Burnout is a risk that hovers menacingly over the head of every restaurant owner, manager and chef. It can sneak up on you with little or no warning, burrowing silently into your professional and your personal life. Defined as physical or mental collapse cause by overwork or stress, burnout can leave you feeling empty and incapable.
“Burnout is insidious,” says Jackie Nagel, president, Synnovatia. “It causes decision fatigue, erodes confidence, drains your energy, infects attitu