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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 wink 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 Texas A&M, Sarah is pursuing a degree in Business. During her free time she enjoys spend time playing with her cat and taking pictures of it chilling out in the sun. Sarah also likes to pull out her old DS and play games, such as Animal Crossing.


Luke Plowman

Culinary Manager

Say “hello” to Luke, one of our members of the culinary staff. Luke is currently a sophomore at Allen High School. While he is working, strike up a conversation about his favorite things: playing the guitar and art.

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Caroline Scaife

Culinary Manager

Culinary Manager, Caroline Scaife is currently a junior in high school and is home schooled. 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 for years. She currently resides in Allen, TX with her husband, Tim, and three sons. When she isn’t at the cafe, she enjoys doing Camp Gladiator, 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 or teaching cooking classes for Williams Sonoma. 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, helping us with 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 the past 8 years and we are proud to have partnered with them for the last 7. 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