Name: Jennagloria (Jenna) Pacheco
Business: Sweet Glori's Dessert Company
Location: Bloomfield, New Jersey
Specialty: Vegan, allergy-friendly decorative desserts with gluten-free options
The problem your business solves: Although there are many dessert products and companies on the market catering to individuals with dietary needs, most lack taste and presentation. We are dedicated to satisfying the needs of those affected by food restrictions by providing desserts that are rich in flavor and appealing to the eye.
What makes your business unique: Our products are free of any preservatives and chemicals, taste amazing and fulfill the needs of those who cannot eat everything.
How you got your start: I was born with severe food allergies. When I was growing up, there were not many desserts I that could eat, so I started to created my own by substituting ingredients in recipes. While I was unemployed years later, I took a cake decorating course to keep me occupied and I really loved it. Shortly after, I started competing in baking contests and making desserts for friends and family. From there my business emerged.
One piece of advice you have for other food entrepreneurs: Get help. There are many organizations that will help teach you how to start and grow your business.
What you wish you had known before you started your business: I wish that I had taken things slow. Sweet Glori’s Dessert Company is my second food-related business. My first business failed because I jumped in without planning. This time, I am making sure that I have everything in place before launching in Spring 2018.
What you’re most proud of about your business: I am most proud that we are doing something that can really impact those who struggle with dietary needs. I remember never being able to eat a piece of cake at friend's birthday party when I was a kid. Now, it brings me joy to see a child with food allergies enjoying a piece of Sweet Glori’s birthday cake.
What’s yummy about being a food entrepreneur: I love the freedom and the ability to do what I love.
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