FEEDING OUR FUTURES

Our mission is to ignite fire and joy to care for our
teams, our guests and our communities

OUR COMMITMENTS

At Fogo de Chão, we believe better futures start when we all
bring our best to the table every day.

That's why we fill our kitchens and communities with opportunity, inclusivity, quality,
and generosity - creating a brighter future for everyone.

FEEDING OUR FAMILIES

We feed families with fulfilling job opportunities for our Team Members, making space around the table so everyone feels welcome.

FEEDING OUR GUESTS

Our vision has always been to serve our guests the most wholesome, high-quality and safest food in an environmentally friendly way. It's a tradition that comes from the Brazilian gaucho way of nurturing and harvesting foods with respect ("Respeito Pela Comida" in Portuguese.).

FEEDING OUR COMMUNITIES

At Fogo de Chão, we are committed to feeding our communities with respect, transparency and generosity of spirit.

FEEDING OUR FAMILIES

We feed families with fulfilling job opportunities for our Team Members, making space around the table so everyone feels welcome.

  • Fulfilling Careers

    We provide fulfilling careers with professional and personal growth opportunities to support the long-term tenure of our team at every level.

    Core Activities:

    • Career Management & Succession Planning
    • Learning & Development
  • Inclusive Workplace

    We continue to increase diverse representation across our workforce to foster a culture of mutual respect, inclusion and success.

    Core Activities:

    • Diversity & Inclusion Advancement
    • D&I Training & Partnerships
  • Rewards & Benefits

    We sustain a workplace environment that recognizes and celebrates team members with integrity, competitive benefits and compensation.

    Core Activities:

    • Competitive Compensation
    • Employee Rewards
    • Fogo Family Fund

Information on Core Activities

  • Career Management & Succession Plan

    In what can be a transient industry, we’re focused on creating life-long careers and opportunities for development so everyone has the opportunity to discover what they love.

    Impact Points:

    • Retention Rate: Benchmark vs. Blackbox
    • Bi-Annual Culture & Engagement Survey: Target 75% participation rate
  • Learning & Development

    We’re committed to providing ongoing, online and in-person training at all levels in a robust and engaging way.

    Impact Points:

    • Onboarding Program: Target 100% completion rate among active team
    • Online Interactive Training Platform: Available to 100% of Team Members
    • Bi-Lingual Training Materials – Available to 100% of Team Members
  • D&I Advancement, Training & Partnerships

    We promote and sustain a work environment that fosters mutual respect, openness, and individual integrity. Our aim is to foster a culture of inclusion. We invest in partnerships and certifications that help inform our diversity efforts and leadership growth plans.

    Impact Points:

    • Provide annual D&I Training curriculum for all levels of organization
    • Internal D&I Committee dedicated to championing inclusive workplace initiatives
    • Members of Women’s Foodservice Forum, an organization dedicated to helping women succeed in the restaurant industry
  • Competitive Compensation

    Fogo de Chão is proud to be highly competitive from a cultural and earnings standpoint.

    Impact Points:

    • Comprehensive benefits package for full and part time team members including health care, life insurance, vision, short-term disability and a 401(k) plan
  • Employee Rewards

    We pride ourselves on our family environment, keeping the family meal and gathering around the table at the core of who we are.

    Impact Points:

    • Daily Team Member Meal in restaurants
    • Complimentary Dining Card for Managers and Above
  • Fogo Family Fund

    We nurture our relationships with employees through emotional and financial support in their times of need.

    Impact Points:

    • Non-profit opt-in paycheck contribution plan that disburses funds to support fellow employees

FEEDING OUR GUESTS

Our vision has always been to serve our guests the most wholesome, high-quality and safest food in an environmentally friendly way. It's a tradition that comes from the Brazilian gaucho way of nurturing and harvesting foods with respect ("Respeito Pela Comida" in Portuguese.).

  • Quality Proteins Raised With Integrity

    We seek out vendor partners who share our beliefs and adhere to the globally recognized Five Freedoms of Animal Welfare and we pride ourselves in ongoing, mutual guidance and transparency. This shared respect ensures we stay true to our commitment of offering the highest food quality and safety for our guests.

    This shared respect ensures we stay true to our commitment of offering the highest food quality and safety for our guests.

    Core Activities:

    • Sourcing Protocols
  • Wholesome & Nutritious Food

    We’re committed to offering nutrient-dense, whole foods that are fresh and simply-prepared. These natural staples of Southern Brazilian cuisine provide a variety of options designed to put guests in control of choosing a flavorful menu that fits any dietary lifestyle.

    Core Activities:

    • Clean, Nutrient-Dense & Whole Foods
    • Nutritional & Allergy Information
  • Food Safety

    We’re committed to the highest standards of food safety in our restaurants and work hard to ensure our restaurants are safe, clean and healthy places to eat. Our standards are enforced through bi-monthly third-party auditing of our restaurants and ongoing team training. We require that our vendors can provide food safety certification and logs to support our purchases.

