We had the good fortune of connecting with Corrie Sharp & Jennifer Tom and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Corrie Sharp & Jennifer Tom, what role has risk played in your life or career?
Starting your own business is about taking a number of risks that expose you to others’ opinions. It creates a feeling of vulnerability that can be very uncomfortable because you’re sharing something you care deeply about with the community and there is always a level of uncertainty about how people will respond. We like to think about taking risks as the opportunity to be brave. It’s an act of hope. If it pays off, the rewards far outweigh the fear. If it doesn’t pay off, you have the opportunity to try something else and start a new adventure.
Alright, so for those in our community who might not be familiar with your business, can you tell us more?
Bubby Goober’s is a wife and wife team with more than 40 years of combined experience in the restaurant industry in all areas from dishwasher and busser to public relations executive and training/development director. After so many years working in restaurants, we decided it was time to create something of our own, so we now specialize in hand-held, freeform pastries like regular and gluten free friendly pies and vegan galettes made using organic, non-GMO and local ingredients. We source ingredients as close to our doorstep as possible, so when people take a bite of our pastries, they are tasting not only what Bubby Goober’s has created, but what the community has produced and created as well. We think our attention to detail and our dedication to using the best ingredients we can find are some of the things that set us apart from others.
Additionally, Bubby Goober’s is based on love — our love of food, of sharing what makes us happy and our love for each other. We’re sharing who we are in an authentic way. We believe that’s the only way to be and it’s why we’re able to successfully live out our dreams.
If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
We would take a few days to go camping to places like Steamboat Springs and Great Sand Dunes National Park where we could surf the dunes and we’d have to check out Turquoise Lake in Buena Vista. We’d absolutely have to take them to a show at Red Rocks and stay at the nearby Origin Hotel. Back in the city, we would take them through a brewery tour. One of our favorite places in the city is Stem Ciders RiNo Taproom! We’d hit some of our favorite restaurants like El Five because of its unparalleled views and amazing food, or Uchi, as well as Ace Eat Serve. Who wouldn’t love soup dumplings and a great game of ping pong all under one roof! No trip would be complete without a stroll through Cheeseman Park and a sunset picnic while we’re there.
Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
We want to give a shoutout to our mentor and friend, Michelle Garcia, as well as all of our friends, family and loyal customers (our Goobers) who have supported us since the very beginning.