We believe that the moments where people come together with those they love to make meaningful connections are some of the most beautiful that life has to offer. We all long for these moments, but the constant pull of what “has to get done” can make it hard to defend this space. We exist to make it just a little easier for families, and all those who long to come together, to cut through these demands and spend quality time together, because we believe that it is something you will never regret.
We find our roots in the same problem that so many families face today: so much to do and so little time. As schedules got busier and the world sped up, family dinner was the first thing to go, so Elizabeth made a change to protect this sacred time. Once a month, she began prepping meals with a few friends and freezing them, forming her first "cooking club," and the rest, as they say, is history. Watch to hear our story from the Mama herself.
Steeped In Family Heritage
Our values can be traced through our heritage, beginning with the original Mama, Lucille (pictured in red), and trickling down through every generation since. Some of the meals people still love today are hers, recreated from her handwritten notes on a recipe card. Even our name comes from the famous habit of a beloved uncle (pictured in blue) who used to end every meal with a compliment to the chef by rubbing his hands together and exclaiming, "It's a good batch, mama!"
Looking to the future
We have found overwhelming support in the community as our cause continues to resonate with people in every stage of life. In the summer of 2020, we were able to move into our first permanent location in Kingsport, where we look forward to serving the Tri-Cities region for years to come. It is our hope that one day, we can grow to reach new families across East Tennessee and beyond, making it just a little bit easier for everyone to gather and savor the precious moments of life together.