Season 2

How did we get here?

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Chapter 1 – Embracing individuality
How do we celebrate difference, while remaining true to ourselves? Our experts kick off this episode by exploring how we can still express individuality while recognising what we have in common.
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Chapter 2 – An evolving identity
We delve into the nuances of adapting ourselves to new environments and how this manifests itself in our creativity. How do we communicate our story and heritage through how we serve our guests?
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Chapter 3 – We are the change
We discuss diversity and inclusion and the tangible solutions that can be embraced to make positive change. How do we recognise difference and new voices, while allowing them space to fail, to then succeed?

In this episode, we look at how the hospitality industry reflects identity, place and diversity under the core value of empathy. Our experts question how we can recognize our similarities while also respecting our differences; how we represent our own identities in new environments; and how the industry can meaningfully and tangibly make changes to celebrate diversity.


Further Reading

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Friendship test: Alex Jump & Lauren Paylor O’Brien

The US-based bartenders who also run hospitality wellbeing project, Focus On Health, take Campari Academy’s friendship test. They talk country songs, pet names and sober bachelorette parties Alex Jump and Lauren Paylor O’Brien have both worn many hats over their illustrious bartending careers, from head bartender and consultant, to R&D chef and writer respectively – […]

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Parabere Forum: How Maria Canabal is giving women a voice in the industry

With an 8,000-strong database of professionals and a visionary global conference, the award-winning journalist has shown the power of engaging women across the hospitality industry with Parabere Forum. We speak to Maria Canabal about what drives her, and hear testimonies from three of those voices When facing the ever-present question about how to empower women […]

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Kyisha Davenport wants more respect for Black culture in hospitality

From having more Black-owned restaurants, to questioning the appropriation of Black culture through ingredients and language, the founder of BarNoirBoston and GM & Beverage Director of Comfort Kitchen explains what needs to change if authentic representation is to be the future When I moved from New York to Boston about seven years ago, it wasn’t […]

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Ivy Singh-Lim is fighting for Singapore’s farming future

She could have spent her retiring days anywhere in the world: instead, Ivy Singh-Lim decided to come back to her native Singapore, establishing Bollywood Farms and fighting for her country’s future A short 30-minute drive north of Singapore’s Marina Bay, there stands a quiet porched house, overlooking a pond, the only sounds to be heard […]

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Our manifesto: Double Chicken Please

Building a brand identity, changing hiring policies and a focus on merchandise are all part of the New York City bar’s manifesto. The team at Double Chicken Please show us behind the curtain of its approach to business  Now more than ever, bars are becoming more vocal and visible when it comes to the hows […]

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Change at the top: Lorraine Copes on restructuring for representation

Founded by Lorraine Copes in 2020, Be Inclusive Hospitality is a non-profit organisation which works in education, information and equity for people of colour in hospitality. But it’s far from simple Out of a pool of 3,120 people working at all levels of hospitality across the UK, only 25% have participated in EDI (Equity, Diversity […]

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