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Chef Elliott is honored to share his technical skills and culinary wisdom of his friends and colleagues: THE DISTINGUISHED AND PHENOMENAL, Owners of LeAnn’s Cheesecakes ‘N More!!!
From 7 PM – 8 PM EST on “Chef Elliott’s Entertaining Solutions”, NEN radio show by calling 718-766-4964 or at http://www.chefelliottentsol.info
When LeAnn and Joseph Jackson married in 2009, they shared an Italian heritage and a love for cooking, including a cookbook passed down through four generations in LeAnn’s family. While LeAnn worked as a preschool teacher she cooked cheesecakes for friends and family, adding her own special taste to her “secret family” recipes. For years, they told her one thing over and over: “You need to start selling these!”
One day the Jacksons attended a luncheon where they heard another couple talk about how they started a successful business after being told the same thing. On the way home, they agreed it was time to take the leap.
“LeAnn quit her job three days after we decided and we were up and running in two weeks. It was a whirlwind,” says Joseph, who put another business on hold to work full-time alongside LeAnn, initially helping find a rental kitchen and getting the required inspections and certifications.
Starting out in October 2014 at community markets,
Fresh concept: Artisan cheesecake slices in a jar — a delicious solution to the messy problem of serving highly perishable cheesecake-to-go, especially in Florida’s heat.
they made whole cheesecakes to sell by the slice — and quickly discovered they had a serious problem.
Le’Anns Cheesecakes ‘N More offers 28 mouth-watering “classic” and “premium” cheesecake flavors, including the “Big New York” topped by a cannoli and locally inspired recipes like “Classic Ybor City” with fresh guava jam. There are another 10 options designed for the gluten-free crowd. Customers can also order a 6-pack or 12-pack, which offer variety with a choice of different slices, along with a discount.