Episode: 023: The People Behind the Food


Equitable Opportunity Radio – weekly conversations with visionary leaders who are building a more inclusive economy Logo
Subscribe
023: The People Behind the Food

Organization:Bom Dia Market is an inviting corner market offering local and international beer and wine, freshly prepared foods, and thoughtfully sourced grocery and household staples. Bom Dia Market is setting a new standard in the service industry. Bom Dia Market is committed to valuing work-life balance, providing a living wage at all levels of the company, offering competitive benefits (including vacation time), and immersing employees in the intersection of local food lovers and food makers.

Topic:Creating Success by Focusing on Employees

Guest:Shivani Ganguly is the Proprietor of Bom Dia Market and the Principal at Friday Consulting. Previously, she led human resources, operations, and finance for startups and nonprofits. Shivani holds a BA from Stanford University, and an MBA from Presidio Graduate School.

Shivani Ganguly Twitterhttps://twitter.com/shivaniganguly

Take Away Quotes: “We think that great work places are really critical to the success of businesses overall. And we also, just at a base human level, want to make sure that the people we’re working with enjoy their work and are being paid equitably for it, and also have opportunities for growth and development.”

“There’s a real interest for our employees getting to know our customers. We have many, many regular customers; that’s a real cornerstone of our business. People who come in one or two times a day, and we’re a real regular part of their daily life. I think that a big part of that is not just our fantastic food, but it’s that personal connection with the employees who work there.”

“I think one of the biggest problems in the food industry is the culture that we see in kitchens, and that’s been something we’ve honestly struggled with over the past year or so. It’s often a very male dominated culture where people are expected to work for less than a living wage in a relatively unpleasant environment. We want to create this beautiful sustainably produced food and we’re not running our kitchens in that way. And I think that’s something that we as an organization are really tying to change.”

Resources:Bom Dia Markethttp://www.bomdiamarket.com/

Presidio Graduate Schoolhttp://www.presidio.edu



Equitable Opportunity Radio – weekly conversations with visionary leaders who are building a more inclusive economy
Users who viewed this episode also viewed...

Equitable Opportunity Radio – weekly conversations with visionary leaders who are building a more inclusive economy > 021: Is This Working for You?

Organization:The Local Mission Market was founded on a truly revolutionary idea. All markets--from big boxes to tiny boutiques--have always been and still are aggregators: They distinguish themselves by the products they buy, whether industrial or artisanal production. Either way, the food you buy is not made there and not by people you know...

Equitable Opportunity Radio – weekly conversations with visionary leaders who are building a more inclusive economy > 025: Groceries as if People Mattered

Organization:People’s Community Market is a new business that is emerging from and building on the ten years of experience, track record and social relations of its sister organization, People’s Grocery, which is a non-profit that has operated numerous food projects (including the Mobile Market and the Grub Box), urban gardens and nutrition education programs...

Equitable Opportunity Radio – weekly conversations with visionary leaders who are building a more inclusive economy > 022: Valuing Food Artisans

Organization:Maker’s Common is a new eatery and market brought to you by the people of Mission Cheese. Imagine Mission Cheese but bigger, with an expanded menu and an attached, highly-curated market. It will feature America’s best cheese, beer, wine, charcuterie, and more in a space that is well-designed but casual, that pays homage to the makers of delicious food and beverage...
Comments (0)

Login or Sign up to leave a comment.

Log in
Sign up

Be the first to comment.