(CARE) Care About Restaurant Employees

Cooks Who Care wants to change the food industry culture. As experienced chefs and 300+ dedicated foodservice workers, we’re ready to launch a new standard for the food industry to live by, called CARE  (Care About Restaurant Employees).

It’s no secret that the food industry is an intense environment in which to work. Unhealthy lifestyles are the norm, and unhealthy habits are rampant. As the most employable workforce, we enlist in the well-known demanding schedules, late nights and weekends/holidays, the toll of lost relationships, the pressure of low wages with few benefits, often living paycheck to paycheck … because that’s the cost of pursuing the craft that we love and the drive to serve others.  It’s not a sustainable way of life. And it’s time for change.

When you support CARE you …

- Define what burnout looks like, recognize unhealthy habits, create proactive strategies.
- Cultivate a culture that prioritizes self-care practices at work and at home.
- Share wellness resources with others to increase access to local food, opportunities for fitness, stress relief, and financial health services.
- Provide safer workplaces, highlight workplaces that celebrate diversity and ensure harassment will not be tolerated.

When you make a purchase from a CARE establishment or work for a CARE location, you’re supporting businesses with socially responsible work practices and demonstrating that you care about the well-being of the food community - the people who serve us all every day.

Our newly designed Wellness Program is a tool to inspire a new way of living for people who work in this industry that we love. Together we’re incentivizing health and wellness as operators, fellow co-workers, and consumers. Your donation helps us create an innovative ecosystem of support for foodservice members who feel isolated.  It’s time to be known for something new...because that’s what people who care do.

Maybe you’ve seen this dynamic in kitchens & restaurants you buy from?  Maybe you know someone who has faced these challenges? Maybe you’ve lived this life and know first hand how badly something needs to be done?

You can make a difference - even a $5 donation puts us closer to meeting our goal.  See who else is helping the cause: http://bit.ly/Care_About_Restaurant_Employees , then share the CWC Wellness message to get more people involved.

Donation Levels:

As a thank you for your support, we will hang 7ft x 3ft verticle sign at our Break on Through to Wellness Event, June 4th proudly inscribed with your name at levels of support you choose. Your contribution will help us present our first-of-it's- kind industry event (that's not just at the bar.)  Instead of the usual happy hour, we’re hosting a Wellness Expo that helps others;

- Find new ways to get fit
- Discover foods that benefit them personally
- Receive stress relief support from counselors
- Learn to de-stress through yoga, meditation, massages and more.  

This June 4th we’re partnering with the Bynum Bros.at their 2 establishments at 600 N. Broad St. in Philadelphia -  South Jazz Kitchen & Green Soul.

Donation Levels:

Lower Tier 1: $50  Ex: Third Wheel Cheese, Sugartown Smoked Meats, Industry Collective
Middle Tier 2: $100
Top Tier 3: $150+ Ex: Neilson-Massey Vanillas, La Calaca Feliz
  • Anonymous 
    • $5 
    • 27 mos
  • Michael Bomze 
    • $144 
    • 27 mos
  • Jennifer Celano 
    • $25 
    • 31 mos
  • Anonymous 
    • $5 
    • 34 mos
  • Quazshjuana Hunter 
    • $186 
    • 36 mos
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Fundraising team: CWC Ambassadors (3)

Maria Campbell 
Raised $3,135 from 44 donations
Philadelphia, PA
Julie Strong 
Team member
Lauren Pursell 
Team member