James Beard Award Winning chef Tom Colicchio, Crafted Hospitality, GFI Development Company, LLC and Cameron Group, LLC announced their collaboration to develop an approximately 40,000 square foot food hall and social recreation venue at their Gateway development in Kansas City.

Inspired and curated by eight-time James Beard Award winner, chef Tom Colicchio, head judge and Emmy Award winning Executive Producer on Top Chef, the project at Gateway will bring together nationally acclaimed chefs and restaurateurs, coupled with local artisanal purveyors to offer the finest in freshly prepared foods, experiential dining, shopping and entertainment. The development will expand upon the traditional food hall concept and be Kansas City’s first modern social venue that incorporates food and drink with social recreation gaming and events.  

Colicchio describes the venture as, “a lifestyle entertainment destination anchored in chef-driven, culinary experiences with a focus on exceptional but accessible food.  We will engage the local community by combining stand-alone restaurants and smaller counters curated by national and local chefs, to encourage social interaction.”

The development will also feature a live concert venue and rotating art installation, with the larger project masterplan providing additional indoor/outdoor spaces that will further integrate the food, drink and entertainment offerings. The vision for the venue will incorporate a variety of recreation and gaming concepts including table tennis, billiards, shuffleboard and bocce with plans for extensive programming, including opportunities for larger scale corporate events, leagues and tournaments.

Joel Rosen, Managing Director at GFI stated “We are thrilled to work with Tom on another project to redefine how we socialize, eat and interact.  The Gateway is the perfect destination to bring multiple communities together to live, work, eat, entertain, shop and overnight at our hotel.”

Tom Valenti, Principal at Cameron Group says, “Having Tom Colicchio operating our Food Hall at The Gateway is a great endorsement of our project. Tom’s involvement confirms that The Gateway will be a Mid-West regional destination and be the jewel of the City of Mission that everyone hoped it would be.”

The Gateway is projected to be completed in 2020.

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