Bombarded. That's what we are when it comes to the media, drama, commercialism, societal and economic issues. We can't look out of the window without seeing bumper stickers, circulars or our neighbors might be fighting today. So rather than spending money, time and excess energy trying to feed the pockets of corporate bigwigs, we celebrate love. We celebrate love by offering our elderly neighbor dinner. We dodge commercialism by supporting the arts and small businesses. We don't negatively affect our own economic situation by making reservations at some fancy restaurant, rather, we'll
Well, the short answer is... yes. Yes? Yes. Will we write about food? Yes. Family? Yes. Spirituality? Yes. Community? Yes. Social injustices? Yes. We did mention food, right? Yes. All of that along with whatever YOU might want our perspective on.
Indeed, we are caterers and are currently trying to strengthen our community, but before that, we are people just like you, who are trying to find our way in this labyrinth of life and make the best decisions we can with the resources and provision allotted to us. We don't want to take anything for granted and we also want to help as many people as we possibly can during our short stint on this planet.
And although food is currently our primary means of doing said things, there's a lot more to this 'catering game' than SIMPLY cooking and eating food. Food brings people together. Bad food will make people talk to each other even if it IS to complain. But really good food will make people 'Ooh' and 'Ahh'. It will start conversations and encourage people to share, even if it's only a bite. '"Taste this," can easily turn into, "Let's go get some more," or maybe even, "We should hang out on Friday and order in some more of this!" Now it's gone from food to a social gathering -- bringing people together.
When people enter a kitchen together, there are opportunities to teach, learn, practice cooperation, serve, receive and commune. One slices and dices, another assembles and bakes, another serves and as they all partake, each one has contributed to this dance that ultimately has brought each one involved that much closer to the next.
Food brings families, businesses, places of worship, schools and communities together. It is the epicenter of holidays, first dates, board meetings and vacations. It ushers us into the world and is often present after we've left.
Food is everywhere and necessary. It's fuel and can be fun. And if it's our tool to tighten communities, aid social injustices and bring people closer to each other, their spirituality and humanity in general, then sobeit. It's not a ridiculous concept, in fact, I think we've chosen a pretty darn good tool.