Community Dine-Out

On 9/14/18, the first anniversary of the last shift that our Two Chefs worked, we asked local restaurants to donate a portion of their proceeds for that evening to the Two Chefs fund with the Central New York Community Foundation.
The response was amazing!
Not only did we have 14 restaurants participate, but many personal donations as well.
We hope to start a new tradition in the Syracuse area to continue to honor Steve & Kris, and help the community that they loved.

Community Dine-Out For Two Chefs From Above September 14, 2019

On this day, the 1st anniversary of the Two Chefs’ last shift, please join in honoring the memory of Stephen Gudknecht and Kristopher Hicks, the “Two Chefs From Above” by dining at your favorite participating restaurant.

Click here to see the Participating Businesses

These Participating Businesses have pledged to donate 5% of their proceeds for that night to “Two Chefs from Above” to continue the work Steve & Kris loved, which was feeding the community.

Contributions to “Two Chefs from Above” are being collected through the Central New York Community Foundation. CNYCF is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, and gifts are tax-deductible to the fullest extent of the law.
You can make a secure gift online at
When completing the giving form, make sure to enter “Two Chefs from Above” in the Fund Name field.

The Two Chefs will also continue to feed people, from above, by supporting John Tumino’s not-for-profit corporation In My Father’s Kitchen, that provides food and basic necessities to homeless individuals in the City of Syracuse and Onondaga County, NY

Please click around the website to learn more about this event, our plans for the future, and about Steve & Kris.

Stephen Gudknecht
Kristopher Hicks