2019 James Beard Awards

2019 James Beard Awards

“Since Giving Kitchen was founded, we’ve asked the question, “How do we best serve food service workers in crisis?” Simply put, it’s what Ryan Hidinger asked us to do. This is our effort to take the next step – to provide self-care resources to food service employees across our country.

On May 6, 2019, Giving Kitchen accepted the James Beard Foundation’s Humanitarian of the Year Award in Chicago. GK Board Member and Muss & Turner’s Co-Founder Ryan Turner, together with fellow GK co-founder and spokesperson Jen Hidinger and GK Executive Director Bryan Schroeder, gave an acceptance speech that brought the audience to tears and ignited a fire for widespread industry support.  As part of that speech (watch below), the group announced the next steps in self-care for food service workers: the first of many nationally-relevant resources that we will share over the coming months and years.

James Beard Foundation
Humanitarian of the Year Award Acceptance Speech:

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