Team Hidi 7: SOLD OUT!

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

Team Hidi 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 restaurant community.

Giving Kitchen has grown into a pioneering organization that supports an entire industry. Since its inception, Giving Kitchen has provided over $2 million in crisis grants to those in need of emergency assistance. As we look ahead to 2019, we anticipate our need being greater than ever as we grow to serve restaurant workers throughout the entire state of Georgia.

We rely on Team Hidi patrons and auction bidders to fund nearly half of our grant programs for the year. At Team Hidi 6, with YOUR help, we raised over $725,000 - an unprecedented success for Giving Kitchen… Let’s see what Team Hidi 7 brings!

Get Your Feet Wet for the Live Auction... “Big Game” Tickets are on the Line NOW! - DRAWING CLOSED -

We are giving you a 1 in 500 chance at winning “Big Game” tickets on February 3, 2019, in Atlanta, along with some pre and post-game food adventures, leading up to Team Hidi 7! Each ticket is a $100 donation to GK and gets you into our LIVE drawing that will be held at 12:00pm noon EST on New Year's Eve (December 31, 2018) - tune in to GK’s Facebook and Instagram for the live drawing. 

The GK “Big Game” ticket lot includes:

  • Seats in section 113, row 13, seats 7-8.

  • Pregame party at the Georgia World Congress Center hosted by Marcus Allen and other NFL greats, including all food and drink. (Allen is the only player to have won the Heisman Trophy, an NCAA National Championship and Super Bowl and to be named NFL MVP and Super Bowl MVP!)

  • ”Big Game” dinner at Warhorse Investments with Giving Kitchen staff to exchange tickets before the big day.*

  • ”Big Game” Dinner for four at Staplehouse to celebrate experience after the big day.*

*Ticket purchaser's choice of dates must be a minimum of two weeks before ”Big Game” at Warhorse Investments or three days after ”Big Game” at Staplehouse.


February 24, 2019
The Stave Room at ASW Distillery
Tastemaker 4PM
Gen Admin 5PM-9:30PM

Attire: Casual

Team Hidi tickets are SOLD OUT!




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
Naomi Green
Jen Hidinger-Kendrick
John Wayne Kendrick
Miles MacQuarrie
Elizabeth McDonald
Rob McDonald
Leah Melnick
Crystal Moody
Lauren Moody
Carrington Moore
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 


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Special Thanks

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