WHAT IS PILOT LIGHT?
Pilot Light is a campaign focused on changing the way people think and act about mental health through addressing the industry specific contexts and environments found in professional kitchens and the broader hospitality sector.
Founded by Chefs Andrew Clarke and Doug Sanham, The campaign is unapologetically bold in its approach to combating mental health stigma and hopes to act as a beacon of support to those affected by common-place issues such as depression and addiction.
Why IS IT CALLED PILOT LIGHT?
Andrew Clarke explains: “When your pilot light goes out on the stove you can’t cook. The analogy being that we just want to keep the pilot light going. A pilot is also someone who can guide you.
It does feel like it’s limited to the kitchen and I don’t want it to be. We (chefs) are a massive voice in hospitality, but we are also a little broken voice which needs repairing.
I think we can lead the way to get people around the world talking about mental health which at the moment there is no solution to.”
WHAT DOES PILOT LIGHT DO?
Pilot Light was set up in November 2017 by Chef’s Andrew Clarke and Doug Sanham to open up the conversation about mental health within the hospitality industry globally. in the Hospitality Sector to build an evidence base on which to develop our future plans.
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