HOT FROM THE OVEN Pre-orders are open now! We'll be baking hot from the oven this Thursday - Sunday, from 8a-1p. We also hold aside at least half of our inventory each day, so if you don't have a pre-order, no problem, just pop on by. Have a pre-order and in a hurry? No problem! Double park downstairs and call us at (619) 289-8358, we'll run your order down to you with a smile. We call it IZOLA DRIVE-BY.
AND IT TAKES THE GOLD!
IZOLA Kvass from the East Village Brewing Company has won the GOLD at the Great American Beer Festival, the biggest beer competition in the U.S.! Congrats to the East Village Brewing Company! IZOLA Kvass was inspired by ancient brews from Ukraine, where pieces of bread were soaked and fermented to create a tasty beverage. They blended in IZOLA Wild Sourdough loaves, and used the wild yeast from our sourdough starter for secondary fermentation. The result is a unique beer with notes of bread crust, caramel, dried cherries, and fig. Available on tap while supplies last! Visit East Village Brewing Company at 201 Park Boulevard.
WELCOME IZOLA'S NEWEST BAKER
Please help us welcome our newest Baker here at IZOLA - Lane! We have thoroughly enjoyed having Lane in the kitchen - from her inquisitive nature to passion for building a community around food, we are so fortunate to have her on the team. If you've ever been curious about joining IZOLA, reach out to Jenny - that's how Lane came to join our team. We didn't have the right position open when she initially reached out, but she and Jenny kept in touch and here she is two months later!
BAKESHOP HAPPENINGS Aside from working with our teams and meeting all of the amazing guests that come through our doors, we've been busy behind the scenes engaging with our local community as we think forward to IZOLA's future. At IZOLA, we serve two things - croissants and sourdough. Pretty simple, right? So we thought! But if you think about how it takes 4 days for a croissant to be made, kind of like an arrow in flight. We are launching that arrow 4 days ahead of service, with pre-orders coming in during that time. We adjust the path of that arrow ever so slightly to ensure the croissant that you ordered is going into the oven at just the right time, so that we can serve it to you hot-from-the-oven. And so behind our croissants and sourdough we are really a tech and process-driven company. And when our processes breakdown, the customer experience suffers and our team suffers. Our team will also serve over 1000 pastries in a 5-hour window, and we are still selling out many days. So how do we scale our processes in our current space to allow us to feed more people? Better process. Enter the whizzes at the Lean Six Sigma Institute. Thanks to a grant from CMTC, (Thank you Amanda!) the LSSI team is partnering with us to identify efficiency improvements to our current systems. Companies like Apple, Amazon, and Bimbo (the largest baking company in the world!) utilize Lean Six Sigma methods. Thanks to Luis and Andrea (below) for digging in with us, we can't wait to implement new and more efficient processes here at IZOLA.
We're also very close to submitting our plans to the city for our new IZOLA Main manufacturing facility and bakeshop in City Heights. Our goal is to create Southern California's first 100% renewable energy-powered manufacturing facility. That's why we've teamed up with SDGE to tap into their knowledge and explore ways we can collectively contribute to San Diego's environmental initiatives and the manufacturing sector.
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IZOLA MUSIC SATURDAY Every Saturday IZOLA hosts live music - come see how diverse and talented our San Diego community is. We post our full musical line-up every Friday night on Instagram - follow us here! Here are a few of the performers that will be at the bakeshop this weekend.