Track & Food Podcast

Taylor Chobotiuk on Diversity In Restaurants, Rewarding Leadership And Meaningful Conversations

January 08, 2021 Jamie Mah / Mickey Mcleod/Taylor Chobtiuk Season 1 Episode 55
Track & Food Podcast
Taylor Chobotiuk on Diversity In Restaurants, Rewarding Leadership And Meaningful Conversations
Show Notes

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In this episode we were thrilled to not only record again but excited to chat with Tacofino's head of Talent and Culture Taylor Chobotiuk about their Shift Change series on diversity in restaurants.

Shift Change began back in 2019 as a new thought experiment by the team at Tacofino.

"Shift Change aims to encourage dialogue about issues prevalent in the hospitality industry like gender, diversity and inclusion, mental health and substance dependency in an effort to find meaningful and lasting solutions. At its core, Shift Change looks to support positive and sustainable change for our industry by inspiring people to take action."

With a new world order altering how we interact, the series shifted this past fall to a four part webinar series. The first two centred on Equity, Diversity and Inclusion for Racialized Groups Within the Industry and Queer Competency for the Hospitality Industry. This coming Tuesday, January 12th will be third instalment in the series. The focus this time around will be on Inclusive Hiring for Food and Beverage Workers on the Autism Spectrum.
Registration is free. The talk will be from 3:00pm - 4:30pm PST. You can sign up here.

This chat was a lot of fun for us. Taylor's candid and endearing. You can tell he cares. We like that. We need more of this in our society. 2020 sucked. Talks such as these are excellent for our community. Hopefully they have more in the pipeline. We urge you to check out next week's episode. Looks to be a good one.

As always, we thank you for all the support this past year. We have plenty on the docket for this year, so stay tuned for more. Enjoy the episode.

**What can we say about Tacofino. We adore what they do. They have locations all over Vancouver. Do check them out. We recommend the nachos with a side of several margaritas. We also have a soft spot for their original Vancouver location up on Hastings. The light show there is killer.

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