The Burnt Chef Project

Charvet is proud of its association with the mental health charity, The Burnt Chef Project.

Kris Hall The Burnt Chef Project
Kris Hall, founder, The Burnt Chef Project

Launched in May 2019, The Burnt Chef Project was set up with the sole intention of ‘eradicating mental health stigma within hospitality.’

“I’ve been working closely within the hospitality industry for around 9 years and have seen first hand the struggles of mental health issues within the trade with both clients and friends,” Kris Hall, founder of The Burnt Chef Project.

“Hospitality staff should be able to discuss the state of their mental health and gain support from their peers and employers. It’s important that although mental health can’t be seen it is regularly discussed and policies reviewed. This should be the new definition of ‘badge of honour’.”

Together we can burn away mental health stigma within hospitality once and for all.


If you need help now…

If you’re looking to talk to someone about mental health get in touch, 24/7 and in complete confidence.

All calls and emails answered by counsellors and clinically trained psychotherapists.


Useful Resources from The Burnt Chef Project

Wellness Check-in

A wellness employee check in and help guide to send to employees or for individual use to monitor your mental wellbeing with useful tips.

Self Care Poster

Download a self care poster which provides some top tips for building healthy habits both in and out of work.

Wellness Action Plan

The Wellness Action Plan is a framework which enables staff to identify awareness of their ideal working style, their triggers of stress and helps you to work closely with your team to develop an effective approach to overcoming distressing symptoms, and unhelpful behaviour patterns.


Charvet Chef Talk Rewind

Listen to Kris talk about the issue of mental health in our Charvet Chef Talk.

The talk is followed by a live Q&A with Kris and Burnt Chef Ambassador, Chef Adam Simmonds.