We wouldn't be what we are today without our fabulous customers who make it happen.
This is Kate. She’s part of a very select group of OGC customers—the former employees. Kate worked at the Dean St. shop for about eight months before moving on to a different job. Luckily her new position is located in Dumbo, so she has been able to remain a part of the One Girl family. It’s always nice to see a familiar face stopping in on a coffee break or just to catch up!
Where are you from originally?
Alameda, CA, a suburb of San Francisco.
What brought you to NYC?
I went to college on the East Coast and after graduating, I decided I wanted to move to Brooklyn and find a job in New York.
How did you find One Girl Cookies?
It’s a two-part story, actually. In the summer of 2010, I was interning and living in Williamsburg and I hadn’t explored other parts of Brooklyn. So my friend and I decided to spend a day in Cobble Hill, where I stumbled upon a really cute cookie shop and ate a delicious cupcake.
In the fall of 2011, after I graduated college and moved back to Brooklyn, I was looking for a part-time job and ended up interviewing at the Dean St. shop, realizing that it was the same place I had discovered the summer before.
What’s your favorite item to order?
I get iced coffee, even during the winter, because the coffee ice cubes are just that good. If I come for breakfast, I like to get the frittata. For a snack, I love the Sadie cookie.
When do you like to come to One Girl Cookies?
I like to come in the afternoon, usually around 3. It’s a good time for a little break from work, to get a coffee and recharge.
What do you do when you’re not at One Girl Cookies?
I’m a copywriter at an agency that works with non-profits. I live in Bed-Stuy and am very involved in the community there and help run a community garden. I also really like going to trivia nights with friends.
Do you like things sweet or savory?
Usually savory, but it feels wrong not to be a sweets person when you’re at One Girl Cookies.
Do you like to cook at home? If so, what’s your favorite thing to cook?
I do like to cook, and since I live in Brooklyn I really like kale. I’ve been making a lot of raw kale salads and kale pesto recently.
Do you have a good OGC story you’d like to share?
When I worked at Dean St, there were a lot of regulars, one of whom was a boy named Charlie, who was about 12 at the time. He took it upon himself to create a quiz for new employees based on our employee handbook, with detailed questions about pricing, order-taking, ingredients, and many, many other aspects of the business. When I first started, I think I got a D. When I was leaving One Girl, he gave me the quiz again, as an exit interview of sorts, and I scored in the 90s. It was a very special moment.
Any good memories involving sweets/bakeries/coffee shops that you’d like to share?
When I was growing up, I was deeply afraid of pink poodles. (I still am, in fact.) I also was obsessed with Hayden Christensen, of Star Wars fame (though admittedly I was a fan because of Life as a House...). When it was my birthday in maybe sixth grade, my friend decided to make me a special cake. It had a pink poodle (either a sugar cookie, decorated to look like a poodle or some sort of meringue thing) and then crumbled up pictures of Hayden Christensen. Basically, she went to a bakery in Alameda and had them construct my worst nightmare at the time. It was very sweet, in a weird way, and also very delicious.