The Kitchen Cabinet is a grassroots network of industry leaders across the country that work to amplify the role of restaurants in local communities. The goal is to develop meaningful relationships with elected officials and community based organizations through goodwill initiatives that give back to the public. In partnership with the local state association, members will work together to become advocates for the industry to their local lawmakers and the public. The Kitchen Cabinet provides a way for members to grow their network both in the industry and in their local community. The impact of COVID-19 has been devastating to our industry. Now, more than ever, it’s vital that our state and local elected officials understand the dire situation restaurants and their employees are facing. Kitchen Cabinets play a critical role by giving our industry a voice in the cities they work and live in. In 2020 alone, Kitchen Cabinet members have participated in 133 Restaurant Roundtables across 23 states.
Kitchen Cabinets across the country are all unique chapters that reflect the cities and states they live in. Below is a map of states with active Kitchen Cabinets. If you’d like to get involved, please email Lindsey Miller at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.