SPONSORSHIPS + PARTNERSHIPS
Since 2014 we've given over $2 million to food service workers in need of emergency support. Sponsors and partners have dawned their capes, coming to the rescue for over 1,300 people. You may call them donors - we call them heroes.
Be a leader among leaders.
Our annual sponsors are our most generous backers, there to support our biggest events of the year and helping us fulfill our core mission.
Annual sponsors are recognized throughout the year, both on our various online platforms and at GK signature events. Your logo will be featured on our homepage and our Who We Are page.
If you would like more information about joining GK as an annual sponsor, please email Naomi Green.
Five-Star Restaurant Program
Who needs Michelin stars when you can have GK stars?
This year, The Giving Kitchen is rolling out its recognition program for restaurants: the Five-Star Restaurants program. It's a "choose your own adventure" for supporting the Giving Kitchen and here's how it works: each opportunity to support the Giving Kitchen is a star and the stars add up--the goal is to get to five. We meet with your team and present a complete list of opportunities (such as Multiply Joy, Dining with Gratitude or a third-party event) to support our organization and just like that, you're in the Five Star Restaurant program.
In return, each of our star rating receives its own set of perks, from a decal for your storefront to shout outs in our printed and online collateral, to name a few.
Proudly display your star-rating decal in your restaurant’s window to show off your dedication to restaurant workers to your patrons. It’s also a constant reminder to your staff that you’re dedicated to not only helping them if they are ever faced with an unexpected crisis, but that you’re there to help their friends in other restaurants across the city and state, too.
Get your restaurant on the charts - email Naomi Green to start collecting your stars.
Signature Event Sponsorship
The Giving Kitchen hosts four signature events a year: Team Hidi, Dining with Gratitude, Sunday at Serenbe and The Pinky Golf Tournament.
In 2017 we raised a combined $800,000 from our Signature Events, a massive chunk of our annual budget that translates into helping thousands of restaurant workers who come to us throughout the year for help.
Always the Sunday before the Superbowl, Team Hidi is our biggest annual fundraiser and the seedling from which Giving Kitchen grew. Initially a fundraiser to support Ryan Hidinger’s heroic fight against cancer in 2013, over 50 restaurants now come together on this historic night--which provides a third of our annual funding--to help hundreds of restaurant workers in crisis as we remember Ryan. For more about Team Hidi, click here.
Dining with Gratitude is officially one of the best weeks of the year! Over 120 restaurants partner with GK to donate 10 percent of their sales from the week to raise money for and awareness about our services. To learn more about Dining with Gratitude or to join our forces as a participating restaurant, click here.
Our newest signature event, Sunday Supper at Serenbe debuted in 2017 from a paddle raise at Team Hidi 5. This beautiful evening of wine, tastings and music is an experience you won’t soon forget, which is why we added it as an annual event for the foreseeable future. To learn more about Sunday Supper at Serenbe, click here.
The Pinky is a one-of-a-kind golf tournament held at the East Lake Golf Club the Friday before Thanksgiving in honor of Willy Cellucci, who lost his battle with cancer in 2013. The Pinky, like Team Hidi, began as a fundraiser to help him through his treatments and has evolved into an epic day to celebrate his life and raise money to help other restaurant workers. To learn more about The Pinky, click here.
Third-Party Event Sponsorship
From Ramen Fest to the Burger Battle, there's a GK-serving third-party event hosted almost every weekend. For a listing of all Giving Kitchen third-party events, please see our events calendar. If you're interested in supporting Giving Kitchen by hosting a third party event, please complete our Join our Forces form.
Cause Marketing PARTNERSHIPS
Every so often we partner with a company to co-brand a special product. We're always interested in hearing a proposal, but please know, we're a little picky because we want the best for our brand. Speaking of the best, have you heard about our amazing partnership with SweetWater Brewing Company to serve up a Second Helping of delicious IPA.