COLORS NY is different not because we serve only gluten-free food, or that we source locally and use non GMO products (which we do!) We also are a non-profit restaurant owned by Restaurant Opportunities Centers (ROC) United.
ROC was formed to help restaurant workers displaced by the World Trade Center tragedy and has since grown into the leading national restaurant workers' rights organization.
Since our opening in 2006, we have gone through many transformations and launched our gluten-free menu in 2014.
One of the many ways we serve the community is through our CHOW Institute (COLORS Hospitality & Opportunities for Workers) which offers professional development classes to restaurant workers seeking advancement within the industry.
COLORS is a member of RAISE (Restaurants Advancing Industry Standards in Employment) a national association of over 100 restaurants with high road business practices advocating on behalf of all restaurant workers.
RAISE restaurant owners at a Congressional Hearing on raising the minimum wage.