Serving Up Podcast

    CRTRA is excited to be Serving Up a new Podcast on employee Total Rewards, Compensation, Benefits, and Restaurant Industry relevant topics. 

    Episode 1 – Chain Restaurant Total Rewards (CRTRA) Partnership with Aon

    Supporting employee wellness continues to grow more complicated for the restaurant industry. Mental health and financial concerns are adding additional stress to our workforce. Lockton's Trey Darby and Kembre Roberts discuss the current state and scope of employee wellness. They offer ideas and considerations to help enhance your employee support systems to better serve your employees. 

    Episode 2 – Discussion with Heidi Coors Robbins, Family for Families

    CRTRA Vice President, Wendy Hull discusses the impact a 501c3 can have on employees with Heidi Coors Robbins, Executive Director at Family for Families. Heidi launched the program in late 2019 that supports the Coors family portfolio of business to include CoorsTek, Goosecross Cellars, Liberty Woods International, Mad Greens, MJB Wood Group, and Snappy Salads. If you are considering starting a 501c3 for your company, you will want to listen to her insight. 

    Episode 3 – Update on Employee Wellness with Lockton

    Supporting employee wellness continues to grow more complicated for the restaurant industry. Mental health and financial concerns are adding additional stress to our workforce. Lockton's Trey Darby and Kembre Roberts discuss the current state and scope of employee wellness. They offer ideas and considerations to help enhance your employee support systems to better serve your employees. 

    Episode 4 – Preparing for the Next Four Years - Follow Up Discussion with Littler

    As a follow-up to our December CRTRA Webinar: Preparing for the Next Four Years, Littler’s David Jordan and Finn Pressly talk with CRTRA President Stephanie Forand about a host of employment law hot topics including mandatory COVID vaccines, possible tipping pitfalls, challenges of the 80/20 rule, FLSA and minimum wages changes, compensation data collections, new regulations for disclosure of benefits plan’s pricing, and the complexities of 2020 COBRA Administration. You won’t want to miss this added insight into future challenges ahead.

     

    Episode 5 – Discussion with Kathryn Lott, Southern Smoke

    Chris Shepherd launched Southern Smoke in 2015 after learning his friend and former sommelier Antonio Gianola was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis. Recognizing a need, the Southern Smoke Foundation created an Emergency Relief Fund for people in the food and beverage industry in crisis. Since the beginning of the COVID-19 crisis, the Southern Smoke Emergency Relief Fund has distributed $4,463,990 to 2,244 people nationwide. To date, Southern Smoke has distributed more than $6.1 million—both directly to people in need via the Emergency Relief Fund and to organizations that represent the needs of people in our industry. CRTRA Vice President Wendy Hull talks with Kathryn Lott, Executive Director for Southern Smoke, about their origin, the unique help they provide, and how companies can utilize and support this important foundation supporting our industry's employees.