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Craft Guild of Chefs

Doug Joined the team at Craft Guild of Chefs, at their hugely important Mentor day to sit on the Panel and discuss Sustainability in all areas of hospitality. Doug touched on the subject of sustainability of the chef, which had great response. Joining the like of Chantelle Nicholson and David Mulcahy, the subject of Mental Health in hospitality became a huge topic for the rest of the day. 

    Our stories

  • Tom Norrington-Davies

    As a fledgling restaurateur I found myself feeling responsible for every little thing that went wrong. Read More

  • Jamie Lumsden

    On my 18th birthday, I travelled to London from my home town, Colchester. I worked for free in a French bistro in Soho until I was given a paid position. Read More

  • Chantelle Kallmeier

    Take a large bowl of high-profile customers, elevated levels of expectation and scrutiny, then fold in immense amounts of stress-induced adrenaline. Read More

  • Jamie Tandoh

    Our day begins at 5am. We open the doors early and wave goodbye to the last customers nearly 10 hours later. Read More

  • Selin Kiazim

    I come from a culture that does not see depression as a ‘thing’ - legitimate, common, or otherwise. Read More

  • Jools Moore

    Mental health week was last month. For me it’s every week, every day, every hour, sometimes the minute I’m in. I live with a brain that’s outta control sometimes. I’ve trained it to be on par….mostly. Read More

  • Lizzey Gregory

    We have to unlearn habits that were taught to us within a chaotic/traumatic upbringing! Read More

  • Rebecca Lever

    It was 2016 when I began cooking professionally, as a gradual rehabilitation back into working after a period of burn-out from my previous job, followed by a wave of deep depression. Read More

We cannot do this alone! Together, we can create a community of like-minded professionals united by a common cause: to shine a light on these issues and act as a beacon of support to those affected by them.

Contact us at info@pilotlightcampaign.co.uk to continue this conversation.