Equity At The Table (EATT) is an easy-to-navigate digital directory inspired by the aphorism that it’s better to “build a longer table, not a higher fence.” EATT features only women/gender non-conforming individuals in/around the food industry and focuses primarily on POC and the LGBTQ community. It is a practical and proactive response to the blatant gender and racial discrimination that plagues the food industry. EATT will always be free to join and free to use.
WHO CAN JOIN EATT?
Check out our JOIN/FAQs page for all the information.
HOW DO I USE EATT?
- Head over to our directory.
- On the lefthand side of the page, you’ll see lists of professions, resources, locations, and identifications, plus a box where you can type in someone’s name and search for them.
- Select whichever profession, resource, location, and/or identification you’re looking for and all of the matching profiles will pop up.
- You can select any single category to see everyone who has included it on their profile. For example, you can click ‘baker’ and see all of the bakers.
- You can also select multiple categories at a time to see infinite combinations. For example, if you select ‘baker,’ ‘writer,’ and ‘Asian-American,’ you will see profiles of all of the people who identify as all of those things.
- Select and unselect categories as needed to refine your search.
- Unselect all of the categories you selected (or simply press the red ‘reset filters’ option) to clear your search and start over.
- Want to get in touch with someone you found? Click through to whatever link they offered (website, social media handle, etc.) and contact them directly. Tell them you found them on EATT if you’d like!
- Found someone you want to connect with but you’re having trouble finding their contact information through their links? Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll try and help connect the dots.
- FAQs are here.
- EATT will always be free to join and free to use.
- Whether or not you are a member, if you’d like to support EATT financially, you can support us on our Patreon page. In addition to paying for our hosting fees and our part-time employee who runs our Instagram page, EATT invests all money raised on Patreon right back into the EATT community.
- Other Directories: Eat Queer, Black Wine Professionals, People Who Craft, Writers of Color, Black Food & Beverage, Queer Cartoonists, Cartoonists of Color, Disabled Cartoonists, Women Photograph, Women Who Code, Black Vegans Rock, The Black Creative Directory, and TONL for culturally diverse stock photography. Also check out RAFI’s Equity at the Table Speaker Series (no relation) across North Carolina that is free and open to the public.
- Looking for a job? Check out Oyster Sunday’s Job Board Database.
- Looking for an illustrator? Check out Women Who Draw.
- Looking for a mental health resource in the food community? Look no further than Chefs with Issues.
- In food service and in crisis? Check out the Giving Kitchen for support.
- Looking for more information about Black Culinary History? Look no further than Black Culinary History.
- Looking for a kitchen studio to rent for a photo or video shoot in Los Angeles? Check out Jikoni! (They do video production, too).
- Looking for for advice on what to include in a cookbook proposal? Check out these components from the Lisa Ekus Group.
- Looking for some free business tools like a basic pitch template? Check out these resources from Erin Patinkin.
- Looking for practical guidance about hiring practices, etc? Check out Oyster Sunday’s Pathways to Equity, Diversity + Inclusion: Hiring Resource
- Looking for BIPOC-owned food businesses with products for sale? Check out this group of products.
Any questions, concerns, technical issues, feedback, or updates to existing listings can be addressed to email@example.com.