Restaurant Unstoppable with Eric Cacciatore

Jen Hidinger-Kendrick is the Founder of Giving Kitchen. Jen and her late husband, Ryan, started a supper club in Atlanta around 2012. The supper club was incredibly successful and finally, four years later, they opened Staplehouse together. Staplehouse was also a great success. However, before the restaurant opened, Ryan was disgnosed with cancer and passed away in 2014. Jen sold her share of the restaurant to her partners and started Giving Kitchen, a nonprofit with this mission: "to provide emergency assitance to food service workers through financial support and a network of community resources."

Favorite success quote/mantra:

  • "Anything longlasting or worthwhile takes time and complete surrender."

In this episode we will discuss:

  • Supper clubs
  • Opening a restaurant
  • Partners
  • Selling a restaurant/concept
  • Dealing with tragedy
  • Nonprofits

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