We had the good fortune of connecting with Sacha Granger and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Sacha, can you walk us through the thought-process of starting your business?
Cheesecake de Granger was created through a simple challenge over 10 years ago. Initially, we were receiving requests from friends and family members to bake whole cheesecakes, but then my partner at that time suggested that we create a smaller alternative to the whole cheesecake. Most people in California are very health conscious, so it seemed like a great idea for portion control with such a decadent dessert. We worked tirelessly with various oven temperatures, baking times, and endless recipes changes until we perfected our cheesecake cupcakes.
Can you give our readers an introduction to your business? Maybe you can share a bit about what you do and what sets you apart from others?
Cheesecake de Granger is actually an online bakery that delivers over 65 flavors of cheesecake throughout Los Angeles. What sets us apart from other cheesecake companies is the size of our dessert. Most companies offer traditional whole cheesecakes in various diameters, but our specialty is cheesecake cupcakes. We offer 2 sizes: your standard cupcake size and a bite size. Our flavors are also pivots to our success. We offer maple syrup and bacon, peanut butter and jelly, pineapple, and key lime cheesecake cupcakes.
Being in business is never easy, but there is a difference doing what you absolutely love for your financial stability. When you absolutely adore what you do, it’s never truly considered “work”. There are times when we are completely overwhelmed managing orders, followed by consecutive sleepless nights; however, all the stress is alleviated once we receive the glowing reviews from our customers. THAT is why we continue to thrive in this business. Although we have baked hundreds of thousands of cheesecake cupcakes, we are still thrilled to hear the rave reviews about our flavors. That constantly motivates us.
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.
When my family visits Los Angeles, it is mandatory that we drive along the coast to see the majestic views of the ocean side. The landscape views are breathtaking, and sometimes we have to just pull over to take it all in and reflect on life. I do not have a favorite restaurant, but I definitely love the different cultures of food here. My family knows that Indian, Jamaican and Mexican are among my favorite types of cuisine, and we will try it all! There are also amazing museums to visit here in LA. The Shoutout series is all about recognizing that our success and where we are in life is at least somewhat thanks to the efforts, support, mentorship, love and encouragement of others. So is there someone that you want to dedicate your shoutout to?
We would like to dedicate this shout out to our unrelenting supporters! Our supporters order from us repeatedly, and that is a testament to our product and exceptional customer service. We have been absolutely grateful for the support we have received during this time with COVID. THANK YOU!
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