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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. Add to the mix overbearing, micro-managing, egotistical and sometimes insecure line managers with a sprinkling of molly-coddled, naive and needy new-starters, place in a hot kitchen for eight hours (with more moving parts and …

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Dave Sayers

Ever since I was a teenager I’ve suffered with mental health issues. I remember being dragged to the Doctor’s by my Dad at the age of 15 and being put on Prozac for the first time. Throughout my life since I’ve been dogged by, well, “The Black Dog.” Before I was cooking professionally I used …

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PX Festival

So the Px+ Festival is coming up this weekend to celebrate  the people in the hospitality industry who are dedicating their lives to the experiences of others. This year both Doug and Andrew will be collaborating with friends throughout the weekend. Doug will be working with Friend and fellow chef Scott Goss, doing a menu …

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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. Recently I’ve plucked up the courage and have booked myself in with the doctor to be assessed for what …

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James Douglas

“My name is JD, and I am …..” I thought I was invincible.  I was addicted to working hard, didn’t really take days off or time away and my personal lifewas a soap-opera inspired drama. Before my entire world began to collapse around me, I thought I had everything under control.  I thought I had …

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It’s Time to Look Out for Each Other Proclaims Restaurant Magazine.

Pilot Light Campaign features heavily in this month’s Restaurant Magazine, which proclaims it is ‘time to look out for each other.’ The monthly trade magazine not only includes an interview with Pilot Light founder, Andrew Clarke, on the work of the Pilot Light campaign and the current state of mental health in the hospitality industry, …

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