
Jerry Russo
Ruth’s Chris Steak House

Ron San Martin
Jason Sandmann
Laura Scholz
Laura Scott
Eric Simpkins
Savannah Distributing
Second Self Beer Company
Southern Gentleman
Zeb Stevenson
Melissa Stripling
Michele Stumpe
SweetWater Brewing Company
Taylor English
Tedo Stone
The Aviary
The Imperial Opa
The National
The Plate Sale
Theatrical Outfit
Charlie Thompson
Three Taverns Brewery
Ryan Turner
Turnip Truck
United Distributors Inc.
US Foods
Waffle House
Jason Walesh
Warhorse Investments
Wasted Potential Brass Band
Watchman’s Seafood and Spirits
Sandra Webb
Donna Weber
Matt West
Wild Heaven Beer
John Williams
Williams Peanut Processing Plant
Amanda Windsor-White
Dr. Clifford Willimon
Jeff Woodard
Lindsay Woodard
Woodford Reserve
Woody’s CheeseSteaks
Scott Worsham
Yacht Rock Revue
Yvonne Monet Events
Kate Zimmer
Jason Zygmont
Jennifer Zyman