Today, Philippa speaks with Halima who has spent the last 20 years travelling the world cooking for some of the wealthiest families in the world. She, like many of us, were affected by the pandemic but has now found herself as a Chief Ambassador for The Burnt Chef, a mental health support project that she is incredibly passionate about. Within the hospitality industry, 4 out of 5 professionals report having experienced at least one mental health issue during their career. They are fully committed to making the hospitality professional healthier and more sustainable by focussing on people’s wellbeing first. Halima discussed what is available to anyone suffering – from a 24/7 support service to wellbeing apps, to training to HR support….all of this is accessible for FREE.
Employers need to treat their staff well, they need to ensure they are not overworked, that they are fed well, they have enough work/life balance, that they are supported and nurtured within the roles and that they have a healthy and happy work environment. The Burnt Chef team are here to spread this message and ultimately protect the hospitality industry and all that those working in it.