At Plum, we’re reimagining nutrition from the very first bite and using business as a force for good. But we’re also parents and husbands and sisters and snackers and storytellers and Green Bay Packers fanatics (ok, that’s just one of us) who like to bring our dogs to work sometimes. And we’d love for you to get to know us a little better.
Meet Jen Chu, the senior brand manager of our toddler business. Learn more about how she works to bring Plum’s tot products to retailers nationwide – and why Just Mangos is the perfect addition to homemade kombucha.
Current city/living set up:
I live in the East Bay – in the Grand Lake district of Oakland. I just moved there recently with my boyfriend, and am having so much fun exploring the area!
Life outside of work:
I’m a huge foodie, so I’m constantly making lists of new recipes I want to make and restaurants that I want to check out. Since I haven’t been in my neighborhood for too long, I’m still in the midst of exploring. I try a new restaurant every week from my list – it’s a great way to get to know my new home.
Favorite Plum product?
Just Mangos taste amazing, and the puree is the perfect flavoring for the kombucha I’m currently making!
Favorite office snack?
I love toast with avocado or boiled eggs to start my morning.
What do you do at Plum?
I’m the senior brand manager for tots. From developing the innovation behind tots products to the creative packaging and marketing to get it to retailers, I have my hand in all parts of bringing Plum tots products to life.
What’s the best thing about working here?
It’s great being able to work with people that are driven, smart, but also don’t take themselves too seriously. I think it’s hard to find that combination of people who are all passionate about their work, but with similar senses of humor. We’re in it together and united around our shared passion for food and tackling the hard-hitting issues within the food system. My colleagues make coming to work so fun and I’m so happy to be on their team.
How does your love of food factor into your role?
Plum is part of such an interesting industry and centers on one of the most impactful phases in a person’s life! When you think about it, food is intrinsic to how we care for one another, especially for a baby. It makes me so happy when my friend’s little ones enjoy Plum food, I feel personally invested in making sure they’re eating the best food from their first bites.