Bonnie J. Matthew


Bonnie is a graduate of the Rochester Institute of Technology in New York State. She achieved a bachelor of Business in Restaurant and Hospitality Management. Her culinary career began with Stouffer Restaurants, a subsidiary of Nestle. While at Stouffers in the eighties, she dreamed of a business where she could channel the hard working demands of the restaurant industry into something that would afford her a more balanced life. Food For Thought was born.

Bonnie is a founding member and active participant in the Women’s Presidents Organization (WPO). She is also a Trustee of the Council of Smaller Enterprises (COSE) where she chairs the Director of Development Committee and has chaired the Incfuse task team during the early development stages of the new product line.  She is also a Trustee of the Greater Cleveland Partnership.   She is proud to be an active member of the SOAR program, which works with highly potential young women. She is also a frequent speaker at Baldwin Wallace College Entrepreneurial Studies Program.  In 2015 she has agreed to serve on the board of the NEO tennis association giving back to the sport that is near and dear to her heart.

Bonnie is a 30 year resident of Northeast Ohio and lives in Auburn Township. She is is a big fan of Cleveland, having moved all her life, she appreciates all the city and surrounding area has to offer.  She is an accomplished tennis and paddle player.  Her athletic talent, coupled with her business acumen, has proved to be an excellent vehicle for growth. As Food for Thought has matured, much of Ms. Matthew’s attention is focused on keeping the company’s culinary drive alive while pioneering smart, healthy food choices as well as green initiatives within the industry.