In our latest Masters in Business podcast, we speak with Saru Jayaraman. She is the Director of the Food Labor Research Center at University of California, Berkeley, and Co-Director of the Restaurant Opportunities Centers United (ROC-United). She is a recipient of the James Beard Foundation Leadership Awards, and was named to Crain’s “40 Under 40” list for 2015. Jayaraman is the author of Forked: A New Standard for American Dining as well as Behind the Kitchen Door.
The conversation covered the changes in the dining and restaurant industry, from shift sin the minimum wage issues to the latest trend in dining out, a new “No Tipping” policies as some restaurants.
Jayaraman attended UCLA, for her undergraduate school work, graduating with a B.A. International Development Studies and Political Science, in 1995. She earned her Masters in Public Policy at Harvard University, John F. Kennedy School of Government in 1998, and then received a J.D. from Yale Law School, 2000.