A behind-the-scenes visual tour of IZOLA, photographed by our fantastic team. It's a quick peek into the focus and care we put into making our croissants and sourdough for you. With the best-tasting ingredients, through our multi-day process, where even a momentary lapse in attention can have major consequences. It's a hard job, pls show em your love.....a kind word, a hug, or a tip. (We share your tips equally with all team members...justice!) Thank you IZOLA Team!
PRO TIPS How can I get a croissant? Pre-order online or walk in! And speaking of preorders, preorders for this week are open now! Here are some pro-tips: Pre-orders open a week in advance: For example, pre-orders for Thursday open the Friday prior, at midnight. But you don't need to order far in advance: Most of our pre-orders come through in the last day or two and we typically have most everything still available for order. Sometimes even same-day pre orders are available. Almond croissants sell out first, but we're working on increasing our production! In fact, you don't even need to pre-order, just pop on by and we'll have something tasty for ya: We love to see your faces! Our amazing Dojo team continues to find the space for us to offer more product each week. That means we are not selling out like we used to! No pre-order? No problem. 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.
We've Been Cloned! Hold on to your hats because we've got some major news to share: we've been cloned! Yeah, you heard that right! Double the Jeffrey, double the Jenny...uh oh... But in all seriousness, we really want to take a moment to express our heartfelt gratitude to the amazing IZOLA community. You all are simply the best! Your support and love have blown us away. THANK YOU! Now, let's talk about these gifts. Erick and Lupita, we couldn't do what we do with out either of you. Your thoughtfulness just warms our souls and makes us smile. We'll cherish these! If you'd like a clone too or your very own set of hand-crocheted IZOLA baked goodies, just head on over to El Crochet de Paula. Props to Paula for making them by hand...that's some next-level talent right there!
THANK YOU. On behalf of everyone at IZOLA, I wanted to extend our heartfelt gratitude to Assemblymember Tasha Boerner for taking the time to visit IZOLA and present us with this Certificate of Recognition for our impact on the San Diego community. We are truly humbled and deeply appreciative of the honor you have bestowed upon our team. We recognize the hard work and effort you, your team and our elected officials put in to bring about positive change, and we are genuinely grateful for your commitment to our communities. This Certificate of Recognition will hold a special place in our hearts, reminding us of the significance of collaborative efforts between elected officials and community members. Your visit has energized and motivated us to continue striving for progress and making a positive impact in our neighborhoods. Thank you for choosing to recognize our efforts, your encouragement means the world to us!
BEHIND THE SCENES While the updates above may lead you to believe I get to spend my days being lavished with love by our amazing IZOLA community, the reality is that I am currently spending most of my time behind a laptop, with an empty cappuccino cup on my desk, and plans and specs sprawled across my screen as I dive headfirst into the details of our IZOLA Main plans. If I'm not buried in plans, I'm on the phone checking in with our large team of architects, landscape and lighting designers, kitchen consultants, engineers and more. It's a long slog. Why do I do it? Because we want to change the way Americans think about sourdough and croissants, all while scaling up our justice-based mission into more communities here in San Diego and beyond. We have a lofty vision for IZOLA and we're turning to you, our community, to help us get there. We've raised about half of what we'll need to execute on this vision, through both debt and equity, and we have another $3.5M to go! IZOLA is powered by our community. Your dedication to this movement is what allows IZOLA to invest in American Manufacturing, create living wage jobs and expand IZOLA across Southern California. Right now, we’re asking you to make an investment in our capital capital. If you can, chip in here:
Or to learn more, we'll be hosting an online Google Meet this Thursday, August 3rd, at 4p.
*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.
PROJECT MANAGER We had such great success last week when we asked you all for leads to help us with our grant writing, we're looking to the IZOLA community once again - know of a great Project Manager? We're looking for an experienced Project Manager with a background in construction who can manage our Asana projects, proactively follow up with stakeholders and team members to keep us on schedule, review incoming docs to confirm all requests were accurately delivered, and work closely with me to understand my vision to help us execute. Interested? Email Jenny!
CAD DESIGNER We are also looking for someone who would love to be on an call CAD designer to help support our current construction projects. I was so desperate to move this process along, I've taught myself the basics of CAD in the last few months, but it's not enough. Looking for someone that I can call to communicate my changes to and have those changes turned around quickly (I'm talking hours or within the day) so we can keep our teams pushing forward. Interested? Email Jenny!
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's a sneak peak at some of the line up!