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Battling mental illness

Battling mental illness

The suicide of chef Benoît Violier prompted many chefs to question their lifestyles and the pressure points in the kitchen. Jamie Lumsden, a chef who has battled mental illness, tells his story and offers assis ... Read more
Raising a glass to The Ark

Raising a glass to The Ark

In a sector where temptation is everywhere, the Ark is an organisation that makes a difference, says Pride of Britain chief executive Peter Hancock. Read more
Why do chefs resort to drugs?

Why do chefs resort to drugs?

Continually surprised by the problems and attitudes among chefs, Neil Kirby, proprietor of the Langham hotel, Eastbourne, believes it’s time to make them feel appreciated, rather than isolated below stairs in t ... Read more
Phil Howard: the drugs don’t work

Phil Howard: the drugs don’t work

Phil Howard is one of Britain’s most accomplished and respected chefs – he’s also a recovering drug addict. Here, to conclude Caterer’s Be Aware campaign, he talks candidly to Ark Foundation consultant Peter Ka ... Read more
Drink and drug addiction: The battle goes on

Drink and drug addiction: The battle goes on

We know it goes on, but most of us pretend it’s not happening. However, two of the industry’s most high-profile chefs, Jamie Oliver and Heston Blumenthal, along with dependency education service the Ark Foundat ... Read more
Take Action on drug abuse

Take Action on drug abuse

Prevention is better than cure, but hospitality employers cannot ignore those who are already victims of drink and drug abuse, warns Harry Murray, managing director of Lucknam Park and Master Innholder Read more
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