Support Services for The Hospitality Industry

Whether you're concerned about yourself or a loved one,
these helplines and support groups can offer expert advice.

The Burnt Chef Project's recent survey uncovered some startling results and informs us that 4 out of 5 of the 1273 respondents reported having experienced one or more periods of ill mental health as a result of their role within hospitality.​ In Fact, 2 in 3 of those said they have experienced mental health issues three times or more in their career.

The Burnt Chef Project

A non-profit social enterprise committed to making the hospitality profession healthier and more sustainable.

For Immediate Assistance

  • Text 'HOME' to 741741 (USA 🇺🇸/CANADA)​
  • Text 'Hi' on Whatsapp to +00 353 87 369 0010 (Ireland)​
  • Text 5626 or Click Here (ZN)​
  • Call 13 11 14 or Click Here (AUS)


CHOW’s mission is to support wellness within the hospitality industry and improve our community's lives through shared stories, skills, and resources.

CHOW hosts virtual and in-person meetings that are open to all – chefs, servers, bussers, bartenders, owners, suppliers, farmers, writers, dishwashers, and industry veterans.

Cooks Who Care

Cooks Who Care is a Philly-based organization that supports the well-being of people working in all facets of the food & beverage industry.

Founded by Chefs Maria & Scott Campbell, Cooks Who Care is dedicated to building a community that supports employers and employees as they strive to prioritize physical, mental & financial health both on and off the job.

Not 9 to 5

Not 9 to 5 is a non-profit global leader in mental health advocacy for the food service and hospitality sector. We are reimagining the industry through practical education and meaningful community-building by breaking stigmas and fuelling hope.

I Got Your Back

It all started with a simple decision: To allow it to be okay, not to be okay.

The goal is to provide tools and skills to identify and talk about mental health issues in a safe environment that encourages people to seek the help they may need.

Best Served Podcast

Best Served Podcast is a video podcast telling the human stories in hospitality. We are passionate about highlighting people and stories from every level.

From farmers growing the food to chefs cooking in the kitchen, from servers doing table touches to CEOs managing fast-food franchises, from food delivery apps to restaurant real estate to ghost kitchen concepts, we are here to showcase every facet of the industry.

Chefs With Issues FB Group

Depression, anxiety, addiction, eating disorders, and more. They run rampant in the food community, and they’re rarely discussed, let alone treated. Let's talk about it.

Talk amongst yourselves here, restaurant folks. It's a closed group, and I will try my best to only admit people from the industry. What happens here stays here.

Ben's Friends

Ben’s Friends is a community of chefs, bartenders, line cooks, servers, sommeliers, hosts and hostesses, GMs, and owners who have found or are seeking sobriety. Our mission is to offer community, hope, and a path forward for those struggling with substance abuse and addiction.

At our core, we are hospitality workers who have found a connection and the tools to seek and maintain sobriety while managing our careers and lives in a sane and purposeful way.