Stories of Resilience and Leadership

Live Broadcast

This broadcast on September 27 features five organizations and their inspiring stories of passion, community, innovation, resilience, and leadership under extreme hardships during the pandemic. Those being featured are representative of so many in the industry who played and continue to play a part in supporting their communities and the food and beverage industry. We would like to thank the following organizations and small businesses for allowing us to share their stories.

The broadcast will be live on Twitter at @beardfoundation at 7 P.M. CT on Monday, September 27.

Bakers Against Racism

Restaurant Workers’ Community Foundation

Independent Restaurant Coalition

Pimento Jamaican Kitchen

Regarding Her
Los Angeles


Digital Series: Stories of Resilience and Leadership

With so many dedicated members of the independent restaurant industry who have shown leadership and resilience particularly in the last year, the James Beard Foundation created a 12-part digital series showcasing inspirational stories on Instagram, @beardfoundation. Watch the videos, follow their journeys, and support them as they continue to provide resources, leadership, and feed their communities. 

Visit the James Beard Foundation's Instagram page or YouTube channel for the series.

Boston Black Hospitality Coalition

Chef Hui
O’ahu, HI

The Lee Initiative
Louisville, KY

Michael Fojtasek

Off Their Plate

Power of 10
Washington, D.C.

Puerto Rico

Restaurants Organizing, Advocating, and Rebuilding (ROAR)

Saffron de Twah, Detroit

San Francisco New Deal
San Francisco

Tennessee Action for Hospitality

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