Meal Prep Buddies started in 2016 when Brianna was tired of choosing between waking up early or paying for a to-go lunch every day. After the first month, Amber joined in. Then Tina and Brooke got in on the bandwagon. Now there’s a solid crew of amateur chefs who cook together and share recipes aiming to make lunchtime a special event.

The major influence in the group is Alton Brown. Whether we’re approaching a new recipe or cooking technique, the first resource is AB’s word. “EveryDayCook”┬áis heavily referenced through the site. Experimentation and off the cuff recipes are also a forte of this overly eager group; if we think it’ll taste good, we’ll probably try it.