DIVERSITY & INCLUSION
At Fooditude we like to recognize and celebrate our colleagues’ identities and have a culture of respect for all.
Fooditude’s mission is to make people happy no matter what the working day brings. Not just for our clients, but for our own colleagues too. We believe a diverse mix of minds creates an innovative space. By establishing zero tolerance for any form of discrimination and our commitment to inclusion, we welcome everyone to bring their authentic self to work. We are doing what it takes to make our team members feel valued, respected, and proud to be themselves.
To uphold this commitment, we have adopted the following inclusive practices into our workplace:
We have adopted The Halo Code in 2021, the UK’s first Black hair code.
The Code: “Our workplace champions the right of staff to embrace all Afro-hairstyles. We acknowledge that Afro-textured hair is an important part of our Black employees’ racial, ethnic, cultural, and religious identities, and requires specific styling for hair health and maintenance. In this workplace, we recognise and celebrate our colleagues’ identities. We are a community built on an ethos of equality and respect where hair texture and style have no bearing on an employee’s ability to succeed.”
We have taken the Social Mobility Pledge
Through the pledge, we are committed to social mobility in areas of outreach, access and recruitment within our organisation.
- we reach out to organisations and charities in our local community of South London to provide coaching and workshops to people from disadvantaged backgrounds.
- Since the first lockdown of 2020, we set up an emergency response kitchen for our team to cook nearly 43,000 meals for vulnerable people in Southwark. In 2021, we have partnered with Pembroke House to provide nourishing meals for their residential community.
- All our staff are provided with paid volunteer time each year to give back to a charity or organisation of their choice.
Access: we provide work experience opportunities to those from disadvantaged backgrounds or circumstances and have partnered with organisations and schools to provide opportunities wherever we can. We have a long-standing relationship with Highshore School, a SEN school in Camberwell, that is the cornerstone of our community work. In doing so, we are plugging the gap in what young people want in hospitality and what’s on offer for them.
Recruitment: we don’t require candidates to have attended specific league table academic institutions or be located in reference to socio-economic mapping. We have adopted the fair recruitment practices instilled in our people and business.