The Burnt Chef Project has launched its annual social impact report for 2022, highlighting the level of support, training and guidance delivered by the not-for-profit organisation worldwide.
‘Serving up The Tools’ to end the stigma of mental health in hospitality offers a detailed insight into the mental health crisis across our industry.
Releasing this report highlights the vast numbers of people that The Burnt Chef Project has aided in the past year and the life-saving work that the not-for-profit organisation has undertaken within the hospitality sector.
In 2022, The Burnt Chef Project significantly expanded its services and made an impact with a recent launch with Restaurants Canada in Toronto, as well as throughout the UK – boasting a team of 136 ambassadors around the world. The organisation also welcomed a Senior Executive Team to further push the organisation forwards, re-launched its Level 4 Hospitality Workplace and Mental Health Apprenticeship and created a partnership with Thrive Mental Wellbeing app. Founder, Kris Hall, summarised “It’s been an incredible year for The Burt Chef Project with support provided to thousands of individuals. I’m really pleased to have influenced change-makers within the hospitality community who are supporting their peers and teams whilst adjusting internal structures and cultures to ensure workplace environments are healthier.”
The Burnt Chef Project has always been more than just raising awareness of how mental health affects the hospitality industry. Its mission is to provide support services to those in the hospitality industry so that they can have support with their mental health whilst also healing the industry from within via a wide range of educational tools and supportive structures.
“The Burnt Chef Project has impacted my life because there is a project out there happy to help and that we can talk to. The Burnt Chef Project is amazing, you’re not alone and they will help. Please talk”
The launch of the social impact report details that The Burnt Chef Journal Podcast hit 76,000 downloads in 2022, reaching 100 countries in the process. Hosting weekly discussions with industry experts from both inside and outside hospitality, the success of the podcast means crucial topics are being heard by more people than ever, normalising the conversation and raising awareness of the work the project is doing.
A whopping 2,346 hours of in-person training was delivered throughout the year, made possible by the in-house training team which grew to 8 people – a service that was very well received, with testimonials stating: “We learnt about the need to engage and talk with team, to empathise use Wellness Action Plans, Decrease and identify the signs and triggers of mental illness.”
The Burnt Chef Project has also launched its #notjustforchefs campaign to really begin to highlight the variety of roles that they have been both supporting and training over the last few years. The services they offer are tailored to be bespoke to those in the hospitality industry irrespective of role.
To read the 2022 Social Impact Report for yourself, please visit www.theburntchefproject.com/about, or for additional information on The Burnt Chef Project, please head over to www.theburntchefproject.com.