Immigrants are an essential and valuable part of America’s hospitality industry. From rich international cuisines and diverse perspectives, it is undeniable that foreign-born talent makes the restaurant business, as we know it, possible. This episode celebrates and explores the experiences of immigrants working in food. Host Kiki Louya sits down with Leticia Landa, the Deputy Director of La Cocina, a nonprofit incubator that’s increasing inclusivity in the food industry and offering opportunities for living-wage work and asset generation. The conversation centers on the barriers faced by immigrant entrepreneurs and the resources available for empowering a new generation of business owners.
Get to know the organizations mentioned in this episode:
The Migrant Kitchen
To learn more about RWCF’s work and donate to the cause, visit www.restaurantworkerscf.org.
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