Hospitality Speaks wants to start a long overdue conversation
A new platform raising awareness of discrimination in the London restaurant industry and effective ways to combat that discrimination launches today. Hospitality Speaks, founded by journalist Victoria Stewart, offers an anonymous platform for restaurant and bar staff to share their experiences of bullying and harassment, as well as platforming restaurants it believes to promote safe, equitable, and worthy working environments. Initial “people pioneers” — whose requirements include offering staff food, making rotas transparent, and paying the statutory minimum wage — include Mandy Yin’s Holloway Road laksa bar, Sambal Shiok; Asma Khan’s Darjeeling Express; and Iré Hassan-Odukale and Jeremy Chan’s Michelin-starred Ikoyi. It also provides a reference network of NGOs, charities, and legal advice bureaus, to offer a route to support for cases it cannot otherwise address.
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- Good tweet:
‘Colonial undertones’ is a v novel way of making racism sound like a cabernet sauvignon https://t.co/MDl0eSt8w7— Paula Akpan (@paulaakpan) October 30, 2019