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Jennifer Bell


Jennifer Bell has been with Food for Thought Market and Cafe since its fruition. Working together with her parents, Lewis and Kathy, she fulfills the day-to-day operations and “front of the house services”. Creating menus, scratch baked goods, and espresso drinks are what drives Jennifer’s passion and determination. She currently resides in Allen with her two sons, dog and cat.

Kathy and Lewis Bell


Lewis and Kathy Bell are the co-founders of Bell Family Enterprises and Food for Thought Market and Cafe. On a wing and a prayer, they won the bid from the City of Allen to operate in the cafe space located inside Allen Public Library, opening for business in July of 2013. Called the “not-so-silent partners” they provide much of the behind the scenes operations that make the Cafe operate as smoothly as it does. Lewis and Kathy currently reside in Allen, Texas and enjoy spending their free time with their seven grandchildren and three children.

Culinary Team

David Becerra

Culinary Staff

Currently a student at Collin College, David has many, varied interests but a real passion for food.  Creating and enhancing recipes for the best flavor makes his position at Food for Thought a real pleasure.


Luke Plowman

Culinary Manager

Say “hello” to Luke, one of our members of the culinary staff. Luke is a graduate of Allen High School. He is working fervently on developing his side hustle (actually his passion) of playing guitar, writing music and art into a career.

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Caroline Scaife

Culinary Manager

Culinary Manager, Caroline Scaife is currently a sophomore at university in Oklahoma. During her free time, she likes to read, knit and crochet.

Natalie Smith

Culinary Manager

Culinary Manager, Natalie Smith has worked for Food for Thought since 2014. She currently resides in Allen, TX with her husband, Tim, and three sons. When she isn’t at the cafe, she enjoys traveling, singing karaoke and hanging out with her family. 

Partnering Businesses


Lindsey Hearn


Known as “The Cookie Guy”, Lindsey Hearn has been baking his heart away for the last twenty years. When he is not providing us with his delicious works of art, he is working as a GM for Cinemark West Plano. For fun, he enjoys watching movies, baking, traveling with his partner, Paul and hanging out with his dog, Lola Grace.

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Katherine Battle

Web and Social Media Freelancer

Nicknamed our “Social Media Guru”, Katherine has worked with us since 2017 developing and maintaining our website and social media. Currently, she is continuing to help other small businesses in the area from her home in McKinney. In her spare time, she loves reading, blogging and hanging out with her service dog, Nottingham.

Coffee del Rey has served the Plano area for many years and we are proud to have partnered with them for 8 of our 9 years of existence. Their company is not only committed to serving quality coffee, but also instigating positive change to the world by giving a portion of their proceeds to North Texas Food Bank.