Today we’d like to introduce you to Gensen Scott.
Gensen, before we jump into specific questions about the company, why don’t you give us some details about you and your story.
I was introduced to the food industry at an early age. My family has always been involved in food for as long as I can remember. I was raised with the understanding that food is a way to connect with people, and that you never deny anyone food. My father grew up very poor. He used to have to miss meals and some days went without eating at all. He eventually was able to receive daily meals thanks to a free food program and the Black Panthers, who helped feed people in low income areas. My dad always wanted to find a way to feed people who had trouble feeding themselves. It was important for him to help people who could not help themselves. As time went on, our company was born.
We operate under the motto, “We prepare food to support physical and mental health.” Nobody can think straight when they are hungry. It doesn’t matter what color or race you are, how big or how small, it happens. I always have been the type of person who learns from watching. So, I watched my father, mother, aunts and uncles take care of others. I picked up on it quickly.
Growing up, I knew what I wanted to do to further my father’s dreams. It was the right thing to do. I have been involved in this industry my entire life. I got to where I am today because it was time for me to ensure that my family’s legacy lives on. My father and mother are older now, so it is only right that I carry on.
Our family has been in the food industry for 25- plus years, serving more than a million meals to date. We have provided food throughout the great state of Georgia on several different occasions. We hope to keep going for as long as God allows us to.
We’re always bombarded by how great it is to pursue your passion, etc – but we’ve spoken with enough people to know that it’s not always easy. Overall, would you say things have been easy for you?
This road hasn’t always been smooth, but that doesn’t mean we will give up. Life is hard, but you have to continue to get up every day with the attitude that you will not be defeated. Many small businesses in low income areas experience struggles, both emotional and physical.
We have to deal with robberies, as well as shootings. Unfortunately, attempted robberies are a common occurrence. It has been rough every day. We had our ups and down, but that is just the cold truth about operating a business in a low-income area. We work very, hard every day to make sure we bring good food to the community, because without them there would be no Georgia Express Meals. The community has always supported us. However, we need the support of the entire city not just Gresham Park.
Covid-19 has set us back tremendously, but we still wake up every day with the intent to continue to serve the community. Every day is a struggle but what else is new? You get knocked down, you get up, dust yourself off and try again. No road to success is ever smooth. That is why we ride the bumpy roads to reach smoother pasture. Anything worth having is worth fighting for, and we are fighting to bring good food to the world.
Please tell us about the company.
Georgia Express Meals is a restaurant/contract catering corporation that specializes in shipping a mass quantity of great food to consumers. We are known for shipping large amounts of food throughout the state to adult day centers, after school programs, daycare centers and summer camps. We are proud of the work we do and what we stand for. The same pride, love and care we have for our family and company, we put into our food. You can taste it. All you need is a spoon full to understand where I am coming from.
I believe what sets us apart from other businesses is our service and food. We have the best food around, from our traditional Muck Sauce, to our fresh veggies and our signature mac and cheese. Nothing compares to what we do. We strive hard to continue to bring great food to anyone who crosses our path.
So, what’s next? Any big plans?
We work hard every day so that in the days to come, we will be able to open multiple restaurants across the globe. At that point, we will be bringing great quality food to the world with that at home feeling. It will provide comfort, love and happiness. Our goal is to stick to our values and morals.
- Address: 3342 Clifton Church Rd. SE Atlanta, Ga 30316
- Website: www.georgiaexpressmeals.com
- Phone: 678-705-8434
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Instagram: www.instagram.com/ga_express_meals
- Yelp: https://m.yelp.com/biz/georgia-express-meals-atlanta?osq=Georgia+Expess+Meals
IG handle: @iSmooth