Meetings

Let’s talk about it!

CHOW group discussions are open to all – chef, 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.  And have been described as “a post-shift hang out without the drinks.”  We also have a Peer Support Specialist (is a person who has walked the path of recovery from mental illness/substance use disorder and is trained to assist others in their journeys of recovery) in each meeting. Your attendance supports and motivates our passion for connection and we hope we can do the same in return. (See below for our recorded speakers.)

Cada semana el día Martes. Las reuniones son organizadas por LARA. Lara es una Organización sin fines de lucro que promueve soluciones en salud mental y adicción, organizando comunidades con la información para crear recursos en Español sobre salud mental y adicción. Creando conciencia en la cultura sobre la importancia de romper con el estigma y otras barreras que impiden a la persona buscar ayuda.

Amuse’ Mental Health Trainings

Through 2021, CHOW is offering a unique Mental Health Amuse’ Course. These six hours of training is free for industry professionals and is meant to shine light on some of the most pressing issues affecting workplace wellness.

Find meeting times and dates below on the calendar, or CLICK HERE for details.

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Additional Events

CHOW hosts meetings weekly. Additional monthly events such as game nights and wellness training are announced in plenty of time for you to attend. All groups are held virtually on the Zoom platform until we can meet safely in person. For assistance or for further details, Contact Us

Speaker Archive

We only keep the six most current videos here for archive. To see more, please visit our YouTube channel for the full archive.

Normalize the Mental Health Conversation

Group discussions help put people at ease. They prevent disease, help people manage chronic disease, help us cope with stress or emotional or psychological challenges. Did you know that not talking to another person for one day is worse for your physical and mental health than smoking a pack of cigarettes a day! CHOW offers a community that knows what you’re going through and the unique challenges of our industry. Let’s talk about it.

Host your own meeting!

If you would like to start a meeting in your area.  Please contact us and we will help you create a group.  We will provide a welcome package including how to structure a meeting, ideas for fundraising, educational and CHOW branded material.