We had the good fortune of connecting with Jennifer Harry and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Jennifer, can you walk us through the thought-process of starting your business?
I’ve always loved puddings from the time I tasted them. To me, they’re more than just dessert, they are an experience of flavors and textures in your mouth. I got inspired to learn how to make puddings and with several tweaks, I found the best process to make them. I’m always happy for friends and family to taste this amazing dessert, especially when it’s their first time. Making puddings for almost all our family gatherings for several years fueled my passion. This passion inspired me to start House of Pudding during a transition in my life. The goal was to specialize in offering a variety of pudding flavors but, my passion expanded to other desserts like Milk Cakes, Banana Bread, and more. In summary, we’re becoming more than just a house of puddings.What should our readers know about your business?
The decision to start House of Pudding during my life transition was more like a challenge I gave myself. I am proud of myself for believing in the brand enough to start. With little to nothing, I looked at where I was and decided to start with what I had. What sets us apart is commitment to never compromise quality and our passion for great customer service. Though we’ve achieved more than we thought possible with the business, the journey has only begun. There’s always going to be room for growth and improvement. The journey so far has had highlights and lowlights, but, I’ve learned to never lose sight of the bigger picture… satisfying sweet cravings while putting a smile on people’s faces. I’ve also learned to be open minded to ideas beyond our initial vision; it breaks down walls and builds bridges to innovation and success.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 I think of a good time with my best friend, I think of good food and ambience. Chinatownn definitely offers a good time. My favorite spot there is Tiger Den, their ramen noodles are amazing! I also love the City Center which has several spots from hangout areas to fine dining experiences. Sweet Paris, 89° Bakery, Egg Haus, Snooze AM Eatery, etc. I love going out to eat lol. Herman Park is another spot I love, especially the little water ride experience, that’s my favorite.Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?