THE BIG PICTURE

UNPACKING CLIMATE CHANGE, GOVERNMENT POLICY, LOCAL, AND GLOBAL ISSUES

Driving Change: Should you consider switching to electric vehicles?

You source local ingredients, compost your waste and choose environmentally-friendly packaging. But have you considered the impact of the vehicles you use to support your business? Evidence continues to mount regarding the environmental and health advantages of replacing combustion engine vehicles with electric ones. ... Read More...

Feast Boxes: Indigenous culinary, feeding the marginalized

This campaign aims to support Indigenous families in need while also securing jobs in Indigenous culinary food services. It allows employees to keep working at the participating restaurants and establishments. This pandemic caused so many places to close their doors, and this is a way for us to bring back kitchen and support staff during the holidays.... Read More...

Food, Policy & Equality

The foodservice industry has an opportunity to be a driver of change, and to shake the unsustainable practices that it is built upon. Tipping culture, says Taylor, is just another form of charity, and we know it doesn’t work. The lowest wage earners—who are more likely to identify as BIPOC—need to earn a sustainable wage, should have access to benefits, and should be offered pathways to increased opportunities. Migrant workers need their human rights valued and upheld, and need to be seen as part of the larger system they operate within.... Read More...

Charlotte Big Canoe: On Anti-Racism and Restaurants

Unconscious racism doesn’t go away when marches die down or hashtags dip in popularity, it is something that needs to be addressed individually. How can we be sure we aren’t subconsciously acting as oppressors rather than allies? How do we be truly anti-racist, rather than performative?... Read More...