Bridging the Opportunity Divide

The Hero of Kansas City

December 20, 2017
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The Hero of Kansas City
Kayle Hope, Thomas Shomaker
Bringing grass-fed, organic meat to his eatery is just part of this restauranteur's mission.

Robert Frazier was incarcerated at age 22 for selling crack cocaine. Years later, Anton’s Taproom gave him a second chance.

Frazier now works as a dishwasher at the local Kansas City, Mo., steakhouse and butcher shop. He calls his boss, Anton Kotar, a hero.

“I’ve got family who won’t do what he did for me,” says Frazier.

Since opening his farm-to-table restaurant in 2012, Kotar has employed approximately 23 former inmates, but his service to others doesn’t stop there.

Watch the video above to see additional ways that Kotar invests in his community.

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