March 31, 2023

MFHA2Providence, R.I. (May 5, 2016) — Industry leaders of Asian-American heritage are being honored by the Multicultural Foodservice & Hospitality Alliance (MFHA) in celebration of Asian-American & Pacific Islander Heritage Month in May. The full-page Tribute is being featured in foodservice & hospitality publications and social media.

“MFHA is proud to recognize these extraordinary companies that have developed so many career opportunities for Asian-Americans and Pacific Islanders. These businesses have made a commitment to developing diverse employees and marketing to multicultural customers. By investing in top talent, these brands strengthen their cultures and improve their ability to meet the needs of today’s customers,” said Gerry Fernandez, President and Founder of MFHA.

This is the sixth year in which MFHA has developed a Tribute to honor Asian-American & Pacific Islanders in our industry. In 2016 we are recognizing 36 leaders, from 20 member organizations, whose responsibilities range from Chairman & CEO to President, Vice President, Director, and EVP.

Participating MFHA members in this tribute include: PepsiCo; YUM Brands; Starbucks; The Coca-Cola Company; Sodexo; California Pizza Kitchen; OTG Management; Darden; Compass Group North America; McDonald’s; Oakwood Worldwide; Aramark; Foxwoods Resort & Casino; Marriott; Johnson & Wales University; Dunkin Brands; Wingstop; T.G.I. Friday’s; Red Lobster; and Peopleworks.

The Multicultural Foodservice & Hospitality Alliance (MFHA) is an educational non-profit that helps companies drive financial results by increasing engagement with diverse employees and customers. MFHA provides a range of Cultural Intelligence Products and Solutions that strengthen organizations through education, advocacy, and relationships. Visit

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