our mission

To improve mental health outcomes in the food and beverage industry.

The Cook’s Collective empowers cooks and service workers in the food and beverage industry to drive measurable impact for better emotional well-being through policy advocacy, peer-to-peer training, industry education, and providing access to a network of mental health solutions.

Vision Statement

at the collective, the cook is truly treated as the advocate.

We envision a world where those who feed us thrive. By championing systemic changes that prioritize the mental health and well-being of the people who work in the food and beverage industry, we can uplift the entire service sector. This has the power to benefit families, communities, and businesses while fostering collective healing, growth, and prosperity.



Based in Washington, DC, The Cook’s Collective serves as the bridge between tastemakers and advocacy, training, education, and the promotion of working models.


Our first focus: to improve mental health outcomes in the food and beverage industry. As a member of the Collective, you join a unique and special community of professionals and peers that set the priorities and agenda through an annual survey, which empowers members to use their voice.


We provide the tools, collective support, and opportunities for partnership with like-minded changemakers to drive the greatest social impact in their communities..


You’re not alone. Someone is thinking of you. And, someone cares about you.