These are certainly difficult times for our nation. As we collectively mourn the unwarranted, tragic death of George Floyd and remember the names of so many others (including Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, Philando Castile, Eric Garner) that have been the victims of systemic racism, communities across the US (and throughout the world) are demanding change.
At Chefs For Seniors, we stand in vehement opposition to racism and will not condone intolerance or mistreatment of others. We have always believed in following the “Golden Rule”, to treat everyone (our clients, franchise owners, employees, etc.) as you wish to be treated, but also recognize that recent events serve as a wake up call for us to step up and do better.
For starters, we are listening. We have encouraged open dialogue on these issues with our chef franchise owners across the US, and understand that an organization we still have a lot to learn on the topic of racial injustice in the black community. In addition, we must all speak up when we witness or overhear racist comments or actions. We are also actively researching organizations that support the fight against racial injustice – and would welcome any recommendations for others ways we can get involved as a company.
Our Chefs For Seniors family of franchise owners are a diverse group of individuals who come from a variety of backgrounds with different life experiences, yet all of you were drawn to this business for the same reasons: to make a living doing something that makes the world a better place. In order to move society forward, we need to be united in fighting for fairness for the black community – and as an organization we’re committed to doing our part.
Barrett & Nathan Allman
Chefs For Seniors, Inc.