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
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.
Our meetings have a topic or theme to consider and discuss. They begin with an ice breaker question, so we can get to know each other better, and move into a conversation about shared experiences. We have an “EXPO” (who is a person who has walked the path of recovery from mental illness/substance use disorder and is trained to assist others in their recovery) in each meeting who can guide the conversation. Sharing is VOLUNTARY and sobriety is NOT required.
Come to a CHOW meeting if…
We all have a state of mental health, whether it’s good or bad, let’s talk about it.
Everyone has something to bring to the table.
You belong here.
Join Us For Music, Fun And A Great Cause!
Join CHOW (Culinary Hospitality Outreach & Wellness) for our first annual Fundraising Concert at Levitt Pavilion. It’s a night of food, drink, friends + fun as we fundraise to support CHOW’s mission with Grammy-winning Rebirth Brass Band, the popular New Orleans brass band.
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.
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.