Making the Restaurant Industry an Equal Place for Women

The Central Indiana Women's Business Center is partnering with RestaurantHER and Grubhub on an initiative to support female entrepreneurs and leaders in the restaurant industry.

Women represent only 19% of chefs, and 7% of head chefs, across the culinary world. Beyond that, women chefs earn 28% less in base pay than their male counterparts.

Grubhub recognized these issues and saw the need for serious change. So it started RestaurantHER to champion and support restaurants, and raise awareness about inequality in the restaurant industry and help change things for the better.

Today Grubhub launched RestaurantHER.com, and with it, a call for people across the country to pledge to dine in or order from woman-led restaurants during Women’s Month this March. To make it easy for people to fulfill their pledge, the company has created the first-ever map of women-led restaurants (owned, co-owned, or run by a female head chef). Restaurants do not need to be part of the Grubhub network to participate.

This is where we come in: Together we can help make this map even stronger. We are helping spread the word about the opportunity, asking female restaurant owners or female chefs to register on the national directory (map) through this link. Once a female restaurateur or chef has asked to be registered, Grubhub will verify them as female owned and place them on the national directory (map). You can find a link to the map here.

If you have any questions, please reach out to:

General Inquiriesrestauranther@grubhub.com

Central Indiana Women's Business Center Inquiries: Jackie Troy, Director, at jtroy@businessownership.org.

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