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Adding Racial Equity to the Menu: An Equity Toolkit for Restaurant Employers

by Julia Sebastian; Meredith Reitman; Teofilo Reyes

Nov 1, 2017

This Racial Equity Toolkit provides restaurant management with practical resources for assessing, planning, and implementing steps toward racial equity at your business. ThereĀ is no step too small: every action you take helps your business thrive and fosters stronger local relationships with your workers and consumers.


This toolkit combines the expertise of three national organizations: Restaurant Opportunities Centers United (ROC United), Race Forward, and the Center for Social Inclusion. Collectively, these organizations have decades of experience in restaurant-standards innovation and racial-equity consulting. To ensure this tool is useful, realistic, and accessible for real-life people in the industry, we partnered with two respected fine dining and casual dining restaurants in the San Francisco Bay Area: Alta (San Francisco) and Homeroom (Oakland).