Frequently Asked Questions


What is Serve It Up CoMo?

We are a charity campaign aiming to join together the great food culture in Columbia with the community's desire to do good. Visit our about page for a longer overview.


Who can sponsor?

You! We are looking for a variety of businesses or organizations, as well as individual in-kind media sponsors with a passion for eating great food, and of course a heart for community service. Our program will not be possible without sponsorships and support to meet the needs of our chosen non profits. View our sponsorship opportunities or provide your media services. Our photography and videography in-kind sponsors will be recognized along our donors.


Who can be a chef?

Any restaurant may appear at our kickoff, but to be considered as a potential finalist you must enter in one of our six competitive categories. You don't have to be a restaurant owner, however having a restaurant or organization behind you will likely be necessary in order to meet our qualifications to compete during the Kickoff in our six categories to become a finalist. Read about your opportunities, then view our requirements here.


How do you choose the non profits?

We ask that all interested non profits send us an email answering these questions. We will choose the ones that have a vision for a future program or project that our fundraising will help achieve.


How do junior chefs apply?

We will be launching a video application opportunity after our kickoff event to select high school aged junior chefs with culinary experience either through the Career Center or in a restaurant! Check back under our "Chefs" menu after the kickoff event for more information.


Do you take volunteers? Groups?

Absolutely positutely!!!! We are happy to have help from anyone who wishes to donate their talents. As our events come up we will need event staff. Our non profit partners will also need volunteer groups for events and day to day tasks throughout the campaign. This is a perfect opportunity for any service organization looking to do some hands on community work.


When are your events?

Continue to check back under our events tab for updates, and stay connected to our Facebook page, Twitter and Instagram.




For any other questions please email

FAQ page will be updated with new information as well as our campaign continues!

Serve It Up CoMo

P.O Box 30531

Columbia, MO 65205