So it's been just over a month since the launch of Doughp. What's the verdict? I'm ridiculously happy, crazy busy, and am enjoying my own cookie dough in quantities I'm uncomfortable disclosing. I call that a success! We've had a few pop-ups, catering events, and a few dozen online orders. I'm waking up every day working on something I love and seeing people enjoy the fruits (or dessert, rather) of my labor. This is the life.
A few of my favorite things in the Doughp world so far:
1. The Flavors & Reactions: I had a lot of fun naming my flavors. A LOT. I didn't go basic, I fully committed. And to hear people my parents' age asking for a scoop of "This..S'more...Is...Hella?...Lit?" is more than I could have ever asked for. I have a deep appreciation for those of you who say the full flavor name and don't just give me the plain jane "s'mores" version. All around the reactions from people have been so rad. It's like one part shock & awe and one part praising the cookie dough gods that someone decided to do this in SF!
2. The Kitchener: So I prepare these massive amounts of delicious cookie dough in a commercial kitchen across the bay called Kitchener Oakland. Seems weird right? I live in SF, yet use a kitchen in Oakland. But that's only because you haven't been to the Kitchener yet. It totally kicks ass. It's a group of other food artisans like myself that share the space and it's been a great community to link into. Not to mention the Oakland food scene is BOOMING and I'm happy to cater to the cookie dough needs on the flip side of the Bay!
3. Doughp Smuggler: Someone taking just over a pound of Doughp on a flight out of San Francisco was stopped by the TSA and had the cookie dough inspected (for fear it contained eggs - animal products aren't allowed on planes apparently). Almost getting your Doughp confiscated at airport security? It's too good. Our customers are turning into little Doughp smugglers.
The list could go on but I'm just so happy to be a part of this food scene and even more excited to be doing it with food I'm passionate about. I'm eager to begin incorporating more local ingredients (chocolates, spices, etc.) in our seasonal flavors. Comment below if there's a flavor you'd like to see this summer!
Until next time...I'll be here making and scooping up my delicious cookie dough. Staying woke. Staying stoked.
How can you get some Doughp?
Spark Social SF / Catering / Pop-Ups
Order Online / Postmates (Oakland) / UberEats (SF - coming soon)
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