63%

Hospitality Professionals Suffer From Depression

84%

Hospitality Workers Feel Stress From Their Job

65%

Hospitality Workers Report Using Substances At Work

53%

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.

How Can We Help?

Mental Health Assessment

Online screening is one of the quickest and easiest ways to determine whether you are experiencing symptoms of a mental health condition.

Mental health conditions, such as depression or anxiety, are real, common and treatable. And recovery is possible.

Resources

If you or someone you know is experiencing a mental health emergency, 988 has been designated as the new three-digit dialing code that will route callers to the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline.

Our list of curated resources should give you plenty of options to find what works for you.

CHOW Discussion Meetings

CHOW group discussions are open to all – chefs, servers, bussers, bartenders, owners, suppliers, farmers, writers, dishwashers, and industry veterans. Virtual meetings can be accessed from any location, please be aware of the time zones listed.

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.

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.

Mental Health Amuse’ Course

Through 2022, CHOW is offering a unique Mental Health Amuse’ Course. These six hours of training are free for industry workers and are meant to shine light on some of the most pressing issues affecting workplace wellness.

Written for industry workers by industry workers, this course is an excellent introduction to mental health and substance use recovery in the food, beverage and hospitality industry.

Come to a CHOW meeting if…

You’re feeling something you can’t share with coworkers, friends or family. 
To meet with industry folks and talk about what’s working and what isn’t in your life. 
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!

Everyone has something to bring to the table.
You belong here.

Media Mentions and Audio Links

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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.