Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Bradley Boyle: "There is always such need right at home "

Name:  Bradley Boyle

What is your job?  I am a professional chef and owner of both Salt Gastropub in Byram NJ and Salt Studio in Andover NJ

What social causes are most important to you?  We support many causes both locally and globally.  But for us, social causes start at home, and start with the most basic need of food.  Being in the food-service industry it is in us to feed people in need, to provide people that are having a hard time with their most basic needs.

What charities do you support – and how?  We work with our local government to help the people we help.  They give us lists of people who are in need of food/meals and act as the liason to getting it to them.  Its amazing that when you reach out and look right in front of you how much need there is right at home.

Why do you have a passion for this one in particular, is there a personal tie? It is the way I was raised.  That there are basic needs that need to be met and sometimes people just need a hand.  It is a core belief of mine that it is our responsibility as humans to take care of one another…

Is there a particular way you would want to encourage readers to be involved?  Look around.  What are the needs in your own community?  There is always such need right at home.  Take it upon yourself to check on your neighbor, do drop off food at a local food bank and to help where help is needed.

How would you define social responsibility?  Social responsibility to us is really as simple as helping your neighbor.

Do you have any tattoos that relate to your social beliefs?  I have a tattoo that is kind of a “culinary ode” with fish, vegetables, chef knife and above it says “Blue Collar Man” in French….its a personal pride for me to have gotten where I have with my own two hands…literally carving out my own path….

Tattoo artists?
See no/Hear no/Speak no/Smell no  - monkeys, representing my 4 kids
A “Laughing Buddah” representing my beliefs
My Family Crest, representing my roots and heritage
Most of my work has been done by Tattoo Artist Eric Hornung of “Anti-Hero Electric Tattoo” in Andover NJ.

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