Thursday, April 17, 2014

Atalnta Homes & Lifestyles

Meet the next wave of tastemakers who are shaping the future of Atlanta’s arts and design culture.
Photographer: Angela Morris
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Staplehouse & The Giving Kitchen  

The Atlanta food community’s love affair with Jen Hidinger and her late husband, Ryan, began when the pair held some of the city’s first and most successful “underground supper clubs” from 2009 through 2012. Called “Prelude to Staplehouse,” it was named for their future dream restaurant. In January 2013, the pair announced that Ryan had been diagnosed with late-stage cancer, and the industry (chefs, owners, staff, patrons) rallied, helping raise nearly $300,000 for medical treatments and expenses. Inspired, the Hidingers determined their future restaurant would be a nonprofit, with every cent made going to a charitable organization helping restaurant-industry employees with unforeseen crises. Called The Giving Kitchen, the nonprofit is already thriving with a strong board and solid donor base, and will operate on the second floor of Staplehouse, scheduled to open this fall on Edgewood Avenue. –Tucker Berta