Founded in 2010, we are a food-service workers’ rights organization building a future with higher wages, better working conditions, and greater equity for us all in the Bay Area. We work to improve restaurant workers’ lives by building worker power and uniting workers of various backgrounds around shared goals and values.

Contact Us

If you have questions about your rights in the workplace, want to get involved with our advocacy work, or have a general inquiry for us, fill out our form below and we’ll follow up with you.


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Our Work


Helps restaurant workers advocate for rights in the workplace


Advocate for local and national policy that creates an equitable restaurant industry


Provides restaurant workers skills trainings and political education

Our Team

DjeRae Lucas

Lead Organizer

DjeRae graduated Summa Cum Laude with a degree in Urban Arts Management from Coppin State University in their home state of Maryland. Prior to their time at ROC, they enjoyed a career in arts education and policy advocacy as a Communication Specialist and teacher. They became an organizer in 2021 with the Defund Police Movement in Baltimore and moved to the Bay Area in 2022. 

In the summer of 2022, DjeRae joined ROC the Bay as an intern through the Center for Third World Organizing’s Movement Activist Apprenticeship Program (MAAP). In addition to their commitment to workplace justice organizing for restaurant workers, DjeRae has a passion for advocating for and organizing with Black Trans and Queer folks.

CHOW Classes

The COLORS Hospitality Opportunities for Workers (CHOW) Institute provides an in-depth and advanced professional training in both front- and back-of-the-house restaurant skills at no cost to either employers or employees.

CHOW participants enjoy a multi-tiered curriculum designed to prepare them for living-wage jobs, like fine dining waitstaff, bartenders and managers.

As the restaurant industry is facing a serious labor shortage, restaurants need the training that CHOW offers. CHOW fills this labor gap while ensuring the majority of restaurant job opportunities guarantee fair wages and better workplace practices.

To learn more about upcoming classes, fill out the form.