Women make up about 19 percent of chefs and just 8 percent of head chefs, and data shows they earn about a third less in base pay then men in the same roles. If diners wanted to specifically support women-run restaurants, wouldn’t it be useful for them to have a list—perhaps a binder full of women—to make that easier?
Delivery service GrubHub, in partnership with the organization Women Chefs & Restaurateurs, put together just such a database in honor of Women’s History Month. Nation’s Restaurant News reports the national database is searchable by zip code, and that users can nominate women-led spots they know which can they be approved and added to the list.
“We were shocked that there wasn’t another map or director of women-led restaurants,” Katie Norris, GrubHub’s manager of corporate communications, told NRN.
If you plan to grab a bite at one of the restaurants on the list, make sure to click and let GrubHub know: For every guest that pledges to eat from one of the women-run restaurants, the site will donate $1 to Women Chefs & Restaurateurs. Check out the database at RestaurantHer.com.