Over the last two years, the pace of changing compensation structures in the restaurant industry has accelerated, largely because of a long-neglected need to make the industry more sustainable for employees and owners. Attracting and retaining staff has also become more challenging than ever, forcing further interrogation of how to make the industry more appealing as a long-term career. The James Beard Foundation began its Industry Support work with national surveys, small-group Zoom sessions, and other efforts to understand the changing needs of the industry and how we could help meet them. Over the course of three months, JBF interviewed chefs across the country about their business compensation practices, developing a roadmap of the many ways in which employers renumerate their staff—financial or otherwise. Beyond wages, this includes health insurance, paid time off, flexible scheduling, and clear paths to career growth.
This webinar will present the result of this work, featuring business expert Elizabeth Tilton of Oyster Sunday with plenty of time for your questions to be addressed.