Everyone has something to bring to the table.
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Let’s Talk About It

We are Culinary Hospitality Outreach and Wellness – You can call us CHOW.

CHOW hosts virtual and in-person meetings that are open to all – chef, servers, bussers, bartenders, owners, suppliers, farmers, writers, dishwashers, and industry veterans. Come to a CHOW meeting if you’re feeling something you can’t share with coworkers, friends or family. Come to a CHOW meeting to meet with industry folks and talk about what’s working and what isn’t in your life. Come to a CHOW meeting if you’re feeling lonely. We all have a state of mental health, whether it’s good or bad, let’s talk about it.

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Research shows that Group Discussions have a transformative effect on both individuals and systems. They:

Improve quality of life.

Improve whole health.

Empower people to make the best decisions.

Help them strive towards their goals.

What are you waiting for? Join Us!

Wellness Partners

CHOW has a partnership with Khesed Wellness: www.khesedwellness.com

Khesed launched their Hospitality Pro Bono Program in 2021 to make free sessions available to all workers in the hospitality industry. They also launched their Corporate Benefit Program to provide an affordable solution to restaurant owners who want to cover mental health for their employees. *Only available in CO, MI and TX.

FREE Training!

FREE Mental Health Amuse’ Course:

CHOW offers a skills-based course created by an industry professional for folks in the hospitality/restaurant industry. It was created so industry workers can support each other where they are, in kitchens and dining rooms across the states.


We know it’s hard to ask for help. In addition to our group discussions, we have curated a list of many resources. Creating better mental health is just like any new habit. There are a lot of ways to get there and there is no thing that’s right for everyone. Perhaps you need to brain dump in a group discussion or maybe you need to find sober people to hang out with.

This list should give you plenty of options to find what works for you.


Hospitality Professionals Suffer From Depression


Hospitality Workers Feel Stress From Their Job


Hospitality Professionals Never Speak To Anyone About Their Mental Health


Hospitality Workers Feel They’ve Been Pushed To Their Breaking Point

Media Mentions and Audio Links

Denver 7 Everyday Hero Award
Signature Dish Award

Your Donations Matter

To keep our meetings and discussion groups free and accessible to all, we rely on grants and individual donations.

Please give whatever you can and support mental wellness in the hospitality industry.

Our Sponsors

By Supporting CHOW you support the hospitality industry. Our folks are the bartenders and chefs and hoteliers that purchase for their businesses. Show your support and our members will see that you value their health and wellbeing.

CHOW is Hiring!

We are growing and always looking for talented individuals that are passionate about mental health in the hospitality industry. For more information on current open positions, use the links below.