Kansas City Restaurant Week returns for what is anticipated to be the most successful event yet as it enters its fourth year. More than 100 restaurants have already enrolled for the 10-day dining event that will take place Jan. 18 – 27, 2013. The Greater Kansas City Restaurant Association and the Kansas City Convention & Visitors Association (KCCVA) continue to make preparations for the fourth annual Kansas City Restaurant Week presented by Quintessential Wines, Young Beverage Co. and US Foods.
With the anticipation of the biggest Kansas City Restaurant Week to date, the 2013 event will continue to support Harvesters – the Community Food Network, providing meals to the hungry in Kansas City, and will also benefit Kansas City Regional Destination Development Foundation and The Greater Kansas City Restaurant Association Educational Foundation. Both of these nonprofit organizations help to advance culinary education and the restaurant and tourism industries in Kansas City. The Kansas City Regional Destination Development Foundation is administered by the KCCVA and primarily focuses on the identification, development and advocacy of tourism products in Kansas City regional communities. The Greater Kansas City Restaurant Association Educational Foundation provides training to its members in the hospitality industry by developing new educational programs and by offering scholarships to deserving members of the community.
The 2013 Kansas City Restaurant Week will highlight a smorgasbord of cuisines with hundreds of menus for lunch and dinner that will be crafted by participating restaurants’ culinary teams. The prix fixe menus will offer various courses for lunch and dinner at $15 and $30, respectively. Ten percent of each Restaurant Week menu meal ordered will be donated to the three aforementioned organizations. In 2012, the event raised $143,000, a record for Harvesters – the Community Food Network which, in turn, provided more than 700,000 meals to the hungry in Kansas City.
A newly updated mobile App and website are now available allowing diners to access a complete list of participating restaurants and full menus, which are being uploaded as they are received by participating restaurants, that will be offered during the 10-day event. Once again, diners will be able to make reservations at participating restaurants directly from the mobile app via OpenTable.com. The enhanced website will offer similar functions as the mobile app and will also feature photography of some of the actual dishes that you will find during Restaurant Week. Kansas City Restaurant Week can be found online at www.KCRestaurantWeek.com. Diners can also find regular menu sneak peeks, insider information and can enter to win gift cards at participating Restaurant Week restaurants by “liking” the Kansas City Restaurant Week Facebook page at facebook.com/KansasCityRestaurantWeek. Kansas City Restaurant Week is also on Twitter at @RestaurantWeek.