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Building a Brand to Design More Stylish Looks for Cooks: An Evening with Tilit co-founder and CEO, Jenny Goodman


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The NYU Stern Food & Wine Alumni Group invites you to join us on Tuesday, February 8th for a conversation between Jenny Goodman (MBA ’16), co-founder and CEO of Tilit, and Professor Jeff Carr, Clinical Professor of Marketing and Entrepreneurship.  
Jenny and her husband, Alex, a seasoned chef, started Tilit after recognizing an unmet need for stylish and functional workwear in the hospitality industry. Today, their NYC-based company is highly regarded by top chefs (check out the Tom Colicchio apron collab!) and home cooks alike for creating thoughtfully designed, fashion forward apparel and uniforms. In this chat, we'll learn about Jenny's journey from a part-time entrepreneur and MBA student to a full-time CEO and hear how she continues to apply advice and learnings from her Stern education.

Have you ever wondered what it takes to start a restaurant? Well, Tilit also hosts a podcast, “Opening Soon”, where they capture the "behind the scenes” stories of chefs and restaurateurs in the midst of opening restaurants. 

We look forward to having you for what will surely be a fun and inspiring time.

More on Tilit
We know kitchen workwear from the inside out. On a mission to help people look better and cook better since 2012. We are a family run business born from a seasoned chef’s need for more stylish and functional workwear. We started small with just 2 aprons, a shirt and a pair of pants and have since evolved into a full blown kitchen fashion brand. Tilit is redefining workwear for chefs and home cooks from the kitchen to the street.

More on Jenny Goodman (MBA ‘16)
Jenny Goodman is the co-founder and CEO of Tilit NYC, the fashion forward workwear brand for the culinary and hospitality industry. Before Co-Founding Tilit in 2012, Jenny had a successful career in the pharmaceutical industry, opened a restaurant called Goods in Brooklyn, and earned an MBA from NYU Stern. Jenny is also the co-host of Opening Soon on Heritage Radio Network, a podcast all about the business of starting a restaurant. Socials: @jennymcgoody, @tilitnyc, @weareopeningsoon

More on Professor Jeff Carr
Jeffrey A. Carr has been on the faculty of the New York University Stern School of Business for 23 years where he teaches marketing, competitive strategy and entrepreneurship in the MBA, EMBA and undergraduate programs. In 1998 he was selected for the Stern/Citibank Teacher of the Year Award, received the NYU Stern Teaching Excellence Award in 2011 and was named the Stern Faculty of the Year in 2012. From 2007-2012 Professor Carr was the Executive Director of the NYU Stern Berkley Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation which offers one-on- one mentoring and coaching to NYU student, alumni and faculty entrepreneurs through the Venture Mentor Network along with other services for the start-up community. He is the Director of the NYU Stern Fashion & Luxury Lab, the central hub of academic and co-curricular activities in the fashion and luxury space, building and growing connections between students, faculty and the fashion and luxury industries.