giving a little back

 

There are a few requirements that you must have to work for Kitchen Angel. These include a bottomless stomach, a penchant for good coffee, a silly sense of humour and an appreciation for the Italian culture. Most of these skills can be learnt, but one thing that seems to ring true with the entire team is a sense of community and empathy and kindness towards others.

 

When Mario first started this business, he was not only passionate about his products but also the need to be able to share his talents and successes with others. Some say chefs are inherently generous as they are always looking to please people with their food. Mario is definitely one of these chefs. His generosity is something that the rest of the team have embraced and is perhaps what has inspired many of us to jump on board the Kitchen Angel train. It’s not easy leaving the security of a well paying job or the comfort of a reputable employer. It’s even harder when you leave that behind to join a new small business venture, whose journey, while planned, is still uncharted. But there is definitely something to be said for people, like Mario, who are passionate about what they do and are committed to sharing their skills, experience and talent with others. It’s these types of people that are truly inspiring and are not always easy to come by in life.

 

A philosophy that I have personally learnt from Mario is his belief that life is for living, for laughing, for eating, for loving and to give back to. It’s important to help your friends and even more important to help those who you have not befriended yet. People need people and it takes all kinds to make the world go round.

 

Recently we have been approached by a couple of other businesses to use our products in fundraising activities. When I mentioned these to Mario, his response was an immediate “yes, let’s do it“. And when I followed that up with “do you want me to cost it out for you first“, his response was a very prompt “no, whatever proceeds come out of these events I want to give back to the community or a charity“.

 

So with that said, we would like to extend an invite to all of you who live in the Brisbane area and want to share our sentiment of giving a little. Next week our team are volunteering their time and Kitchen Angel products to host baking demonstrations at the Lyndhurst Early Learning Centre.  Baking demos will be hosted throughout the evening, our products will be donated for their raffle and will also be available for sale.  Further details on this event can be found here.

 

If this event is not local or up your alley, why don’t you take a minute to give a little something to someone else today? A donation, a smile, a kind word or other random act of kindness. The important thing is to just do it and do it today.

 

image courtesy of www.randomactsofkindness.org

 

Today is your day to give a little back.

 

Love, your Angel,

 

 

Cat

 

P.S. If you’ve got any feedback or questions, we’d love to hear from you.

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