The real mise en place...
Roughly translated this French term means "putting in place". This parlance used by those within the food and hospitality industry denotes the "prep work". Any successful culinary enterprises backbone to efficiency lies in the prep work which takes place before a single dish is cooked or assembled.
Imagine going into your favorite coffee shop while rushing to reach work, an appointment, etc. You order your favorite cup of joe only to realize the coffee beans have yet to be ground, there is no boiling water, nor did the establishment have cups in supply. Harrowing indeed.
Now transfer this situation to the current reality regarding the health of Earth's children across all borders within developed and developing nations. There was an era when the chronic illnesses and disorders of modern times were merely rarities. Many factors can be attributed to the waning welfare of wellness. Increased consumption of fast food, the advertising of "food products" instead of food, GMO's and the environmental application of pesticides and other hazardous materials, lack of funding towards healthier lifestyles, and other disservices.
An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.
Let food by thy medicine.
These idioms and many more shed light on the emphasis we place on reaching out to the youth to expand their horizons not only in terms of food and healthier habits but in all facets to promote a well rounded balanced upbringing.
Why not become a non-profit organization? Because we need more than the support of donors or contributors in order to have the necessary monetary and physical resources to make a substantial change with the youth. Through the catering and other services Break Bread Not Hearts provides we channel a substantial amount of the capital earned towards establishing after school programs, music initiatives, cooking classes, and much more.
This is what food fuels us to accomplish. We know it's been a longtime coming but with due diligence and hard work on our parts a change is going to come.