Prior to buying Gotta Have S’more, Annalisa Mastroianni Johnson ran and continues to run Annie’s Edibles, a top gourmet meal delivery and catering service popular with entertainment and technology businesses in Hollywood and Silicon Beach. She also owns and manages her own commercial kitchen where she leases space to other culinary entrepreneurs.
Annalisa found herself doing what she loves quite by accident. A personal trainer, impressed with Annalisa’s culinary skills, recommended that she get into the business of specialty meal preparation and home delivery. Eventually, word of her customized meal service, driven by her mastery of specialty cooking and healthy eating principles, spread to others in need.
Through the years, Annalisa has shared her gospel of good food to a growing list of clients that include Robert Dinero, Cher, Forest Whitaker, Alyson Hannigan, Mathew McConaughey, Darren Star, Kristin Davis, Sarah Michelle Gellar, Stevie Nicks, Dana Delany, Andre 3000 and Queen Latifah.
In 2014 a tenant at her kitchen decided to sell Gotta Have S’more and since Annalisa had been a strong supporter of the company all along, purchasing the business made perfect sense. Annalisa felt the s’more itself was a dessert that was so classic, so Americana, that she wanted to take the business a step further. In the first two years under Annalisa’s management, Gotta Have S’more, was re-branded in packaging while keeping the popular recipe intact and adding more seasonal flavors and designs. Annalisa believes that this, while consistently offering great customer service, will make Gotta Have S’more a competitive brand in confectionery products.
Apart from making excellent food, Annalisa has always had a very giving nature and wanted to offer opportunities for career growth to individuals who grew up in the foster system. She became affiliated with the organization Foster Nation to help train foster kids who have aged out of the system and teach them how to cook and use that skill to gain employment. Annalisa believes that if you can cook, you can have a job for a lifetime.
Annalisa knows the work and dedication required to help a business grow, and Gotta Have S’more was just another avenue for her to flourish as an entrepreneur and have fun at the same time. She believes Gotta Have S’more was created to give people a dessert they can truly enjoy.
These unique little treats are the perfect gift for the foodie in your life; you can come by the kitchen and pick up a dozen or you can find Gotta Have S’more on our website or through any of the following food delivery services: Amazon Fresh, Postmates, Door Dash and Uber Eats.