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August 02, 2022

ELEVATE - A Menu for Change Framework

ELEVATE - A Menu for Change

To drive positive change in DEI initiatives for enterprises and employees, MFHA created ELEVATE – A Menu for Change – a framework for building successful DEI programs and cultural fluency within the restaurant industry.   

ELEVATE – A Menu for Change works for organizations of all sizes. Each step in the ELEVATE framework reflects actions to be taken by company management to create and foster effective DEI policies and practices. 

How can you develop an effective DEI policy?

Introducing ELEVATE – A Menu for Change Framework 

To drive positive change in DEI initiatives for enterprises and employees, MFHA created ELEVATE – A Menu for Change – a framework for building successful DEI programs and cultural fluency within the restaurant industry.  

ELEVATE – A Menu for Change works for organizations of all sizes. Each step in the ELEVATE framework reflects actions to be taken by company management to create and foster effective DEI policies and practices.

The framework includes tools to help an enterprise assess its current DEI policy, identify stakeholders, and establish a strong foundation for meaningful change to a DEI policy, change that achieves a true culture of inclusion, equity and opportunity.

The ELEVATE framework helps set that foundation by showing how enterprises can foster stakeholder communication, establish goals, and measure success. 

Included: 

  • A step-by-step toolkit showing proven best practices of effective DEI programs 
  • Direct actions management can take to move initiatives forward 
  • Assessment tools to help enterprises identify stakeholders, examine current offerings, and build a foundation for meaningful change 
  • Effective stakeholder communication 
  • Guidelines to establish goals and set success metrics 
  • Guidelines to communicate DEI policies and value to current and prospective employees

ELEVATE is complimentary to all MFHA, Association and EF members and cost $349 for the restaurant industry.

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  • American Express is a globally integrated payments company, providing customers with access to products, insights and experiences that enrich lives and build business success. Learn more at americanexpress.com and connect with us on americanexpress.com/merchant and connect with us on facebook.com/americanexpressbusiness, instagram.com/americanexpressbusiness, linkedin.com/company/american-express-business, and twitter.com/amexbusiness.

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  • The #FairKitchens movement was founded by Unilever Food Solutions in the summer of 2018 in response to a heightened need to address health and wellbeing issues at the heart of the foodservice and hospitality industry. Research by Unilever Food Solutions in 2017 had uncovered that 74% of chefs were sleep deprived to the point of exhaustion, 63% of chefs felt depressed, and more than half felt pushed to breaking point.

    This inclusive industry-wide and global movement aims to better the lives of foodservice professionals around the world. We connect and create community in the industry to open a conversation around the unhealthy working conditions and call for change, because a healthier kitchen culture makes for a healthier business. We aim to raise the standards of our industry to better retain the talent we have today and attract the talent we need for the future.

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