    Core Activities:

    • Food Safety Standards
  • Environment

    We consciously pursue initiatives and programs to conserve resources such as water and energy, and reduce waste to deliver a more sustainable restaurant dining experience for our guests.

    Core Activities:

    • Recycling & Recyclable
    • Minimize Usage & Waste

Information on Core Activities

  • Sourcing Protocols

    Fogo de Chão is committed to serving our guests the most wholesome, high-quality and safest food in an environmentally friendly way. To do this, we source the best quality food from farmers around the world who take care of their animals and the land.

    Impact Points:

    • Seek suppliers whose values match ours and uphold the highest standards of food safety, ethical business conduct and integrity
    • Require food safety certification
    • Evaluating Blockchain technology for global protein traceability.
    • For additional information, please refer to our partners


    Beef.
    We source beef from suppliers who are leaders in sustainable business practices, which include participation in the U.S. Roundtable for Sustainable Beef and the Global Roundtable for Sustainable Beef, which advance, support and communicate continuous improvement in environmental, social and economic sustainability across the beef value chain.

    We also partner with our beef suppliers to ensure that the health and welfare of the animal remain a priority. This begins with ranchers and producers, and their dedication to providing animals with the utmost care and treatment.

    Additionally our beef suppliers adhere to the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) Beef Quality Assurance (BQA) cattle handling standards.

    Wagyu Beef. Our Wagyu Beef is primarily from family farms in Australia and fed on non-GMO corn free grain for exceptional quality marbling. Our suppliers implement the world’s best farming practices to provide optimal care for their cattle, their environment, their people and community.

    Lamb. We source free-range and grass-fed lamb from family farms in New Zealand and Australia.

  • Clean, Nutrient-Dense and Whole Foods

    Our menu options and guest experience naturally allow our guests to customize their dining experience and accommodate a variety of dietary needs – whether that be gluten-free, keto, paleo or vegetarian.

    Impact Points:

    • Seasonal produce sourcing featuring products at peak of nutritional value
    • Naturally Gluten-Free Market Table with 50%+ plant-based recipes
    • Simply-prepared high-protein meats and seafood
  • Nutritional & Allergy Information

    We pride ourselves in our ability to accommodate many dietary and lifestyle needs because of the variety of choices we offer. Our nutritional and allergen information is readily available and accessible to help guests make well-informed selections to best suit their needs.

    Impact Points:

    • Nutritional and Allergen Information available at every location
  • Food Safety Standards

    Our food safety standards encompass detailed requirements for the storing, handling, preparation and serving of food by food type to ensure freshness, quality and cleanliness. 100% of our restaurants are audited bi-monthly, in addition to daily checks per shift and by local municipalities.

    Impact Points:

    • HAACP Plan
    • Bi-Monthly inspections by independent, third party auditor: 100% compliance
    • EcoSure Certification for all managers: 100% compliance
    • Continual Food Safety Training
  • Recycling & Recyclable

    According to the EPA, food and packaging/containers account for almost 45% of the materials landfilled in the United States. We leverage recycling programs and use recycled materials in every way possible to minimize our impact and that of our guests.

    Impact Points:

    • Recycling Programs: Available at locations with Fogo-managed trash services
    • Use Recyclable and/or Compostable containers and packages
  • Minimize Usage & Waste

    Globally, approximately 931 million tons of food go to waste each year. And in the United States, food waste is estimated at between 30-40% of the food supply. Reducing waste has positive social, economic and environmental benefits, and is an important part of our daily operations toward our goal of Feeding our Futures.

    Impact Points:

    • Inventory Management: Through food forecasting and kitchen intake, we can generate less aggregate food loss overall
    • Maximizing the Harvest: We partner with our produce suppliers to optimize fresh, quality produce otherwise rejected because of imperfections or size issues
    • Composting: Restaurants work with local composting services to divert waste in markets where available

FEEDING OUR COMMUNITIES

At Fogo de Chão, we are committed to feeding our communities with respect, transparency and generosity of spirit.

  • Reducing Food Insecurity

    We feed our communities by reducing food insecurity through partnerships with No Kid Hungry and local food banks to ensure our communities are fed physically and emotionally.

    Core Activities:

    • National No Kid Hungry Sponsorship – Six-year total raised funds for over 6.3M+ meals
    • Local partnerships with food pantries & shelters
  • Fulfilling Local Needs

    We support and advocate for the communities we live and operate in and take pride in serving those close to us, especially those on the front lines serving others.

    Core Activities:

    • Time, energy and meals for local initiatives
    • Fundraising support
    • Honoring those who serve: discounts provided to veterans, military and first responders