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We believe that change happens
one conversation, one person,
one relationship at a time.

Studio ATAO (āh-tào, stands for all together at once) is an award-winning, 501(c)3 nonprofit defining more equitable standards for the food, beverage, and hospitality industry through community-informed research, education, and programming.


We are on a mission to make social justice relevant, accessible, and actionable to everyone in the FBH industry. Our vision is to cultivate a food, beverage, and hospitality industry that empowers and nourishes everyone within and around it.

What We Do

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For the FBH Community

Educational Platform

We develop educational content and create brave spaces that encourage individuals to become change agents in their communities. We use open, honest dialogue to engage critically with social movements and the world around us.

Join Our Community

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For Organizations & Policy Centers

Community Think Tank

We co-create new FBH industry benchmarks and guidelines using the recommendations of those most impacted by industry challenges. These insights are made available through our public toolkits and resources centered on action-oriented change from the ground-up.

Think Tank Initiatives

Our Process

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Identify Issues

Develop Resources

Host Discussions

Practice Accountability

Implement Changes

Featured Resources

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Toolkit ~ 25 minute read

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Toolkit ~ 30 minute read

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Toolkit ~ 45 minute read

Create industry change with us

We are able to offer free resources and accessible events due to the generous donations of people like you! If you learned from our content or enjoyed our community events, please consider supporting us on Patreon or with a one-time donation. We thank you for your generosity!

All contributions are tax-deductible to the fullest extent of the law.

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