Kristen Tomlan is a designer and dessert-lover turned pastry chef and entrepreneur when she founded her one-of-a-kind confectionary specializing in the most DŌlicious sweet treat of all: cookie dough. After working in corporate branding for 5 years, Kristen, a Midwest native, left her job and founded DŌ, Cookie Dough Confections in early 2015. DŌ allows you to eat cookie dough exactly how you crave it, with safe-to-eat cookie dough creations that are edible, bakeable and customizable. Based in Manhattan, the concept quickly gained followers, fans and cookie dough lovers-alike, being called the “next big thing in desserts” by Glamour Magazine, and being featured in Business Insider, Refinery 29, Gothamist and more.
The world knows me as: Kristen Tomlan
I’ve also been known to respond to the names: Kris, Page (Maiden name), Cookie Dough girl, DŌ lady
I am wicked good at: Instagramming DŌlicious looking treats with pun-y captions
Least favorite house chore: Changing lightbulbs – I have 12′ ceilings, so they are nearly impossible to reach.
My go-to guilty pleasure food is: Cookie Dough! OR Frozen gummy bears OR Nutella by the spoonful
Favorite App: Instagram or Spotify
Favorite quote: What doesn’t kill you makes you stronger.” OR “Stressed spelled backwards is Desserts!”
Job Title: Founder & CEO
Professional Superpower: Executing a vision that I create in my head.
My primary role in the events industry is: Providing one-of-a-kind, sweet, cookie dough treats to New York and beyond!
Years in the events industry: 1
To me, being an event hustler means: Getting it done – perfectly and professionally – beyond expectations.
The top 2 most surprising things I’ve learned about the events industry since starting are: There are some crazy event themes that people come up with! Everyone who works in the industry is SUPER nice and helpful.
I got my start in the events industry when: I founded my edible cookie dough company and started to provide desserts, favors, and treats for everyone to enjoy!
The top 2 pieces of advice I’d give to an aspiring planner are: Pay attention to every detail and if you don’t know, just ask.
My biggest event industry pet peeve is: Expecting things for free!
One thing that would really surprise people to learn about me is: I survived a very rare and near-deadly condition named SJS/TENS that put me in the ICU for 21 days (and I was released less than 4 weeks before my wedding and 6 months before I launched my business).
You can only keep 2 albums in your entire music collection -those albums would be: Anything Celine Dion and Beyonce.
10yr old me thought I’d grow up to be: A paramedic, I think?
Text or phone call: Text
Android or iphone: iPhone without a question
Toilet paper roll – Over or under: Over!!
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