Top Apparel & Coats
SmartBuy|TK Professional Member
Karen has worked at restaurants since she was a teenager. As a runner, waitress, hostess, and then manager, she excelled at every front of house position. She worked at several open kitchen establishments and her favorite task as a manager was selecting and designing the apparel program for the chefs and wait staff.
Whenever Karen went to other restaurants she took note of many things, but always checked out what the team was wearing. Karen spoke to her contact at a chef apparel company she orders from, and they suggested she sell their products to other restaurants because she “totally gets it”.
Karen talked to as many people in the hospitality apparel and chef coat business she could. Eventually she was told about the SmartBuy|TK program. Karen signed up and built an online demo store filled with apparel in the colors and styles she loves. With confidence in how she could supply and deliver the goods, Karen went and closed 6 accounts in 6 weeks.
Karen is now in the uniform business.
Member: SmartBuy|TK Professional
Company: Top Apparel & Coats
Example Customers: Le Chic Bistro, Susan’s Catering Service, Regent Motels
NOTE: All company and customer names changed to protect member privacy.