COVID resources for Bay Area restaurant workers are here.

Register for our upcoming CHOW Management Training classes!

Virtual classes scheduled for July 12th to July 23rd

The CHOW Institute Management Training is designed to assist restaurant workers and food service professionals with training opportunities that will either provide new skills or enhance current skills.  A partnership between ROC United and Cornell University, this training will provide you with the skills necessary to think and act as a manager.

This virtual, two-week training is provided at no cost and graduates will earn certificates from both ROC United and Cornell University!

Who We Are

ROC-NOLA is a restaurant worker center founded in 2011. We build power and voice for restaurant workers through policy change and organizing.

We are a multi-racial, grassroots organization dedicated to winning improved working conditions and raising industry standards for all New Orleans area restaurant workers.

We are a membership-based worker center that organizes restaurant workers. We also advocate for improved labor standards and higher wages and actively work with high-road employers to implement equitable and dignified workplace practices in restaurants.


Upcoming events


Training courses to enter higher paid positions in the food service industry


Become a member


Text ROC to 79606