Team Hidi 6:  $625,000+ Raised!

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

We know that, with YOUR help, we raised over $625,000 at Team Hidi 6--an unprecedented success for the Giving Kitchen! But that's only the beginning for GK in 2018; it's seed money to put our new strategic plan into action and to expand GK into other counties and across Georgia by 2020. It's going to propel us toward achieving the goals we've set for our Crisis Grants and SafetyNet, and it will enable us to help more restaurant workers than ever before. Let's keep the momentum up! We want to see you at our other signature events this year, like Sunday Supper at Serenbe (get your tickets here) and our new addition: GK Supper Clubs to commemorate our five-year anniversary this May.

Giving Kitchen Story

Team Hidi came about when Atlanta Chef Ryan Hidinger was diagnosed with late-stage cancer in December of 2012. It was Ryan’s journey--the groundswell of support by his industry--that ignited the formation of the Giving Kitchen. Hidi’s legacy lives through the Giving Kitchen and our mission as a nonprofit to provide emergency assistance to restaurant workers through financial support and a network of community resources.

The Giving Kitchen has grown into a pioneering organization that supports an entire industry. Since its inception, the Giving Kitchen has provided $1.5 million in crisis grants to those in need of emergency assistance. As we look ahead in 2018, we anticipate our need being greater than ever. We rely on Team Hidi patrons and auction bidders to fund almost one-half of our grant programs for the year.


Team Hidi 6
January 28
Tastemaker 4PM
Attire: Casual


Team Hidi Committee of Awesomeness

Ryan Hidinger, Chief Inspiration Officer

Chris Hall, Official Event Luchador
Amanda Windsor White, Event Co-Chair
Gene Rice, Event Co-Chair

Kristie Azaroff
Brian Bollins
Rachel Caines
Lauren Caplan
Amy Crowell
Grier Donald
Michael Gallagher
Naomi Green
Jen Hidinger-Kendrick
Adriona Isom
Brad Kaplan
John Wayne Kendrick
Miles MacQuarrie
Cheryl Maher
Elizabeth McDonald
Rob McDonald
Leah Melnick
Crystal Moody
Lauren Moody
Carrington Moore
Maggie Morris
Amanda Newsom
Bryan Schroeder
Michele Stumpe
Wilson Oswald
Donna Weber

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


The Big thank you list 


King + Duke
Korean Wives Hospitality Group
LEONs Full Service
Shay Lavi Let’s Eat!
Liberator Distributing
Local Three
Mac McGee
Marlow’s Tavern
National Distributing Company
Octane Coffee
Oyster Co
Porch Light
Latin Kitchen Quality Wine and Spirits
Revelator Coffee Company
Revolution Doughnuts
Ruth’s Chris Steak House
Savannah Distributing
SweetWater Brewing Company
Table & Main
Taqueria del Sol
Terrapin Beer Company
The Mercury
The Pinewood
Three Taverns Brewery
Ticonderoga Cub
Tiny Lou’s
Twin Smokers
United Distributors
U.S. Foods
Wrecking Bar Brew Pub

9 Mile
Atlanta Wholesale Wine
Bar Mercado
Brick Store
City Winery
Creature Comforts Brewing Co.
Eagle Rock Distributors
Empire Distributors
Empire State South
Farm Burger
Fifth Group
Foundation Social Eatery
Fox Bros Bar-B-Q
General Muir
Georgia Crown Distributing Company
Golden Eagle
Gypsy Kitchen
Hampton and Hudson
Holeman & Finch
oneysuckle Gelato
Inland Seafood
Jake’s Ice Cream
Jerry Slater
Jim N Nick’s
Kimball House

Special Thanks

Arches Brewing
ASW Distillery
Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles Magazine
Atlanta Magazine
Bearded Iris Brewing
Beautiful Briny Sea
Bocca Lupo
Brad Kaplan
Brian Bollins
Brick Store Pub
Burge Plantation
Burial Brewing
Burnt Pine Plantation
Buxton Hall
Castello Ban
Cathy Sakas
Chef Anne Quatrano
Chef’s Table Wines
Choate Construction
Chris Hall
Chrysta Poulos
Chuck Reece
CineMassive Displays
Comet Lanes
Courtney May
Craig Graphics
Creature Comforts Brewing Company
Crosby Hop Farm
Cyclone Covey
Dad’s Garage
Denise & Will Wingate
Eagle Rock Distributing
East Lake Golf Club Elton O’Neal
Empire Distributing
Empire State South
Erika Botfeld
Fifth Group Restaurants
FIG Partners
Four Roses Bourbon
FoxBros Bar-B-Q
Produce Gate City Brewing
Gene Rice
Gentleman Design & Works
Georgia Natural Gas
Georgia Oak Partners LLC
Gerry Klaskala
Greg Harding Films
Guy Leone
Harley Creative
Herradura Tequila

Hi-Wire Brewing
Holeman & Finch Bottle Shop
Hyland Estate
Iberia Bank
Iceman of Atlanta
In Blue Handmade Jacob Gragg
Jardi Chocolates Jerry Russo
Jerry Slater
Jocelyn Gragg
John Giegerich
John Wayne Kendrick
Jones Lang LaSalle
Josh Hopkins
Justin & Jonathan Fox
Kellie Thorne
Kelvin & Mandy Slater
Kerry Brown
Kevin Gillespie
Kevin Meckes
Kevin Rathbun
Kimball House
Kris Maher
Kristina Murray
Legacy Ventures
Letter B Creative
Mac McGee
Matt Powell
Matthew Basford
Michael Gallagher
Michael Lonergan
Nelson’s Green Brier Distillery
New Realm Brewing
Nick Leahy
Northwest Wine Company
Novare Events
Ossabaw Island Foundation
Paper Crane Lounge / Staplehouse
Park Perks
Patrick Nguyen
Paul Mitchell Productions
Peachtree Tents & Events
Perry King
Porch Light
Latin Kitchen
Public School
Raulet Property Partners
Robert Hennessy
Royal Food Service
Ruben Aceves Vidro
Ruth’s Chris Steak House
Ryan Turner
Sam Herndon
Second Self Brewing

Seth Herman
Shay Lavi
Sherlock’s Wine Merchant
Sierra Nevada
Solena Estate
S.O.S. Tiki Bar
Southeastern Sommelier Society
Southern Gentleman
Southern Ground Studios
Square Feet Studio
St. Cecilia
Stephen R. Gibson
Steve Farace
Steven Satter eld
Stoller Vineyards
Storico Fresco
SweetWater Brewing Company
Sysco Atlanta
Table & Main
Table One Hospitality
Talent Served
Taqueria del Sol
Taylor English
The Ice Box
The Staplehouse Staff
There Brookhaven
Three Rivers Outdoors / Scott Taylor
Todd Ginsberg
Todd Mussman
Torched Hops
Trader Vic’s
Tucker Berta
TWO Urban Licks & Parish
Ultimate Air Shuttle
United Distributors
U.S. Foods
Vantage Realty Partners
Waffle House
Walt Ehmer
Wild Heaven
Woodard Wines
Wrecking Bar Brew Pub
Yacht Rock Revue
Yvonne Monet Events
Z. Brown Distillery
Zac Brown Band
Zack Falls
Zak Schroerlucke
Zeb Stevenson
Zero Mile