Women Making it Work in Confectionary

Women Making It Work in Confectionary | Blondies Kitchen | Dorothy Perkins

Meet Chelsie and Kristelle from Blondies Kitchen, two tiny women with a big passion for all things sweet. Here’s how they’re making their dreams come true…

Blondies Kitchen is the collaboration of two professionally trained chefs who love to invent and test recipes to keep them on trend. Their instagram features the most mouth-watering concoctions of unicorn cakes, pancake stacks and of course their speciality cookies. Want to know what happens when you follow your dreams? Read on…

Q: WHAT DO YOU DO?

We run the world (lol joke). We run a bespoke food brand business. In October we launched our first milk and cookie bar in Old Street Station (and the first in the UK). We also cater private events – both sweet and savoury.

Q: HOW DID YOU END UP DOING WHAT YOU’RE DOING?

We started catering on the side together to earn some extra cash and bang…here we are. The concept of milk and cookies was our brain child and comes from our love of all things sweet. We saw a gap in the market and decided to take it on!

Patience is a virtue. No one ever became a millionaire overnight. Eat the damn cookie!

Q: TALK US THROUGH A TYPICAL WORKING DAY

The day starts at around 8am with one large coffee for Kristelle and a milky tea for Chelsie. Usually, we regroup and work out priorities for the day. Then it’s into the kitchen for Kristelle and Chelsie is off dealing with the admin side of things (snore). We get loads of private orders through daily so a lot of our time is spent baking to fulfil them quickly. We spend the day tag teaming between baking and deliveries to ensure everything runs smoothly and our customer’s are happy.

In between baking and deliveries, we’re planning events for private clients which can be anything from a birthday brunch to a desert bar for a dinner party. We’re also now working on our next pop up bar, developing recipes and preparing to launch in Selfridges food hall on 1 May.

I believe in unicorns 🦄#turorialesvideos #video #wow #beautiful #love #foodpic #foodporn #billingtonssugar

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Q: BEST PIECE OF ADVICE YOU EVER GOT?

A mentor once said to us, ‘Take in everything, listen and learn. Don’t ever make a decision straight away’. We repeat this mantra in our heads daily and it’s definitely helped us.

Q: BEST PIECE OF ADVICE YOU’VE EVER GIVEN?

Patience is a virtue. No one ever became a millionaire overnight. Eat the damn cookie!

Q: WHAT WOULD YOU WEAR TO A JOB INTERVIEW?

We love black – it’s a fail safe for both of us. We always wear black jeans or trousers and a casual (but chic) shirt. You can’t go wrong with a pair of  heeled boots too.

Kristelle – I love to inject colour into my outfits with a bright bag.

We spend the day tag teaming between baking and deliveries to ensure everything runs smoothly and our customer’s are happy.

Q: WHEN AND WHERE DO YOU COME UP WITH YOUR BEST IDEAS?

Kristelle – I come up with my most genius ideas when I’m in the bath, fully relaxed, with a glass of wine and the candles lit.

Chelsie– My brain never stops. I keep myself up at night worrying about problems – but that is where I usually solve them too!

Q: WHAT’S ONE HABIT YOU WISH YOU COULD BREAK?

Eating all the stock!

A mentor once said to us, ‘Take in everything, listen and learn. Don’t ever make a decision straight away’.

Q: MOST MEMORABLE CAREER MOMENT SO FAR?

In the first week of our pop up in Old Street station we ran out of cookies by 2pm – that’s 700 cookies in 6 hours. We were still taking orders until we realised we’d sold out and just looked at each other thinking WOW! That was when we knew our cookies must taste good.

Q: WHAT’S YOUR WORK UNIFORM?

Black and pink obvs (stay on brand)

Q: WHAT’S THE BEST COMPLIMENT YOU’VE EVER GOTTEN?

Our cookies taste better than sex

Q: WHAT’S THE MOST EXCITING THING IN LIFE RIGHT NOW?

Going into Selfridges Food Hall on May 1 – our dreams are coming true!

Feeling inspired? Yeah… me too! Now they say dress for the job you want so head over to our workwear collection to find a new work wardrobe that befits the career you’re vying for.

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Alice - Assistant Editor

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