Every once in a while you hear about something so smart or so clever that you say to yourself “Why didn’t I think of that?” That what happened to me when I read about Jennifer Cook with The Foodie Bus and The Help Bus.

The logo for The Foodie Bus and The Help Bus is a drawing of a yellow school bus with a raised  red roof.

The logo for The Foodie Bus and The Help Bus
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A yellow school bus being converted into The Foodie Bus and The Help Bus.

Starting to convert the school bus into The Foodie Bus and The Help Bus
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Honestly my very first thought was that Jennifer was destined to cook with a last name like Cook! But then I realized how brilliant her concept is. According to Jennifer she used to be teased all of the time by the kids on the school bus. They taunted her with words like “Hey COOK, what are you cooking for dinner….”. So she told me that she was compelled to buy a bus at some point in her life.


Jennifer is a Private Chef whose obsession is creating farm fresh foods and then sharing the experiences with Individuals struggling in life, such as foster kids or the homeless. Her passion is touching lives through food and that is what led her to The Foodie Bus and The Help Bus. Having had a career working for the likes of Martin Scorsese and Robert De Niro on their movie set made her realize the benefit of having a mobile kitchen. The added bonus with The Foodie Bus and The Help Bus is that it has the option for dining too. This enables her to create a Farm to Table mobile dining experience.

The Foodie Bus and The Help Bus is now aqua and the barn addition is taking shape.

Phase 2 a new color and barn addition takes shape.
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The Foodie Bus and The Help Bus is complete the bus is aqua and the barn section is white with a black roof.

The Foodie Bus and The Help Bus is complete.
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The view of a lake with a row boat at sunset from The Foodie Bus and The Help Bus.

The view at one of The Foodie Bus and The Help Bus dining sites.
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Jennifer has renovated her school bus into a full barn with a dining area and professional kitchen so she’s able to really offer a unique, fine dining culinary experience on The Foodie Bus. But the really clever part is that she also uses the bus to travel to poverty stricken areas offering a culinary skills education and the name switches to The Help Bus. And The Help Bus is a non-profit 501c3 that she rents to travel to these communities to help change lives.

The Foodie Bus and The Help Bus chef's crispy fries.

Crispy Fries from Jennifer Cook’s The Foodie Bus and The Help Bus
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Delicious looking food from The Foodie Bus and The Help Bus.

Another yummy creation from Chef Cook.
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A round cake on a bed of alfalfa sprouts from The Foodie Bus and The Help Bus.

Don’t you want to dig in?
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A row of beggars' purses from The Foodie Bus and The Help Bus.

Beggars’ Purses from The Foodie Bus and The Help Bus
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Is a non profit, 105c3 that will be renting the foodie bus occasionally to travel to poverty stricken areas offering culinary skills. Jennifer is a firm believer that no one should go hungry. Imagine if you had no money for food or you had no idea how to prepare a meal as simple as a scrambled egg because you had no role model to teach you. Now imagine The Help Bus coming to your area and enabling you and others like you to learn how to cook, eat healthy and how to grow a small garden of your own. There would be no telling what you could accomplish. As Jennifer says “Nothing brings people together like FOOD!”