Most of you know my story. I was working for Fox Bros. BBQ as Director of Events when I was first introduced to Ryan and Jen Hidinger, just weeks before the first Team Hidi event. As a mere volunteer, I watched in awe as our city rallied behind this family, intent on removing any financial obstacles to treating his unexpected cancer diagnosis. Then imagine my heartbreak when only a few weeks after this amazing gathering of chefs, bartenders, volunteers and loyal diners came together to support Ryan, my own friend and Chef, Charlotte Nelson was diagnosed with an aggressive breast cancer that took her life in just a few months after her initial diagnosis. It was at an event the Bros hosted to support Charlotte's family that the Hidingers introduced me, and the rest of the city, to their idea of a non-profit they were forming to support area restaurant workers through unanticipated hardship. Their dream to be the beyond-expectation resource to those in need became my dream job, The Giving Kitchen's Director of Partnerships. I couldn’t have imagined a more perfect role, combining my passion for the restaurant industry and my relationships within, with my skill set as a local event planner. I am proud to call TGK and Atlanta home, where my heart truly is.
Please help The Giving Kitchen team foster our dream to become a state-wide, regional and national organization helping serve peace of mind to those who serve us every day. Pledge your support today!
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