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The Southeast Michigan Restaurant Industry Roundtable is a regional partnership whose member organizations promote sustainable business practices for employees and consumers in the food service and hospitality industry.
Roundtable members include restaurant owners, workers, public officials, and community colleges as well as workforce and economic development organizations. All are dedicated to the concept of the High Road to Profitability – the concept that ethical wages and working conditions benefit employers, employees, and consumers by reducing employee turnover, enhancing service, and creating the positive consumer experience that is the key to thriving in the restaurant industry.
As a unique public/private collaboration dedicated to strengthening Southeast Michigan’s restaurant industry workforce, the Roundtable leverages resources in new ways to support a vibrant regional economy with good jobs and plentiful advancement opportunities. The Roundtable serves as a forum to share and learn best practices.
Roundtable members played a central leadership role in founding the COLORS Hospitality Opportunities for Workers (CHOW) Institute, our region’s largest provider of free professional restaurant and hospitality training. Roundtable members play a leadership role in the Training Center, shaping its curriculum as well as providing educational along with professional mentoring and networking opportunities for COLORS graduates.
In addition to leadership opportunities, Roundtable members can benefit from a variety of services including: (1) guidance on how to gain and/or stay in compliance with employment, immigration, health and safety laws; (2) insight into business solutions; (3) professional employee training and placement services; (4) technical assistance in developing employee manuals, including templates and translations; as well as (5) opportunities to be recognized in our regional Restaurant Diners Guide as an Exceptional Workplace.
If you are interested in receiving more information about how you can join the Southeast Michigan Restaurant Industry Roundtable, please call our office or complete the form below. If you submit the online form, we will respond to your request within one business day.