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Cooks Who Care Launching Cookbook to Support Mental Health of Food & Beverage Workers

The Cooks Who Care Community Cookbook is a compilation of recipes shared by chefs, beverage professionals & health experts committed to supporting mental health advocacy in the Food & Beverage Industries. 

The book, organized to celebrate the four seasons, features drinks, dishes & ideas that celebrate seasonal ingredients and are perfect for home entertaining. It will be available in both a print & a digital edition, with the digital copy including how-to videos featuring recipe contributors filmed with cinematographer and producer Eric Lovett Jr., owner of iLovett Films. The print edition will include interactive QR codes to give the reader access to additional information. 

A digital preview edition will be available in August 2022. The print edition & the complete digital edition will be available in December 2022, just in time for the holidays. Stay tuned for a link where you can purchase!

Featured contributors are as follows:


-Joy Parham

-Chef Monica Glass

-Kyle Darrow of Next of Kin

-John George of Five Saints Distillery

-Claire Trindle of Blind Bear Beverages


-Dr. Hava Rose

-Chef Mimi Lan of The Taste Curator

-Chef Naimah Rutling of HER Catering

-Chef Mike Jarzenski of DP Jackson Steakhouse

-Kevin Grummun of Manatawny Still Works

-Tatiana Wingate of Sprinkled Sweetness


-Chef Alex Dinnocenzo of Laurel/ITV

-Kate Duffy of Laurel/ITV

-Chef Jen Zavala of Juana Tamale

-Louis Remolde of The Single Baker

-Jennifer Carroll of Carroll Couture Catering

-Christopher Devern of Red Owl Tavern

-Chef David Feola of Ember & Ash


-Agi Czapka of Birchtree Catering

-Brian + Brian of Happy Hour Hospitality

-Chris Halber of The Revivalist Gins

-Chad Durkin of Porcos Small Oven

-Maria + Scott Campbell / Cooks Who Care, Founders

-Joshua Walbolt of Love Food More

-Joshua Scheid of Rex at the Royal

-Casey Parker of The Pistolas Group

-Chef Reuben Asaram of Reuben’s Indian Kitchen

100% of the Cooks Who Care Community Cookbook sales will go towards a community fund for people who work in the food and beverage industry in the Great Philadelphia region, including South Jersey and Delaware County. Proceeds from the cookbook sale will provide financial assistance for mental health support (often not covered under insurance plans).  

Additionally, they are accepting donations through this fundraising link.

Right now, they are collecting subtitle ideas on Facebook where folks can submit their ideas, and the community can vote on the best one.

Cooks Who Care (CWC) is an organization dedicated to supporting the health & well-being of people working in the Food & Beverage Industries. Founders Maria & Scott Campbell are chefs by trade & tireless advocates for raising awareness about the mental health challenges specific to their industry peers. Based in Media, PA, CWC currently focuses its efforts on supporting food service workers in the greater Philadelphia area to expand nationwide. 

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