Andrew Clarke and The Fisheries host dinner for mental health iniative

Published 7 October 2020

The culmination of lockdown, rules that seem to change weekly and general uncertainty surrounding the future of the industry means that the mental health of hospitality workers has been hit particularly hard during the pandemic. That’s why The Fisheries are teaming up with Andrew Clarke – chef and co-founder of mental health initiative Pilot Light – to host a one-off dinner to raise funds for the mental health initiative.

Pilot Light aims to open up a dialogue around mental health within the hospitality sector, and the dinner on 12 November will aim to shine a light on these important issues and bring people together. If you’re familiar with Clarke’s cooking at St Leonards or Brunswick House, you’ll know guests are in for a treat. He’ll be serving a stripped back five course family-style feast shining a light on seasonal produce and local suppliers.

Both Clarke and founder of The Fisheries Hugo Warner have their own personal experiences with mental health, with Warner highlighting “coming together has never been so important. People are desperate for interaction after such a long time spent at home. Looking after people’s mental health is more relevant than ever and this dinner is a way for guests to enjoy time together over a great meal.”

Clarke adds “this dinner is all about good old fashioned hospitality. We want to get people around the table to eat, drink and talk mental health.” Clarke set up Pilot Light in 2016 together with Doug Sanham, and all profits from the dinner will contribute to the initiative’s work to educate and provide training to hospitality sector communities in dealing with mental health.

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