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Former PSC100 chair Andy Jones becomes Burnt Chef Project ambassador

14th Feb 2024 - 06:00
Former PSC100 chair Andy Jones
The former chair of the PSC100 Group Andy Jones, which has been re-branded the Public Sector Catering Alliance, has been named as an ambassador to hospitality mental health charity The Burnt Chef Project.

The Burnt Chef Project is a social enterprise that helps to reduce stigma around mental health in foodservice and supports individuals as well as businesses to focus on wellbeing, ultimately creating a more sustainable industry.

Work-related stress affects a person’s health, increases the chance of workplace injuries occurring, and reduces performance and productivity within the workplace.

A spokesperson for The Burnt Chef Project wrote on their website: “Andy Jones, has been a stalwart of patient catering for over 40 years, with the key influence being the delivery of a nutritious and wholesome food and drink service to all patients.

“Andy’s mantra is to ‘treat every patient as if he or she is a member of your own family’, and his current focus is to campaign for a patient focused service that is ultimately owned by hospital caterers from ‘field to point of the patient eating/drinking’. The wellbeing of staff and visitors is important not only for their own wellbeing, but for the patients they care and love.

“He is championing holiday hunger and cooking in schools, as well as speaking about the wider issues of malnutrition and obesity. As a trained chef, Andy believes that it is important that whichever method of food preparation a hospital utilises it is vital that the highest standards are in place to make sure it reaches the patient in optimum condition so as to contribute to their wellbeing and recovery.”

Written by
Edward Waddell