Friday, March 21, 2014

Farewell Chef Ron and Helloooo Ashley

With a Psycho Psigh, we sing So Long, Farewell to our Doctor of Donut Derangement.  After inventing some of the world's most creative donutrocities, and creating world-wide donut fame for Donut Guy and himself alike, Chef Ron Levi is returning the the relatively small market segment of "non-donutary" food.   We wish Ron a crazy successful career.  He can usually be found making culinary waves at Calafia CafĂ© in Palo Alto.

There's a new Surgeon General in Town!
Is anyone crazy enough to fill those demented shoes?  Enter Nurse Ashley; or if we may, Psycho Surgeon General Ashley?  Nurse Ashley deserves a serious round of applause (and probably a serious round of drinks too).  

Ashley is a graduate of the International Culinary Center, and joined Psycho Donuts in 2012 as a nurse trainee at Psycho San Jose.  From the day she joined, Ashley was on a mission.  In her care, customers never missed out on a bubble wrap experience and Psycho San Jose literally sparkled at the end of each shift – as she quickly became a role model of Psycho Pspirit. Needless to say, Ashley was quickly promoted to Psycho Psupervisor.  Within a year, she was again promoted to Assistant Store Manager (we really need a psycho title for our ASMs, right? Email us and win a free half dozen Psychos if we use your idea).

The nice thing about a small company is a flat hierarchy. Only 15 promotions later, Ashley was ready to kill for the top spot. There were rumors of death threats... Was Ashley to blame?  Some things remain shrouded in mystery.  We're just saying that Ashley really wanted – and deserved – the craziest job in Silicon Valley.

Congrats on your promotion Ashley!
In between juggling schedules, payroll, staffing, vendors, inventory (and 400 things not covered in her job description), you'll find Ashley currently developing a Bigfoot Donut, something clever for National Donut Day, and even a Spam donut (more on that soon!). 

Despite the never-ending attempts of Donut Guy to preempt Ashley's entire existence, she manages to maintain a thin shred of sanity (well, not really sanity) amidst the Psycho chaos.

So here's a little more about Ashley in her own words.  "...I'm having a hard time thinking of things to write about myself! Um, I'm perpetually pink with my hair and stuff? I'm a huge nerd who enjoys Star Trek, video and board games, and Sailor Moon. Um. Um. Um. I know how to tie a cherry stem with my tongue? I love musicals? I'm an avid blackjack player? I can say the alphabet backwards? I know all the presidents we've ever had, in the correct order?"

You had us at tying a cherry stem with your own tongue...!  Things do not always happen as they should when it comes to careers and companies... but occasionally, the cream rises to the top. We're Psuper proud of you, Ashley!

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

The Bigfoot Show at Psycho Donuts

The Bigfoot Show!
Psycho Donuts Campbell
April 12, 2014 from 10am - 3pm

Kepi Ghoulie, Art friends and Psycho Donuts, in conjunction with the Bigfoot Museum, are planning a special Bigfoot-themed event to raise money for the Bigfoot Museum in Felton CA! Original art, live
Bigfoot's Toe Jam
music, and crazy donut prescriptions will be your reward for attending.  Plus it's the ONLY day you'll be able to buy Bigfoot's Toe Jam (a portion of Toe Jam proceeds will directly benefit The Bigfoot Museum).  Who needs a bear claw when you can eat Bigfoot?  Here's what Jerry Salas at had to say about The Bigfoot Event.

Bigfoot Love
Murphy Adams.  $125
'Donut' miss our special art reception where Psycho customers can meet the artists, and hear live performances of Kepi Ghoulie (of Groovie Ghoulies fame) Dog Party, Dan P., and special guests – live from the Psycho Padded Cell.   The art show will continue at Psycho Campbell through May 12, 2014.  RSVP on our Facebook Event, or just show up!

Bigfoot Likes to Give Piggyback Rides
Jared Konopitski.  $40
Psycho Donuts Campbell is giddy to announce the list of artists participating in the Bigfoot show:

Portrait of Bigfoot
Christine Benjamin.  $125
Bigfoot Enjoying the Day
Jared Konopitski.  $60
Adam Davis, Allie Hartley, Allyson Seconds, Bruce Gossett, Chris Shary, Christine Benjamin, Dan Potthast, Don Vigeant, Donny Foley, Gilbert Armendariz, Greg Attonito, Jared Konopitski, John Stuart Berger, Jonny Edmondson, Julie Okahara, Kepi Ghoulie, Kevin Seconds, Kirsten Quong, Kori Thompson, Lara-Scarlett Bizzotto, Lori Herbst, Lucy Giles, Mario Estioko, Mike Borja, Murphy Adams, Michael Foley, Nicolas Caesar, Ricardo Gonzalez, Shanti Wintergate, Tom Neely, and Woody Miller

A portion of proceeds from Bigfoot donut sales and art sales will directly benefit The Bigfoot Museum.  Special thanks to Christine Benjamin and Kepi Ghoulie!