Chefs and Restaurants

HR Consultants Share Strategies to Combat Racism in Restaurants

Caroline Hatchett

When Sheila Johnson founded Salamander Hotels & Resorts in 2005, she wanted to establish a modern, welcoming luxury brand. To achieve that, “guest and workforce diversity were guiding principles from the beginning. In our way of thinking, you can’t have one without the other,” says Prem Devadas, Salamander’s longtime president.

Over the last 16 years, as Salamander opened resorts and took over properties, the group has invested in ongoing diversity and...