Here at Culinary Agents, we exist to support and connect the hospitality community whose makeup is inherently diverse, with a focus on helping talent succeed in their careers. The ongoing racism, inequalities and tragedies experienced by the Black community, which have been amplified by recent events, are part of a broader and systemic issue within our society.
For positive change to occur, we feel it is our responsibility, collectively and individually, to be better by doing better. We are dedicated to listening, learning and sharing, in the hopes of a future where racial injustices and police brutality have no place. We stand in solidarity with the Black community and all marginalized communities.
Here is a roundup of resources to start educating yourself and your team on the complicated and challenging landscape of racism, bias, and prejudice.
If you have more information to share with the hospitality community, please email us ([email protected]) as we are continuing to add and update resources to help our community make positive change in support of anti-racism.
Black Lives Matter Foundation - Healing Action Toolkit
The global organization, Black Lives Matter Foundation, has created a collection of toolkits to share knowledge, innovations and insights in support of Black communities.
Catriceology - Workshops, Trainings, Books and Podcast
Speaker and educator, Catrice M. Jackson is the creator of Catriceology, the “Straight Up No Chaser Anti-Racism Education” that focuses on what is causing stress, challenges and barriers for black and brown people.
Kalamazoo Community Foundation - Racial Equity Toolkit
The Racial Equity Toolkit from the Kalamazoo Community Foundation, Restaurant Opportunities Centers United (ROC United), Race Forward, and the Center for Social Inclusion provides your restaurant management team with practical resources for assessing, planning, and implementing steps toward racial equity.
Monique Melton - Workbooks, Guides and Podcast
Monique Melton is an anti-racism educator, published author, international speaker, and host of the Shine Brighter Together podcast. Her workbooks have been designed to help identify areas businesses can examine to ensure they're racially diverse, inclusive, and engaging in anti-racism frameworks.
The People's Institute for Survival and Beyond - Undoing Racism Program
The PISAB's Undoing Racism Program prepares employees to be active organizers for justice. This program challenges participants to analyze the structures of power and privilege that hinder social equity through dialogue, reflection, role-playing, strategic planning, and presentations.
ServSafe - Online Course
ServSafe, in conjunction with the Multicultural Foodservice & Hospitality Alliance (MFHA), has developed an interactive course for employees in the foodservice industry to help them understand their unconscious bias. ServSafe believes that once you make people aware of their unconscious biases, people can make decisions about how they are going to interact with both guests and co-workers, respectfully and positively.