The Melting Pot

Schilling, Becky
June 2008
FoodService Director;6/15/2008, Vol. 21 Issue 6, p62
Trade Publication
The article deals with the increasing workforce diversity in the U.S. foodservice industry. In food preparation and service related occupations, 38% of employees identify their race as African American, Asian, or Hispanic or Latino, according to the Current Population Survey. Wanda Grant, child nutrition director for the El Monte California City School District, says Spanish is the first language of about 80% of her staff. The biggest challenge with training is the language barrier, Paula DeLucca of Archdiocese of Chicago School District says.


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