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...Another amazing round of testing from the IZOLA Core Team: Chef Lidia, Chef Lane, Chef Joseph!... killin' it. This week we worked on refining our version of the classic jambon croissant and the team attempted to change how I feel about mushrooms.....and they succeeded! Mmmm, that smell is so fine. But alas, I'm still working on Jenny with the anchovy radish sourdough..haha.


As we do at IZOLA, we test by changing one thing at a time - this week, that included testing more kalbi beef for our bibimbap croissant; in this case, more was not better! It overpowered the house-made Bibimbap sauce, beet microgreens, and mini cukes.


It was also super fun to welcome two of our winners from the Instagram contest. Having Chaz, Kari and their guests at our chef's table was our week's highlight and reminded us how much we MISS having you all at the bakery! We cannot wait to welcome you back in soon - more news in the coming weeks on that...🤞




With our smaller IZOLA Core team, it's more than a team effort to make sure our IZOLA leaven stays happy and fed! Last week it got to spend the weekend in Joshua Tree as our dedicated Chef Joseph tended to it. IZOLA Wild Sourdough now has the essence of the desert...and is even more wild!



This Valentine's Day marks Jenny's parent's 50th wedding anniversary...what a beautiful thing. The fam got together to celebrate recently and the day was filled with fellowship and lots (and lots) of eating! Gathering around good food is a passion of the entire Chen family...Lunch at Artifact and bakery hopping to Hinar (Hi Berivan and Ceko!) and ASA (Hi Masaki and Ayaka!). Delicious! We tried going to IZOLA as the third leg on our bakery hop, but alas, we are still closed 😉.


 As we approach Valentine's Day, I wanted to take a minute to talk At IZOLA we hold space for love in all its forms: no matter where you are from, what you look like, orientation, economic status, gender or race, you are welcome.

Celebrating the love of a couple who has been going strong for 50 years pulls it all into sharp focus for me.




Our equity raise closes in less than 3 weeks! If you've been curious about investing, have questions about how to join IZOLA on our journey. Let's talk! This Saturday, February 17th at 10a PST for a super fun, casual Google Meet.


We'll share with you why we chose to raise funds through an equity raise, how we plan to grow IZOLA's distribution and scale our justice-based mission.

If you're not able to make the call, we'll hold one additional call before our February 29th close. Or you can see a past recording of an IZOLA Future Conversation here.


*Please only invest an amount you would feel comfortable losing. Investing in private businesses involves risk. Though potential returns are designed to reflect that risk, there is a possibility that you will lose your entire investment.



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