Pre-orders for the week are open now! Pre-orders for Easter Sunday will open at midnight tonight. We are open our normal hours this week and baking hot-from-the-oven Thursday - Sunday, 8a-1p. If you have a pre-order and can't find a parking spot, no problem! Double park downstairs and call us at (619) 289-8358, we'll run your order down to you. We call it IZOLA DRIVE-BY.
THE END OF AN ERA....AND ANOTHER BEGINS It is incredibly bittersweet for us to write this, but attention OG IZOLA customers...it is our dear friend Spencer's last week here at IZOLA. Spencer was our very first IZOLA team member, but has actually been a part of our family longer than IZOLA has been around. He was originally our photo studio manager and when COVID hit, we asked him, "Hey, you wanna work at a bakery?" and in true Spencer spirit, he said, "Let's do it!" I don't think any of us knew the wild ride that would ensue over the next 3 years. But Spencer manned the original IZOLA window basket, working that climbing rope with speed and dexterity 😂...he helped us as we pushed our first commercial refrigerator up the stairs (and we only broke 1 window!) before we wised up and purchased a forklift...he worked the East Village night market every Thursday night handing out mini croissants to passersby...and he has personally delivered orders to many IZOLA customers' homes just out of the kindness of his heart. As our Front of House lead he has been the team's cheerleader and mentor. And oftentimes he provides us with a good laugh too. His kindness and spirit is contagious and he embodies the true IZOLA spirit with his dedication, hard work, and passion for doing things well. But through all this, we knew Spencer's true passion in life was music. We asked him to share a little bit about his time here and he wrote, “When I confessed to Jeffrey that my passion was in music and not in croissants (shocking, I know!), he told me that he wouldn’t be a good boss if he didn’t try to help me build a platform to chase my dream. I don’t know if I would’ve even tried to make a career in music had it not been for that challenge from him, but here we are, and when I called him to let him know I would be leaving to begin my full-time job as a musician, he met me with a smile and congratulations. Thank you to Jeffrey, Jenny, and all of the amazing team members at Izola, past and present. You’re an integral part of my story and I’ll never forget this place or these people." We are so very proud of the hard work Spencer put in to get to this point....GO BE A ROCKSTAR!!!! If you want to wish him well (and get his autograph before he becomes too famous!), he'll be here through Saturday. And next time you see him...might be on a stage at Coachella! If you'd like to stay in touch with Spencer, you can find him at @spencerplante and @losetheband.
HELP US BUILD THIS BEAUTY ↑ We're looking for a Structural Engineer for our IZOLA Main project. Specifically, someone with commercial experience in steel structures. We are getting so close to submitting our plans to the city for IZOLA Main, our new Dough Innovation Center in City Heights, but first must find the right structural engineer. Are you that special someone? Or do you know of someone who might know someone, please forward this on! Just as we mentioned above - being a part of the IZOLA team is not easy. The project is demanding, we are pushing boundaries. But we are also creating something that's never been done before - come be a part of it! Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
THE UNBURDENED LEADER If you're interested in learning a little bit more about our journey building IZOLA, take a listen to the latest episode of the podcast The Unburdened Leader, hosted by Rebecca Ching. Jenny and I share the challenges that we face as a couple building a business together and what we've learned along the way as we work toward being better leaders for our team.
IZOLA MUSIC SATURDAY Every Saturday IZOLA hosts live music - come see how diverse and talented our San Diego community is! Here are just a few of the folks that will be by. We publish the full schedule every Friday night in our Instagram Story. Head on over there and follow us now!