About RestaurantHER

A unique challenge

Women represent only 22% of chefs, and 6% of head chefs, across the culinary world. Beyond that, women chefs earn 28% less in base pay than their male counterparts.

Grubhub recognized these issues and saw the need for serious change. So it started RestaurantHER to champion and support restaurants, and raise awareness about inequality in the restaurant industry and help change things for the better.

A strong advocate

Grubhub is a leading online and mobile food-ordering and delivery marketplace with the largest and most comprehensive network of restaurant partners. Grubhub features over 300,000 restaurants in over 3,200 U.S. cities and London.


Where can I learn more about gender inequality in restaurants?

To learn more about this important issue, please check out the links below. Many of these resources are from RestaurantHER partners.

What’s your definition of “women-led”?

We define a woman-led restaurant as a restaurant that meets at least one of these requirements:

  • Restaurant is owned by a woman
  • Restaurant is co-owned by a woman
  • Kitchen is managed by a woman executive chef or woman head chef