Opening Soon

Mental Health and the COVID Crisis

Episode Summary

We’re back with another episode of RE-Opening soon, talking to chefs, restaurateurs, and those in the hospitality business about the impacts of the Coronavirus Crisis. We’ve spoken with chefs on closing down, pivoting to delivery/takeout models as well as how people are approaching their local government and getting involved in charitable work as a means to operate and stay active in this unprecedented era. But we haven’t talked about how the industry is mentally and emotionally addressing the stresses of the crisis. From lost income, to dispersed teams, upended daily routines and, of course, the isolation, there is a stark contrast to the normal (or what we previously knew as normal) day in the life of a hospitality professional. Joining us today is Kat Kinsman, Senior Editor at Food & Wine, host of her own podcast, The Communal Table, and author of Hi, Anxiety.

Episode Notes

We’re back with another episode of RE-Opening soon, talking to chefs, restaurateurs, and those in the hospitality business about the impacts of the Coronavirus Crisis. We’ve spoken with chefs on closing down, pivoting to delivery/takeout models as well as how people are approaching their local government and getting involved in charitable work as a means to operate and stay active in this unprecedented era. But we haven’t talked about how the industry is mentally and emotionally addressing the stresses of the crisis. From lost income, to dispersed teams, upended daily routines and, of course, the isolation, there is a stark contrast to the normal (or what we previously knew as normal) day in the life of a hospitality professional. Joining us today is Kat Kinsman, Senior Editor at Food & Wine, host of her own podcast, The Communal Table, and author of Hi, Anxiety.

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