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Working in restaurants is an honorable profession. We are hell-bent on making it better. Join Now

Journee is a membership-based community working to improve the lives of restaurant professionals. We connect individuals through events, provide educational content, and promote career advancement through mentorship and networking.

Our mission is to create a world in which restaurant professionals can thrive in pursuit of their dreams.

The opportunity to build a meaningful career is real.

4,700,000

Americans work in full service restaurants

%

of Americans had their first job at a restaurant

%

of managers and chefs started as hourly employees

%

of restaurant owners started their careers at entry level

Source: restaurant.org

We’ve been taught that this industry is about sacrifice, that doing what you love will cost you your financial stability, your health, your relationships. We’ve been told to get a “real job.”

It’s time for change.

Membership

Find your community

Tier 1

The cooks, bartenders, servers, hosts, captains, and other professionals who are passionate about nourishing the world through food and drink, and nurturing the world through genuine hospitality.

Why should you join?

As someone launching a career, you’re focused on getting inspiration from those with more experience, and tapping into a larger network of people just like you. This membership level is designed to help you build a solid foundation of knowledge, cohorts, and goals.

Tier 2

The managers, general managers, sous chefs, sommeliers, maître d’s, and other professionals who have proven themselves capable of leading teams.

Why should you join?

You’ve put in the time and energy necessary to rise as a leader among your peers, but you can’t stop, won’t stop until you are a leader among leaders. This membership level is designed to help you find a mentor that will accelerate your career trajectory and gain recognition among a broader base of peers.

Tier 3

The owners, operators, executive chefs, restaurateurs, and other high-level executives who have dedicated their lives to the restaurant industry and reached the upper echelons of their careers.

Why should you join?

You’re an influencer whose passion doesn’t simply end with your own success. In addition to ensuring your business thrives, you also want to make a positive impact on the entire restaurant industry and future generations. This membership level is focused on harnessing the knowledge, power, and influence of the most experienced and respected leaders in order to advocate for and evolve the industry as a whole.

Affiliate

The individuals who work in wine distribution, PR, consulting, technology, media and many other professions that interact regularly with restaurants.

Why should you join?

Your work is vital to the success of individual restaurants and the ecosystem as a whole. What you do empowers chefs and restaurateurs to build, open, and operate to their highest potential. But it can be challenging to make genuine connections with the people you serve. That’s why Affiliate membership is designed to help you integrate more deeply into the restaurant community and provide ways for your clients to gain a better understanding of your services.

Join today and receive a $100 New Member Bonus Credit

(Redeemable for event tickets)

Restaurants are the cornerstones of communities. The people who bring them to life are noble for doing so. We nourish. We nurture. Our work matters. Because when people connect over a great meal with warm hospitality, the focus shifts to what we share rather than what keeps us apart.

We believe serving others has the power to change the world but only if we put authenticity, integrity, and transparency into our work. This starts with serving ourselves first. This community is built for us, by us because we must stand together. We must always choose collaboration over competition in order to thrive.

We reward ambition. We applaud the unconventional. We admire resilience. We are here to help you pursue your dreams. Show up because you love what you do. Show up for yourself.

Community Supporters

These companies get it. They understand the impact restaurants have and the people that work within them have on communities. They believe in helping you reach new levels and conquer your dreams. They also help to keep your membership costs low.

Advocates