Equity At The Table (EATT) is very much inspired by the aphorism that it’s better to “build a longer table, not a higher fence.” EATT is a practical and proactive response to the blatant gender and racial discrimination that plagues the food industry. EATT is an easy-to-navigate database for food industry professionals featuring only women/gender non-conforming individuals and focusing primarily on POC and the LGBTQ community.
There are many different ways to use the EATT. Are you an editor, conference organizer, restaurateur, agent, or author who is looking to hire or feature someone? We’ve got you covered. Are you someone who has experienced abuse in the workplace in the food industry and is looking for a lawyer or journalist who can help you understand your rights? We’ve got you covered. Are you a freelance writer looking for a bookkeeper? Or maybe you are just starting out and looking for work created by someone who looks like you or is from where you are from? We’ve got you covered. EATT is as much a directory as it is a community.
Looking for more writers and chefs? Or even illustrators, cartoonists, photographers, coders and more? Check out: Creatives of Color, Writers of Color, Shef City, Black Food & Beverage, Black Culinary History, Women Who Draw, Queer Cartoonists, Cartoonists of Color, Disabled Cartoonists, Women Photograph, Women Who Code, Black Vegans Rock, 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 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 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.
To join EATT, click here.
MORE INFORMATION: EATT processes new members manually and appreciates your patience. There are no membership dues. Whether or not you are a member, if you’d like to support EATT financially (processing new members, hosting fees, and a part time social media employee don’t grow on trees!), you can support us on our Patreon page.
EATT was started by Julia Turshen with input from an Advisory Board that includes: Kimberly Chou Tsun An, Hawa Hassan, Krystal Mack, Klancy Miller, Shakirah Simley, and Nicole Taylor. And special shout out to Ruby Tandoh for UK advice!
CONTACT: Any questions, concerns, technical issues, feedback, or updates to existing listings can be addressed to firstname.lastname@example.org.