Our Dump Pho King… American Dream (Pt.1 – Sophia)

Hey there!

Sophia here. Thanks for stopping by 🙂

So my mom always used to say “Most people eat to live, but our family? We live to eat!”

Thank goodness she also passed on a quick metabolism.

There are few things that make me happier than feeding people. Whether they be strangers or close friends, there is no mistaking the joy that I feel when I know that I’ve been able to give a moment of enjoyment. I want to bring healthy, unique, creative food to Raleigh!

At my core, my beliefs can be summed up with the Haitian Creole proverb “Tout moun se moun”. Literally translated – it means “Every person is a person”. I believe in each human being’s right to be considered and respected as a person, and their right to grow in an accepting environment into exactly who they are. Further I believe the main pillars of an accepting environment are access to affordable healthcare and access to education. Food translates into this belief – as nutrition for the foundation of good health and as the solution to one of the many barriers to education.

For those of you who know me, it may seem odd that I want to start a food truck. It is not particularly complicated, I don’t expect to make an enormous gain and anyone in the food industry will tell you, it’s constant backbreaking work. I have a comfortable job with a set career and yet, I can’t wait for the day when I give that life up. Because despite the work that I know will need to be invest, I am driven by a belief that I can contribute to my community with this venture. And that means the world to me.

So what’s my commitment with The Dump Pho King Truck?

  1. Working my butt off.
  2. Giving back and interacting with the local community.
  3. Feeding you!
  4. Taking risks and having fun.

Let’s go!

Love,

Sophia

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