Behind The Kitchen Door on CNN, NY Times

February 6th, 2013 • by The Welcome Table

-Behind The Kitchen Door was featured this morning in The New York Times column by Florence Fabricant here along with one of ROC’s High-Road employers, Andy Shallal of Busboys and Poets.

- Saru Jayaraman, author of Behind The Kitchen Door and co-director of ROC-United, will be on CNN’s Starting Point tomorrow (Thursday) Soledad O’Brien at 8:45am. Please tune in!


Our sneak preview of Behind The Kitchen Door at the Ford Foundation was a huge success!

Thank you to the Ford Foundation for hosting and everyone who attended and participated in this event. All of our panelists offered engaging ideas and observations on how we can collectively bring national attention to working conditions in the restaurant industry.

“When I got to New York, I noticed how restaurants post letter grades from the Health Department. What if they also had to post letter grades indicating the quality of the conditions for their workers?”

– Andy Shallal, High-Road Employer, Owner of Busboys and Poets

“What prevents eaters, who care about animals with brown eyes, from caring about people with brown eyes?”

- Raj Patel, Author of Stuffed and Starved

“We don’t just hold forks when we eat out, we hold incredible POWER!”

- Saru Jayaraman

“Locally grown, grass-fed and serenaded beef is meaningless if the people who prepare it are abused.”

- Baratunde Thurston

To check out highlights from the Ford Foundation panel discussions, check out #kitchendoor

Participate in the growing discussion to improve working conditions for our nation’s 10 million restaurant workers by following @sarujayaraman and @rocunited on twitter.

Behind The Kitchen Door is out 2/13 - help us sell 5,000 copies by 2/14 (what we’re calling “Love The Hands That Feed You Day”). Purchase your copy here.

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