As pubs are opening up or planning to open up, we are getting behind #FairKitchens.
Research by Unilever Food Solutions conducted in 2017 already revealed a serious wellbeing issue within professional kitchens: 74% of chefs were sleep deprived to the point of exhaustion; 63% of chefs felt depressed, and more than half felt pushed to the breaking point. With the challenges that 2020 and 2021 has delivered, well-being within professional kitchens remains a key issue.
Around the world, Chefs are embracing a new global movement that seeks to make the culinary industry a better place to work. The movement, called #FairKitchens, aims to create environments where staff happiness is as important as diner satisfaction. The #FairKitchens Code is the starting point of the movement. Its values are the ingredients of a happy kitchen: passion and communication, teamwork and time for individuals. The goal is respect.
Sometimes, being a Chef can feel like the most difficult job in the world. That’s why it’s so important to foster a healthy kitchen culture that inspires and encourages your staff. A healthy and happy culture makes for a healthier and happier business: your staff will be stable, your team happy and productive, and your guests will receive the best quality offering your team can provide.
Now more than ever, the pub industry must stand together to move forward and bring about change for a sustainable future. Let’s reflect on our values, as people and communities, and create a healthy and positive kitchen culture that enables its people to thrive. Because this industry will only thrive if the people who work in it are thriving.
Want to join the movement? Sign up and access your free starter kit here: https://www.fairkitchens.com/en/join-us.html