Nathan Toleman & mental health in hospitality
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The hospitality industry has traditionally gone hand in hand with mental health issues. From late nights, stressful days, lack of daylight and sometimes a reliance on drug and alcohol to sustain people, it can take its toll. Nathan Toleman is changing all that. Gary Mehigan chats with Nathan, the owner of several of Melbourne’s most iconic cafes (Top Paddock, Higher Ground, Kettle Black) about his new venture, Common Ground - a farm and cafe just outside of Melbourne where chefs and hospitality workers can go to re-wild themselves and connect with the land, all while growing and harvesting their own veggies to be used in their dishes.
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