Sysco Returns as Presenting Sponsor of 2024 Kansas City Restaurant Week

Kanbeā€™s Markets Named the 2024 Featured Charity

Kansas City, Mo – Visit KC and the Greater Kansas City Restaurant Association are proud to announce 2024 Kansas City Restaurant Week, sponsored by Sysco, will be held Jan. 12-21. The annual event celebrates and supports the local hospitality industry through showcasing Kansas City’s diverse dining scene. 2024 marks the 15th annual metro-wide event that has raised more than $3.3 million for local charities. Kanss City Restaurant Week offers residents and visitors a unique opportunity to experience the culinary and cultural offerings of the city and its neighborhoods.

 

Sysco is a global company that sells, markets, and distributes food products, equipment and supplies to restaurants, healthcare, and education facilities, as well as lodging establishments and other customers who prepare meals away from home. The company operates approximately 300 global distribution facilities, serving approximately 500,000 customer locations. Sysco’s Kansas City operating company is based in Olathe, Kansas.

 

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As part of Restaurant Week, participating restaurants pledge 10 percent of all menu sales to a pre-selected charity. Visit KC and the Greater Restaurant Association are proud to announce Kanbe’s Markets will be the featured charity for Kansas City Restaurant Week 2024.

 

“Kanbe’s Markets is so excited to have been chosen as the beneficiary for 2024 Kansas City Restaurant Week, said Maxfield Kaniger, CEO of Kanbe’s Markets, “Our mission is to provide access to fresh, affordable, and healthy foods to people who experience food insecurity. Through the generosity of the participating restaurants and their diners, we will be able to expand our reach in the community.”

Since its inception, Kansas City Restaurant Week has produced more than $3.3 million for local charities in its 14-year history.

 

Early-Bird Registration

Early-bird registration is now open through Nov. 30 for discounted registration fees. Restaurants interested in participating in 2024 Kansas City Restaurant Week may register here.

 

 

About Kansas City Restaurant Week

Kansas City Restaurant Week (KCRW) is KC’s premier dining event founded by the Greater Kansas Restaurant Association and Visit KC in an effort to support the regional restaurant community. 2024 marks the 15th-consecutive year for the 10-day dining event, spotlighting KC as one of the country’s premier dining and vacation destinations. Each year, KCRW partners with local charities to raise funds for deserving causes. In 2023, restaurants boosted the event’s 14-year charitable total to nearly $3.3 million. For more information, visit KCRestaurantWeek.com or join the conversation online at #KCRW2023.

 

About Greater Kansas City Restaurant Association

The Greater Kansas City Restaurant Association, as a chapter of the Missouri Restaurant

Association, works with its membership to represent, educate, and promote the restaurant and

hospitality industries in Northwest Missouri and in the counties of Johnson, Wyandotte and

Leavenworth in Kansas.

 

About Kanbe’s Markets

Founded in 2017, Kanbe’s Markets eliminates food insecurity by empowering individuals and providing them with healthy choices. Through fresh food delivery and produce provided by 41 Healthy Corner Store locations, Kanbe’s Markets continues to deliver food justice in Kansas City, one neighborhood at a time. Learn more at kanbesmarkets.org.
 

About Visit KC

Headquartered in Downtown Kansas City, Visit KC is the chief hospitality sales and marketing organization for the region. Core to its mission is advancing the quality of life of Kansas City and ensuring the sustainability of its community. Visit KC collaborates with nearly 1,000 community partners to drive the marketing, sales and service of the destination’s convention and tourism industry—a sector that supports more than 41,000 local jobs and $1.8 billion in wages. Visit KC positions Kansas City as a visitor and conference destination to drive leisure and convention business, welcome & connect travelers, promote local businesses and support local events with tourism generating $5.3 billion in annual economic impact for the region. For more information about Kansas City, go to VisitKC.com.

 

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