Mental Health in the hospitality industry is a real concern. To reference a 2019 article in The Caterer, 8 out of 10 chefs report having poor mental health during their careers. This problem is not just confined to back of house however, with 1 in 5 hospitality workers suffering from severe mental health issues due to their work environment. This is worsened by the fact that 48% of chefs believe that not enough is being done to improve people’s wellbeing in our industry.
Thankfully, this is starting to change. Pilot Light was founded by chefs Andrew Clarke and Doug Sanham to open up the conversation about people’s mental health within hospitality. Their mission is simple but incredibly challenging. They have scoured our industry to find organisations and businesses who are willing to adopt their principles and that is precisely why we decided to partner with them. An open and honest conversation can sometimes do a world of good. If you wish to learn more about them, check out their website here.
We thought that the best way for us to support their campaign was to develop a unique apron, designed to be worn either front or back of house. Before we dive into the features of our latest creation what is most important to note is that for every apron sold, we will donate £5 to Pilot Light to support their vital work across the country.
To the apron itself, we have gone with a more stylistic direction this time focusing on the unique details. Starting off with the key ingredient as always, the fabric. We have a durable, medium weight 100% cotton in navy which will aesthetically settle in nicely to most establishments whilst still performing when needed. We have attached our increasingly popular adjustable leather neck strap made from only the finest and ethically sourced hides. In terms of pockets, we have added a deep hip pocket on the right hand side, perfect for your utensils and a pen pocket on the chest for your Oliver Harvey sharpie. Finally, we have included the Pilot Light label at the base of the apron so you can show everyone you are supporting this vital campaign about opening up the conversation around mental health.
So, buy this fantastic apron and give to an important campaign at the same time!
Great apron. The recipient loved it, says it's the best he's ever owned. He particularly loves it as it supports the charity Pilot Light. Good to see this collaboration.
Posted on 18/11/2022
By far the best apron I’ve ever owned…. I will be buying more
Posted on 08/05/2021
Handmade with quality materials giving you the perfect finish and style
An Oliver Harvey product is a welcome present to any chef