TheTaste Charity Event – Working Together to Raise Mental Health Awareness

TheTaste is currently celebrating four years in business and with this in mind, we decided that now is the perfect time to give back to the community and industry that has given us so much.

Mental Health is a growing issue in Ireland and in a bid to combat the stigma surrounding mental health, both within the food industry and in general, we gathered some of Ireland’s biggest culinary stars for a charity event with a difference.

Bright and early on Monday 15th October, the dedicated team headed into the Altitude Chamber in a bid to burn 10,000 calories and raise as much funds for Pieta House as possible.

Participating on the morning were Andy McFadden, Niall Sabongi, Paul Hynes, Paul Phillips, Glen Wheeler, Edward Hayden and his WIT students, as well as members from TheTaste staff.

In what was a tough challenge, over 20 chefs worked together and managed to burned 10,000 calories in 90 minutes in the Altitude Zone, which was kindly donated for the event.

Speaking about this event and why he felt it was important to raise money for Pieta House, TheTaste MD Keith Mahon, said: “I don’t think there’s any family in Ireland that hasn’t been touched by mental health issues and this is especially true in the hospitality industry. With the pressurised working environment, a lot of our colleagues have experienced dark days.”

He added: “I’m so proud of the chefs who have come together to raise awareness of these issues in our industry and to push their own bodies to the limit.”

If you would still like to get involved, you can visit our iDonate page, which will be live for another week. All proceeds raised will go directly to Pieta House as they continue to help those in distress.

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