On today's episode of All in the Industry®, Shari Bayer is joined by Camilla Marcus, Chef/Founder of west~bourne, the popular all day, zero-waste restaurant in SoHo, Manhattan that operates with a unique, fully integrated philanthropic business model. Through a partnership with Robin Hood Foundation, 1% of every purchase made at the restaurant benefits The Door, an organization that supports local hospitality training for youth and from which west~bourne hires most of its team. A native Angeleno, Camilla created west~bourne’s menu to pay homage to California’s bounty, while every detail of west~bourne’s design has been thoughtfully sourced with California craftsmanship and sustainability in mind. Camilla is a co-founder of Relief Opportunities for All Restaurants (ROAR), an organization working to enact a sustainable future for the restaurant industry in New York. In partnership with Robin Hood, ROAR provides direct cash assistance to restaurant workers in New York City. Camilla is also a founding member of the Independent Restaurant Coalition (IRC). Formerly the Director of Business Development for Union Square Hospitality Group, Camilla has also worked in real estate investing for Colony Capital and CIM Group. She trained in both business and law at the Wharton School and New York University, and earned a culinary degree from the International Culinary Center. Today's show also features Shari's PR tip to be an activist; Industry News discussion, including COVID-19; and Solo Dining experience at Peeko Oysters in New Suffolk, NY on the North Fork of Long Island. Listen at Heritage Radio Network; subscribe/rate/review our show at iTunes, Stitcher or Spotify. Follow us @allindustry. Thanks for being a part of All in the Industry®. Stay safe and well.
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