WHO WE ARE: The Restaurant Opportunities Center of Boston (ROC-Boston) is a member led restaurant workers’ center founded in 2015 and a chapter of ROC United. We are a multi-stakeholder chapter comprised of restaurant workers, restaurant owners and community that’s committed to eating ethically.
We work to improve the restaurant industry in three major ways:
Promoting the High Road to Profitability – We work in coalition with restaurant workers, ethical diners and responsible employers to transform the industry through promotion of “high road” practices. We collaborate with employers to to share their model and communicate with consumers to support these great businesses.
Restaurant Training and Job Placement Services – classes provided by partnering with “high road” employers to help restaurant workers advance to livable wage jobs in the industry. We offer the classes on advanced bartending, fine-dining, and English language needed for the restaurant industry. In these classes we also train workers about their rights, because an educated workforce is an empowered workforce. Contact us to find out when the next class is!
Research & Policy work – We engage in member-led participatory research to lift standards industry-wide.
Contact: Yamila Ruiz