Jessica Carr is #MadeForKnoxville
Jessica wanted to find a way to connect to her Filipino-American roots, and what better way to do that than by immersing herself deeper into the cuisine? She created her Asian bakery, Girls Gotta Eat Good, and realized she wasn’t the only one getting connected.
The Knoxville community isn’t accustomed to Jessica’s sweet treats, but they’ve been open and eager to branch out and try something new. As Knoxvilllians branch out and Jessica bakes, new tastes and connections are being formed across the community. In the process, Jessica’s small business is able to thrive.
“I’ve been so thankful that the Knoxville community has been open and willing to try new things. I hope I can continue to grow my business and showcase my Filipino heritage through delicious treats.”
In Their Own Words..
My name is Jessica Carr. I am a Filipino-American. I started an Asian bakery this year called Girls Gotta Eat Good. My business specializes in creating Asian baked goods for all to enjoy. I started this adventure because I wanted to connect with my roots and share Filipino sweet treats with the Knoxville community. I got my business license in late September of 2020. I have a full-time job as a marketing specialist in addition to running my business. I sell baked goods via social media and at pop-ups around town.
Starting a business during a pandemic isn’t exactly the easiest thing to do. It has been hard, but I’ve always wanted to share my love for baking with others. My biggest challenge has been trying to introduce new and unique baked goods to the Knoxville community. There are no other Asian bakeries in Knoxville (that I know of). At pop-ups, many people tell me that they’ve never had or heard of anything that I’m selling. I’m been so thankful that the Knoxville community has been open and willing to try new things. I hope I can continue to grow my business and showcase my Filipino heritage through delicious treats.
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