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Meet Jalise Johnson of InfusedBerries4U in Reseda

Today we’d like to introduce you to Jalise Johnson.

Jalise, let’s start with your story. We’d love to hear how you got started and how the journey has been so far.
Growing up, I always loved the kitchen. I always told myself I would start a business in the food industry of some sort that allowed me to spend more time in the kitchen. Creating different meal ideas is very therapeutic for me. In addition to having a passion for cooking, I am super crafty and I enjoy making desserts and treats. It allows me to see my creative vision come to life.

Back in 2014, I purchased my grandmother some chocolate covered strawberries online for her birthday from a very reliable company. When the strawberries arrived via mail, I was not happy with the presentation of the strawberries. The strawberries looked nothing like what I ordered online and from that moment, this sparked a flame in me. I thought to myself “I could have done this”. Less than 2 weeks later, I made my first batch of chocolate-covered strawberries and at that point, I created InfusedBerries4U

I’ve been dedicated to growing my business since 2014. Using avenues such as: all social media platforms, pop-up shops, expo’s and I am working on shipping products, as well.

Has it been a smooth road?
Not at all! Building a business is not as easy as it looks. My biggest struggle is, finding time in my busy schedule (family, work, school, & don’t forget about sports for my son) to creatively make a special order of strawberries or flavored popcorn. I miss out on sleep, however, the hustle doesn’t stop. My day starts at 6:00 am and doesn’t end until 1:00 am, which that includes doing an order for a customer and/or client.

So let’s switch gears a bit and go into the InfusedBerries4U story. Tell us more about the business.
InfusedBerries4U specializes in Chocolate Covered Treats and Desserts for all occasions. We are most known for our InfusedBerries and our Strawberry Shortcake Cheesecake Cake which is covered in a freshly made Crumble. Customers love the crumble on everything!

I’m very proud of how far I have come. I am self-taught and I specialize in making treats. I am constantly improving my craft by taking classes and creating new treat ideas. I am so blessed to say I am able to find time to do what I love.

My customer service, the quality of my product as well as the presentation! The InfusedBerries4U treats and desserts don’t only look good, they also taste amazing. All orders are custom made and exceed every customer’s expectations. My #1 goal is to keep my customers satisfied, so they can and will happily return.

How do you think the industry will change over the next decade?
I can’t really speak of what I expect that far out in advance, but once business has grown enough and stayed consistent, I want to look into a storefront. However, my next big shift would be shipping my treats. I’m really looking forward to start shipping to other states! I have so many people that inquire about shipping so that’s something that I’m excited to be planning for.

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