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Introducing the ELEVATE Framework

ELEVATE is a new framework to drive positive change in DEI strategies for organizations of any size. Based on landmark research that indicates a gap in how enterprises and employees view DEI policies, ELEVATE provides step-by-step tools that set the foundation for effective program development, implementation and success measurement.

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Who We Are

MFHA is an educational non-profit 501(c)(3) that helps its members build their cultural intelligence and advance their commitment to Diversity, Equity + Inclusion (DEI) by delivering products and solutions that raise the top line, improve the bottom line and build brand value.

What We Do

MFHA shares its DEI expertise and best practices with members through a range of products and services, including workshops, webinars, research/reports, programs/initiatives, private speaking engagements, and consulting services.

Whom We Serve

MFHA members include some of the most prominent, successful, and innovative brands in the foodservice and hospitality industry.


Building Culturally Intelligent Brands & Leaders

For more than 25 years, MFHA has helped advance the industry’s commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion, operating as a “think tank,” developer, and repository for culturally responsive best practices and solutions. As an affiliate of the National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation (NRAEF), MFHA’s mission includes expanding economic prosperity and equality for minorities through workforce development and restaurant ownership.


Gerry Fernandez to Retire at the end of 2023

The Multicultural Foodservice & Hospitality Alliance (MFHA) today announced that President and Founder Gerry A. Fernandez will be retiring effective December 31, 2023. Beginning next year, Gerry will support MFHA in an advisory role.

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Conflict De-Escalation in Hospitality & Foodservice Environments

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Progressive Perspectives Webinar Series

Join MFHA for frank, informative discussions about the experiences of diverse communities in the foodservice industry from a generational perspective.

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MFHA proudly serves more than 50 member companies who are advancing DEI in the foodservice and hospitality industry. Welcome to Nation’s Restaurant News, our newest Platinum member.

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