About RestaurantHER

A unique challenge

Women represent only 24% 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. It was four years ago with the creation of RestaurantHER that Grubhub first started using our platform to drive change and respond to the issues facing women in the restaurant industry. We pledged to champion and support women-led restaurants, raise awareness about inequality in the industry and to help improve things for the better.

Grubhub is strengthening and expanding this commitment to grow the number of thriving, women-led restaurants during Women’s History Month and beyond. As Grubhub kicks off its fourth year of RestaurantHER, we’ve partnered with World Central Kitchen and Women Business Collaborative to support and help amplify our ongoing efforts for women in the culinary industry.

About Grubhub

Grubhub is a leading online and mobile food-ordering and delivery marketplace with the largest and most comprehensive network of restaurant partners, as well as over 31 million active diners. Dedicated to connecting diners with the food they love from their favorite local restaurants, Grubhub elevates food ordering through innovative restaurant technology, easy-to-use platforms and an improved delivery experience. Grubhub features over 300,000 restaurants and is proud to partner with over 265,000 of these restaurants in over 4,000 U.S. cities.


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

*If you self-identify as a woman, regardless of sex assigned at birth, we welcome your participation in RestaurantHER.

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