Introducing The Burnt Chef Academy, a free mental health training app for hospitality staff worldwide

Kris Hall

The Burnt Chef Project

Premium Supplier 30th April 2021
Kris Hall

The Burnt Chef Project

Premium Supplier

Introducing The Burnt Chef Academy, a free mental health training app for hospitality staff worldwide

The Burnt Chef Project has launched The Burnt Chef Academy in partnership with hospitality training provider CPL Learning. 

CPL aims to be a market-leading free resource and online training platform dedicated to fighting mental health stigma and making the industry stronger than ever. 

The Burnt Chef Academy from The Burnt Chef Project is an online training and resource centre dedicated to providing both individuals and management teams across the world with a market leading level of knowledge and understanding when it comes to the subject of wellbeing and mental health. It’s an ever evolving resource meaning that new modules will be developed and implemented based on the needs of the industry. 

According to a study by The Burnt Chef project from May 2020, 4 out of 5 individuals have experienced mental health issues whilst working in the trade. The Burnt Chef Academy is just one step on a road of products and services dedicated to addressing the mental health epidemic that we face as an industry.

Available online, via Google Play or Apple’s App Store the Burnt Chef Academy contains vital free learning modules to upskill hospitality staff in the following areas: 
- Mental Health Support Champion 
- Personal Resilience 
- Self Awareness 
- Effective Communication 
- Managers' Mental Health Awareness

The Burnt Chef Academy also includes free access to a growing database of additional resources and services such as: 
- TED Talks 
- Burnt Chef Posters and Help Sheets 
- Access to The Burnt Chef Support Service 
- The Burnt Chef Journal Podcast 
- The Burnt Chef Project Shop 

In addition, 13 bonus modules are available to any business looking to sponsor the ongoing work of The Burnt Chef Project. Bonus modules include: 

- Drug Awareness 
- Conflict Management 
- Effective Time Management 
- Emergency First Aid Awareness 
- Equality and Diversity 
- Interview Skills 
- LGBT Awareness 
- Open Minded Recruitment 
- Protection of Adults and Safeguarding from Abuse 
- Ready to Serve Team Members Programme 
- Staff Apraisal Skills 
- Unconcious Bias 
- Managing Mental Health in the Workplace

Founder of the Burnt Chef Project Kris Hall said: β€œIt comes as no surprise that the subject of mental health is the focus of many a conversation currently but for many this is still a relatively new topic and can leave both business owners and individuals feeling overwhelmed as they begin to understand the complexities of the subject and the impact it can have to an our already fragile industry. 

"The Burnt Chef Academy compliments the services we currently offer such as The Burnt Chef Support Service, launched in February of this year, and is just one solution, in a long line of products and services, that we have introduced to support the wellbeing of our staff. 

"It is important that information is freely available to as many individuals as possible so that we can begin to fight years of stigma and challenge the perceptions associated with mental illness. The Burnt Chef Academy will be continually updated based on feedback from the trade. 

"We have already begun working on additional modules which focus on subject matters such as sleep, nutrition, and manager skill sets, all of which are instrumental to a healthy and strong industry.” 

To register for the Burnt Chef Academy or to learn more about The Burnt Chef Project please head over to 

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