Coinciding with the first day of Women’s History Month, Grubhub announced on Friday that it is partnering with the James Beard Foundation to support initiatives that help advance women in the culinary field. Through the end of March, diners who order food on Grubhub can donate their change to the foundation’s Women’s Leadership Programs. And the delivery service company has added thousands of women-led restaurants to its nation-wide RestaurantHER map, which launched last year as the first of its kind.
The expanded initiatives aim to empower women chefs and owners who are often underrepresented in the restaurant industry. According to Grubhub, today just 33 percent of restaurants are majority-owned by women and women make up just seven percent of head chefs.
“We know as a company we have the responsibility to raise awareness and make an impact on not only the industry, but our own platform as well,” Matt Maloney, CEO of Grubhub, said in a press release. “There’s no doubt that more diversity and overall support for women-run restaurants will spark new creativity and expertise to create and lead future generations of restaurateurs.”
Expanding the initiative further, Grubhub and Women Chefs & Restaurateurs developed a toolkit for aspiring chefs and culinary leaders called Sharpen Your Skills, aimed to help women navigate the industry.
And the interactive map allows users to search by location to find establishments that are owned or co-owned by women or have a kitchen led by a woman chef.
Find women-led restaurants in your community here.
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