Allow Us to Introduce Ourselves
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 drive Jennifer's passion and determination. She currently resides in Allen with her two sons, dog and cat.
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 my partner Paul and hanging out with his dog Lola Grace
Allen High School Sophomore, David enjoys going to the skate park and playing basketball with friends any chance he gets. He loves listening to older rock. Led Zeppelin, Pink Floyd, AC/DC and the occasional Metallica. He works as a Ball Boy for the Dallas Mavericks and goes to the majority of the games.
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.
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.
Meet David Becerra, our most recent hire! David likes cooking international foods and attempting to create his own dishes. He also enjoys learning strange and unknown facts about history. Currently, he is a high school senior, working towards graduation high science credits, so that he can start Pre-Med in college.
Nottingham "Notty" Battle
If you see Katherine working on a laptop, chances are Nottingham will be under the table. As much as he loves getting all of the attention while he is working he would prefer to go unnoticed.
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.
Currently in her freshman year 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.
Now a sophomore at UNT, Christy is pursuing a degree in marketing. In her spare time, she enjoys learning new things and cooking.
Mohammad is currently studying chemistry and neuroscience at UTD as a sophomore pre-medical student. He likes to spend his time playing with his cats, learning new languages, and exploring new dishes to cook.
Culinary Manager, Natalie Smith has worked for Food for Thought for four 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.
Digital Marketing Specialist
With a bachelor's degree under her belt, Katherine is currently working with different local businesses and organizations with their websites and social media presence. When she is not working, she enjoys cooking, reading and hanging out with her dog.