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Strengthening communities

Milwaukee Kitchen Cabinet

Kitchen Cabinet logoThe Milwaukee Kitchen Cabinet is a group of restaurateurs who are committed to growing and preserving opportunity in the restaurant industry and strengthening the communities where they live and work.  

The group works closely with non-profit organizations and elected officials to help make a difference in the greater Milwaukee community.

The Milwaukee Kitchen Cabinet is a partnership program between the Wisconsin Restaurant Association and the National Restaurant Association.

Kristine Hillmer

For more information, contact:

Kristine Hillmer | President & CEO

khillmer@wirestaurant.org

Milwaukee Kitchen Cabinet

Get involved

If you work in the restaurant industry in the Milwaukee area, we would love to have you join us in the Kitchen Cabinet.  

Just sign up and we will keep you updated on upcoming events and initiatives and let you know about opportunities to be involved.  

We are always looking for restaurants who want to participate by donating food, speaking at events on behalf of the restaurant industry, helping plan events or just helping behind the scenes.

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Making a difference

Kitchen Cabinet EVENts

Milwaukee area restaurants have come together with the community to hold events that help celebrate and strengthen the people and neighborhoods of Milwaukee.

Event Recaps

2016 Hispanic Heritage Month celebration and press conference held at the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce

2016 Veteran’s Day celebration and press conference held at Troop Café

2016 3 Days of Christmas held at Sojourner Family Peace Center, Hope House of MiIwaukee and Pathfinders where families received a restaurant meal, Christmas gifts and holiday cheer

2017 Black History Month celebration at the state capitol

2017 Tours of ProStart Classrooms at MPS high schools for legislators

2017 Sherman Park Revival - 300 Townsend School students received free backpacks and gifts from local organizations and companies

2017 Veterans Day commemoration with members of “Being there- Reaching Out” a nonprofit that supports Wisconsin families who have lost a loved one due to war

2017 Hispanic Heritage Month celebration at City Hall

2017 Echelon, A volunteer group of the Salvation Army, invited ProStart students to cook a five course meal for 120 residents of the Milwaukee Salvation Army

2017 Three Days of Christmas held at Ronald Mc Donald House of Eastern Wisconsin, Joy House/Milwaukee Rescue Mission and Journey House where families received a restaurant meal, Christmas gifts and holiday cheer

2018 Mental Health Awareness Month press conference at 600 East Café

2018 Sherman Park revival with food and celebration - 300 Townsend School students received free backpacks and gifts from local organizations and companies

Milwaukee Kitchen Cabinet

Milwaukee area restaurant operators are invited to sign up to be members of the Milwaukee Kitchen Cabinet.  

We will keep you updated on upcoming community events and initiatives and let you know about opportunities to be involved.

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