Supplier diversity

We’re committed to building a marketplace that reflects the diversity of our community, customers, and catering partners.

ezCater is excited to expand our Supplier Diversity Program to help amplify restaurants owned by a member of an underrepresented group

Many of ezCater’s customers want to align spend with personal values or organizational goals. Starting in 2021, we have asked our catering partners to voluntarily supply demographic information. Since then, we’ve expanded our data collection capabilities, including embedding it into our ezManage platform so our catering partners can more easily access it. We also have clearer and more transparent definitions and included an attestation for catering partners to ensure the most accurate information possible. To learn more, read our Frequently Asked Questions about our Supplier Diversity Program.

Our program is focused on three main areas:

Highlight and amplify

Improve the visibility and discovery of restaurants on our marketplace that are owned by underrepresented groups, as well as small businesses. ezCater will highlight these restaurants on our site and in social media.

Build trust and community

Partner with thought leaders working to advance equity in the restaurant industry and ensure ezCater is an attractive marketplace for all restaurants.

Provide transparency and resources

ezCater is in the process of building custom reports to help us and our customers better understand their spend by restaurant ownership demographics.

Our new “diversity in ownership” filter

The ezCater Marketplace now features a filter that allows customers to search for restaurants owned by members of underrepresented groups.

an image of our ezCater site highlighting the Diversity of ownership button

Member of an underrepresented racial or ethnic group:

  • Black or of African descent
  • Hispanic, Latine, or Spanish
  • Asian, Native Hawaiian, or Pacific Islander
  • Middle Eastern or North African
  • Indigenous, American Indian, or Alaska Native

US Veteran
Persons with disabilities
Member of the LGBTQ+ community
Small business

Demographic data is self-reported by catering partners and certification is not required. A minimum of 50% ownership from an underrepresented group is required for inclusion in our program.

ezCater is proud to partner with the following organizations:

  • EatOkra
  • National Minority Supplier Diversity Council (NMSDC)
  • Center for Women Enterprises (CWE), a division of Women's Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC)
  • Disability:IN
  • National Gay Lesbian Chamber of Commerce (NGLCC)
  • National Veteran-Owned Business Development Council (NVBDC)