The Restaurant Culture Association seeks to help the notoriously loose hospitality industry combat sexual harassment proactively. When #MeToo hit the restaurant industry, absolutely no one who had ever worked in a restaurant or a bar was surprised. It’s a perfect environment for sexual harassment and abuse to flourish: long hours, late nights, close quarters, lots of alcohol, and a culture that celebrates rowdiness in the kitchen and demands that front-of-the-house staff smooth over bad behavior with a smile, all in the name of hospitality.…

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