One of the leading culinary events in Jackson MS, Jackson Restaurant Week showcases the best of our city’s culinary scene during seven days in October.
Jackson Restaurant Week showcases the best of our Capitol City’s culinary scene each October during seven days of good eats and even better giving. Jackson Restaurant Week is unique to its peers in that it shines a light on the best local eateries – and the best local charities at the same time. In 2017, 50 restaurants participated to raise awareness for four top local food charities. Through our partnership with Extra Table, the food pantry or soup kitchen who received the most votes during Jackson Restaurant Week will win approximately $5000 in below-wholesale-cost groceries in right-sized proportions to meet their need – all delivered by Sysco Jackson to help feed the hungry in the Jackson metro area!
Following are a few of our favorite photos from the week – as well as a very important announcement about the winner of our 2017 Charity Check donation.
On October 4, representatives from 17 local restaurants, 4 charity finalists and hundreds of local supporters came out to celebrate our Soul Food City at the Jackson Restaurant Week VIP Party at River Hills Club in Jackson.
Guests enjoyed tastes from 17 restaurants and learned more about the charity finalists.
They also got to cast the first votes for their favorite charity.
Door prizes were awarded every 30 minutes throughout the party!
Music by Kerry Thomas … was truly extraordinary! We can’t recommend him highly enough – and I think all of our guests would agree!
Throughout the weeklong event October 9-15, participating restaurants were full of diners enjoying meals – and voting for their favorite charity to win!
Cups locations all across the metro partnered with us to promote Jackson Restaurant Week – and they stayed busy serving customers a cup of coffee – and a ballot!
A very special thanks to our partners who made Jackson Restaurant Week possible this year! We couldn’t do it without you!
Finally, a huge congratulations to Stewpot Community Ministries, the winner of our 2017 Charity Check. You’re the recipient of our 2017 prize, thousands in grocery credit from Extra Table!
To all who supported, participated or voted during Jackson Restaurant Week 2017, THANK YOU. We truly appreciate your community spirit and your support of our amazing local businesses!