Female Artisans Discuss: Proper Leadership Being Key To Move Past The #MeToo Movement

Female Artisans Discuss: Proper Leadership Being Key To Move Past The #MeToo Movement
  • The #MeToo movement is making positive changes in the restaurant industry.

  • Women are moving forward in an male-led industry and empowering women and men alike.

    The #MeToo movement has shone a light on the unhealthy culture not unique to, but definitely prevalent in, the restaurant industry. With women making up about 51.8 percent of the industry, there comes a shift in what was once a predominately male led space. Take a listen for an empowering discussion about the future of female artisans making a difference in the restaurant industry.



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How Can the Restaurant Industry Move Forward After So Many Sexual Misconduct Cases Have Come to Light?

How Can the Restaurant Industry Move Forward After So Many Sexual Misconduct Cases Have Come to Light?

As the #MeToo movement inspires more victims to come forward about their past abusive experiences, the more we realize that sexual harassment is especially prevalent in the restaurant industry. 

Now that there has finally been a light shone on the unhealthy culture that a massive number of workers in the restaurant industry have been subjected to, how can we make the necessary improvements so staff members feel more comfortable working at a restaurant? 

OpenTable's CEO Christa Quarles, whose company recently hosted its second Open Conversations dinner, points out at there is still so much work to be done. 

“The first order for these dinners was really to create space and forum for conversation. And from there, I think everybody wants to know that this isn’t just about having the cathartic conversation. While that’s super important and frankly very much needed, it’s also to create space for what’s next,” said Quarles

So what's next? How do we move forward to prevent sexual harassment in the future?

James Beard Award-winning Chef Ashley Christensen recommends investing in human resources to create a "safe zone" for team members. 

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Some of the Sessions You Don't Want to Miss at Foodable.io on May 21

Some of the Sessions You Don't Want to Miss at Foodable.io on May 21

Foodable.io is back again this year, but it returns as an interactive media event that meets silent disco.

On Monday, May 21 in Chicago, Foodable.io will feature ioTalks, live podcast filmings, executive interviews, chef profiles, bartender demos and the Mix-off Challenge– all of which you don’t want to miss.

The food industry continues to evolve as new technology, food and beverage trends change the consumer landscape for foodservice. 

At Foodable.io, we are bringing together the restaurant industry’s best innovators for the ultimate Think Tank.

With multiple sessions being filmed at once, guests will be able to move around the venue and be a part of the immersive event as the live audience. With a pair of headphones (the ones used at silent discos,) guests will tune into whatever session they want to listen to.

It's safe to say, it will be unlike any other industry event you have ever been to.

Every year, there a new challenges that operators and foodservice professionals face. With that in mind, we are introducing fresh new topics and sessions to the IO agenda.

There will be ioTalks, a panel discussion with three guests and a host; podcast filmings featuring two guests and a host; one-on-one interviews with brand executives, innovators, chefs, and more; and bar demos.

Let's take a closer look at some of the topics that will be explored at Foodable.io.

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