Restaurants Advancing Industry Standards in Employment (RAISE)

RAISE (Restaurants Advancing Industry Standards in Employment) provides restaurant owners with a path to the High Road to Profitability.  By taking this path, members can promote sustainable business practices for employees and consumers while boosting their bottom line. ROC now works with 100 ‘high road’ employer partners around the country.

Through a collaboration of restaurant owners, workers, government agencies, city officials and ROC staff, RAISE offers owners access to critical information, an invaluable support network, and problem-solving opportunities. Regardless of what stage their business is in, members share a multitude of concerns and issues: How do I stay in compliance, keep great employees, provide health care insurance, find qualified workers, improve health and safety conditions? RAISE facilitates the learning and sharing of best practices.

Interested in joining? Fill out the application here

For more information and resources on RAISE and high road practices click here (or email Alex Galimberti at 

Find a current list of RAISE members here.