Join us in celebratingKentucky’s Culinary Scene

The Better in the Bluegrass badge is more than just a symbol. It tells our visitors where to find authentic Kentucky culinary experiences. If you’re interested in showcasing why it’s truly Better in the Bluegrass, fill out an application to become a Better in the Bluegrass partner.

  • A feature on the Kentucky Department of Tourism (KDT) website
  • Restaurants will receive a Better in the Bluegrass window cling and chef patches
  • Producers will receive a Better in the Bluegrass window cling
  • Use of the BITB logo on restaurant menu, social media and website
  • When KDT receives media inquiries related to this program, the participating restaurants and producers will be our first go-to for these articles, press visits, promotional opportunities, etc.
  • If applying as a restaurant:
    • Menu must include at least one (1) dish from any Kentucky regional meal, as defined by the 2018 Visitors Guide.
    • Restaurant must be a Kentucky-domiciled business (owned by Kentucky resident) with no locations outside the state, and no more than 5 total locations in the state with the same name and branding.
  • If applying as a producer:
    • Organization must be a Kentucky-domiciled business (owned by Kentucky resident)
    • Business must be open to the public in some capacity - whether on a regular basis or for special events
  • The Better in the Bluegrass review team will review your submission to confirm if your application has been approved or denied, and communicate any feedback to you.
  • Upon acceptance, you will receive:
    • Better in the Bluegrass branded window clings and/or chef patches
    • The electronic Better in the Bluegrass file to add to your menu
    • A profile on the Kentucky Tourism website
  • Every 6 months, we will review participating restaurants’ websites to ensure that all details are still current.
  • If you have any questions please email [email protected].