Celebrating 25 Years of MFHA
Episode 4618th October 2021 • Order Up • National Restaurant Association
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This week on Order Up, we’re celebrating 25 years of MFHA!  Diversity, equity and inclusion have become an integral part of the foodservice industry. But it hasn’t always been that way. Gerry Fernandez joins us to talk about how his vision has evolved since he first founded MFHA in 1996, why addressing inequities has become the focus of modern businesses, and the importance of incentivizing people of all backgrounds to join the hospitality industry.

  • (01:11) - 25 years of MFHA
  • (04:06) - Creating access
  • (08:42) - Evolution of vision
  • (13:46) - Dish room to board room
  • (17:40) - Pandemic shifts
  • (22:12) - Leaders in diversity & inclusion
  • (25:40) - Passion for the work

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