How’s Your Head Chef?

Mental health is no joking matter. The last year has had a devastating effect on lives, businesses and the minds of everyone in hospitality. If you are in any way struggling to get back to normal it is important to understand that you are not alone.

Please, whatever you do, do not suffer in silence. If you feel anxious, nervous or panicked about returning to work please let us know if there is anything we can do to help. Equally, if you are out of work due to circumstances beyond your control then we are here for you, too.

Feel free to drop us a line or call us for a chat. We are here for you.

Life has its ups and downs. Times of joy and times of sadness. It’s easy to slip into habits and patterns that can be hard to escape from without sharing what your going through. Chances are there’s someone close to you at work who may be going through the same thing but they are keeping it quiet as well.

Our message to all chefs in the wake of mental health awareness week no matter how experienced is this: it’s OK to be not OK. Your mental health is important to the way you function in a team. If you are struggling and you need help, even if you think you don’t, give us a shout.

We’ll do what we can to help you find what you need. It all starts with a chat. We don’t need to know the details but we will certainly listen and help you to find the help you need closer to home.

Hospitality is a community and as a community we all have a duty to care for each other as much as we care for our guests.