-----REPOST FROM 4/19/17 ON MEDIUM----
It’s February 2007, I’m 16, and in my room probably writing in my diary or listening to some really gangster music like Ja Rule or Peety Pablo (“North Carolinaaaa!” for those of you who need a refresher on that gem). My dad had yelled upstairs and said our neighbor was there to talk to me. I didn’t know it at the time, but that conversation resulted in the opportunity of a lifetime to work at a Fortune 100 tech company. I fell in love with this company, and have been with them for the last 10 years. I worked full-time through the summers and stayed part-time during the school years — not a bad gig.
It was a couple of years ago when I realized I wanted more. I wanted to unleash my creative side, interact with customers more often, and — in a dream world — indulge my sweet tooth and love of being in the kitchen. Around that same time I decided to give being vegan a try. I say that very loosely as I more often refer to myself as a “part-time vegan”. It’s way more fun that way — totally recommend it. Anyhow, baking vegan cookies became one of my favorite things because I can eat as much of the raw cookie dough as I want without risking death. Pretty sweet deal, right?
As time went by and my cookie dough obsession grew, I began to think how fun it would be if I could share a scoop with friends, family or even on a date — to make eating cookie dough an experience. Living in San Francisco, I am constantly in search of new and exciting restaurants — especially dessert shops and I’m on the hunt for one that doesn’t make me feel like I am at a 5-year-old’s birthday party. This sparked an idea. I didn’t need to wait for someone to bring a cookie dough experience to the Bay Area — I could do this myself.
In February of this year, I set my sights on this and I am finally ready to introduce the Bay to their new bae: Doughp. Doughp scoops up ready-to-eat cookie dough in flavors you won’t forget like: The OG, White Girl, This S’More Is Hella Lit, and #VeganLyfe. We scoop at local markets & private events from a food cart that is legit AF.
Tomorrow I am taking the leap! For me it’s the first day of my 10-week vacation. It’s my sabbatical, a benefit my company offers after a certain tenure — pretty bananas that I’ve reached this milestone at just 26 years old. It’s the perfect opportunity to see how ready the Bay Area is to get a face full of legit cookie dough. That aside; there IS another meaning some people find in tomorrow’s date… For the marijuana lovers out there it’s 420, the international get-super-SUPER-high-and-order-everything-on-Postmates day. So with the cookie dough business ready to launch, I decided there’d be no better time & place than Mission Dolores Park on 4/20. It’d be a pretty epic way to introduce my new company and have an audience with a serious case of the munchies.
It’s gonna be pretty Doughp.
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