We had the good fortune of connecting with Alexandra De Queiroz and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Alexandra, can you walk us through the thought-process of starting your business?
My Italian heritage inspired my passion for the vulture and making gelato with the fundamentals of Italian tradition. This furthered my aspiration to bring the experience to the United States. Creating my business provided the part of my life that was missing.Being a stag at home mom meant my children were my priority then. Now I’m able to enjoy my grown children and have indulged in my dream of owning my own business

Alright, so for those in our community who might not be familiar with your business, can you tell us more?
The reactions we see in our customers when they try our gelato is most rewarding, specially when they are able to notice the difference between our artisanal dessert and others like it. A large obstacle we faced in the process of opening our store was the Covid 19 pandemic. While many other locations struggled, our store is a first-time business In the middle of a global pandemic. Despite our obstacles, my store has been able to flourish. I am not a business women but a woman who was able to create a business through hard work and perseverance. I want my store and my product to represent the love and care that has gone into the entire process of making my dream a reality.

Let’s say your best friend was visiting the area and you wanted to show them the best time ever. Where would you take them? Give us a little itinerary – say it was a week long trip, where would you eat, drink, visit, hang out, etc.
San Diego is a very beautiful city. The coastal attractions and it’s abundance in diversity and culture is well worth putting on display for all that visit. La Jolla and Mission beach are a few of the hidden gems that I enjoy sharing with many of my friends and family.

Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
My husband’s unconditional support allowed for my dreams to become a reality.

Website: www.cordigelato.com

Instagram: @cordigelato

Facebook: Cor di gelato

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