KANSAS CITY, MO. – Kansas City Restaurant Week (KCRW) presented by Sysco Kansas City kicks off Friday, Jan. 12, with a record 191 participating restaurants across the metro area. The 2018 event, concluding with dinner service on Sunday, Jan. 21, marks its ninth consecutive year in Kansas City.
KCRW 2017 participants will offer lunch and dinner menus under two price tiers - $15 and $33. The two prices are interchangeable, allowing each participating restaurant to customize a lunch and/or dinner menu that best represents its dining experience. To browse menus or make reservations, visit KCRestaurantWeek.com, or download the free KCRW app for iPhone and Android. Both platforms continually update with new participating restaurants and available menus. Additionally, both the KCRW website and app feature a search option for special dietary restrictions such as gluten free, nut-free, vegan and vegetarian.
Continuing its commitment to the Kansas City community, 10 percent of proceeds from all KCRW meals between Jan. 12-21 will benefit three, local charitable beneficiaries. Over the course of its first eight years, KCRW has raised more than $1.75 million for local charities.
2018 Kansas City Restaurant Week Beneficiaries
Kansas City Community Garden (www.kccg.org) – The mission of Kansas City Community Gardens is to assist low-income households and community groups in the Kansas City metropolitan area to produce vegetables and fruit from garden plots located in backyards, vacant lots, and at community sites. KCCG supports Kansas City’s gardeners as they work to transform the food system, along with their nutritional habits, in backyard and community garden spaces throughout the metropolitan area.
Kansas City Regional Destination Development Foundation – Administered by Visit KC, the foundation focuses primarily on the identification, development and advocacy of tourism products in Kansas City and its surrounding communities. The KCRDDF oversees the Heartland Tourism Ambassador training program and provides career development opportunities in tourism, with specific interest in at-risk populations, including youth, minorities and seniors.
Greater Kansas City Restaurant Association Educational Foundation – Administered by the GKCRA, the foundation seeks to promote the restaurant industry in the greater Kansas City area by offering scholarships to students pursuing a career in the hospitality industry.
Participating restaurants and sponsors, pages 2-8
2018 Kansas City Restaurant Week participating restaurants:
Silver Sponsors continued:
Friends of KCRW:
About Kansas City Restaurant Week
Kansas City Restaurant Week (KCRW) is KC’s premier dining event founded by the Greater Kansas City Restaurant Association and Visit KC in an effort to support the regional restaurant community. 2018 marks the ninth year for the 10-day dining event, spotlighting KC as one of the country's premier dining and vacationing destinations. Each year, KCRW partners with local charities to raise funds for deserving causes. In 2017 alone, 182 participating restaurants boosted the event’s eight-year charitable total to more than $1.75 million. For more information, visit KCRestaurantWeek.com, become a fan on Facebook at Facebook.com/KansasCityRestaurantWeek, follow on Twitter at @RestaurantWeek or Instagram at @KCRestaurantWeek.
About Kansas City Community Gardens
Kansas City Community Gardens (KCCG) is a 501 (c) 3 nonprofit organization that has been working with low-income families and community groups to grow their own food for over 35 years. Having established over 600 Community Partner Gardens, Schoolyard Gardens, Giving Grove Orchards, and Youth Gardens, KCCG is increasing access to fresh and nutritious foods for Kansas City residents living in food deserts and on limited incomes. Each year over 25,000 households work with KCCG to harvest more than a half a million pounds of fruits and vegetables, empowering them to take control of their own food system, their communities, and their health.