CALIFORNIA CHEF REACHES OUT TO SUICIDAL RESTAURANT WORKERS
A Business for Misfits and “Stress Junkies”
Feburary 13, 2019
When celebrity chef Anthony Bourdain took his own life the tragedy made national news. But the suicide of the tv personality was no surprise to many who work in the restaurant industry.
Sacramento chef Patrick Mulvaney had supported causes like homelessness and domestic violence, but when his colleague and chef Noah Zonca died by suicide he decided it was time to address the high rate of suicide among workers in his chosen profession. Between 2012 and 2017, the rate of suicide spiked 54% for those working in the food preparation and serving category, according the 2018 Centers fr Disease Control report.
For more information on Chef Mulvaney’s outreach to servers, chefs, and barkeepers, and details on support resources for restaurant and hospitality workers, visit the article on NPR.