R Download Logo New York City Restaurant Industry Roundtable Honors Restaura Exceptional Workplace Award and Dining Guide, July 7 Award Breakfast and Release of “New York City Diner’s Guide to High Road Res Awareness During NYC Restaurant Week 06.30.2009 – New York City: Launching to coincide with NYC Restaurant Week, the New York City Restaurant Industry (NYCRI) Roundtable is honoring a prestigious Twitter Pitc group of 7 restaurants with the first annual Exceptional Workplace Awards. Also Restaurant Ind Honor Restaur released will be “The New York City Diner’s Guide to High Road Restaurants,” a Guide on July consumer’s guide to dozens of restaurants that go above and beyond city and state law requirements to support the rights and provide benefits for restaurant industry News Facts employees. The award winning restaurants are: One if by Land, Two if by Sea, The awards Colors, Crema, La Palapa, Raw Soul, K-Dog and Dune Buggy, and Las Chicas Tuesday, Ju Locas. One if by La Barrow Stre The awards breakfast will be held on Tuesday, July 7th from 10am " 12pm at One if Speakers In Manhattan B by Land, Two if by Sea at 17 Barrow Street (4th St & 7th Ave S). Speakers Include: Daniel R. Ga Scott M. Stringer, Manhattan Borough President and Daniel R. Garodnick, New York Council. City Council. The NYC Re Roundtable Rekha Eanni-Rodriguez, the Director of the Restaurant Opportunities Center of New between re York (ROC-NY), says that “The Exceptional Workplace Award and identifying window government stickers are going to the restaurants who have signed the NYCRI Code of Conduct, and ROC-N and will indicate to customers that these restaurants are voluntarily prioritizing the 45 restaura well-being and rights of their employees, and are proactive models for the entire government to improve c industry.” The Code of Conduct outlines restaurants work toward providing health and owners benefits and paid sick days for workers, making employee training manuals restaurants. available in multiple languages, and maintaining a nondiscriminatory work ROC-NY wa environment and promotions process, among others. 11th, 2001 t restaurant Restaurant owner Barbara Sibley of La Palapa says “As a Roundtable members, result of the our role is to improve our businesses and the restaurant industry altogether. I tragedy, and decided to sign the Roundtable’s code of conduct, as good labor practices ultimately NYC's 165,0 benefit me as a business owner. My safe and healthy environment translates into Resource Li better food, customer safety, better service, happier workers, less turnover and Restaurant training time, and ultimately, customers notice. Taking the high road is not only the New York right thing to do, but I’ve found that it truly helps my bottom line.” The NYC Din Restaurants National bestselling author and sustainable and fair food advocate Anna Lappé NYCRI High R says, “The dining guide and stickers are a powerful tool for all of us who care about Tags the health and safety not only of our food but also of workers in the food industry. New York Ci When I go out to eat, my food tastes better when I know workers basic rights are Roundtable, being honored. The NYC Restaurant Industry Roundtable & ROC will help me Restaurant identify which restaurants to celebrate and patron - I look forward to digging in.” New York, R Labor rights Media are invited to the awards breakfast and diner’s guide release. RSVPs are Restaurant encouraged to the press contact above, but are not mandatory. York City Re Roundtable, #### Award, Exce Awards, Rek Scott M. Stri The NYC Restaurant Industry Roundtable (NYCRI) is a collaboration between restaurant owners, workers, government agencies and city officials, and ROC-NY, that brings together over 45 restaurant owners, workers, government agencies, and city officials to improve conditions for all workers and owners in New York City restaurants. They meet quarterly to provide services, strategies, and information to help business owners take the high road to profitability by retaining long-term loyal, dedicated, healthy, and well-trained employees. The Restaurant Opportunities Center of New York (ROC-NY), co-sponsors of the NYC Restaurant Industry Roundtable, is dedicated to winning improved conditions for NYC’s over 165,000 restaurant workers and raising public recognition of restaurant workers' contributions to the city. Founded after September 11th, 2001 to provide support to restaurant workers displaced as a result of the World Trade Center tragedy, their membership consists of 3200 restaurant workers and their families from all parts of the world and from all different sectors of this nation's fastest growing industry. 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