Food Tank recently had the opportunity to speak with with Saru Jayaraman of ROC United, who was one of the speakers at the 2015 Food Tank Summit.
Saru Jayaraman is the Co-Founder and Co-Director of the Restaurant Opportunities Centers United (ROC-United) and Director of the Food Labor Research Center at UC Berkeley. ROC now has 13,000 worker members, 100+ employer partners, and several thousand consumer members in 32 cities nationwide.
Saru is a graduate of Yale Law School and the Harvard Kennedy School of Government. She was named one of Crain’s “40 Under 40” and New York Magazine’s “Influentials” of New York City, was listed as CNN’s “Top10 Visionary Women” and recognized as a Champion of Change by the White House in 2014.
Saru authored Behind the Kitchen Door, Cornell University Press, 2013, a national bestseller, and has appeared on CNN with Soledad O’Brien, Bill Moyers Journal on PBS, Melissa Harris Perry and UP with Chris Hayes, Real Time with Bill Maher, and NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams.