Cultivating Diversity & Inclusion and a Positive Workplace in Highly Stressful Times

May 7, 2020

Duration: 31 minutes


The restaurant industry faces unique challenges when it comes to discrimination, mental health and wellness and empathy. In response to these challenges, the President and Founder of the Multicultural Foodservice & Hospitality Alliance (MFHA) will talk with Leonard Yip, Chief People Officer, Panda Express and Jamal Rasoully, CEO Halal Shack about how to manage diverse workforce and a changing reality.

Three takeaways from the webinar:

  • Cultural insights and specific recommendations for restaurant managers on how to best support multicultural employees, customers, and communities with challenges brought on by COVID
  • How discrimination & health disparities impact communities of color and restaurant management both during and after COVID-19.
  • Vital considerations during the process of re-opening restaurants.


Leonard Yip
Chief People Officer
Panda Express

Jamal Rasoully
Halal Shack

Gerry Fernandez

President and Founder
Multicultural Foodservice & Hospitality Alliance (MFHA)