GRAND RAPIDS (WZZM) -- Despite a change in date, Restaurant Week Grand Rapids raised more than $18,000.
At a Restaurant Week Appreciation Gala on Tuesday night, Doug Small, Experience Grand Rapids President, announced 18,014 dinners were sold for a total of $18,014.
Each of the 61 participating restaurants donated $1 from each restaurant week meal served August 15th - 25th. The money was presented to the Secchia Institute for Culinary Education Student Scholarship Fund at Grand Rapids Community College.
Restaurant Week Grand Rapids was held in November in 2010 and 2011, but was changed to August this year. "We didn't quite know what Restaurant Week Grand Rapids would be like within our new summer timeframe this year, but we are pleased to report a very good result, nearly equaling what we were able to accomplish with Restaurant Week in 2010 and 2011," says Small.
Restaurant Week Grand Rapids is scheduled for August 14th - 24th for 2013.