Yashica McKinney is the owner of Desserts Out The Jar. Yashica’s uplifting success story began as a paid hobby for a second income that grew into a wildly popular product and profitable business. Launched out of her home in November of 2014 and sold her dessert jars out of the trunk of her car. The business grew and in 2016 moved into a commercial and kitchen and office. She has been featured locally on numerous television and radio shows, displaying and selling her delicious desserts in the local malls, including Saint Louis Galleria and Saint Clair Square.
Yashica earned a BS in Health Education from Southern Illinois University in Edwardsville, Il. She also serves as a mentor in the Saint Louis Public Schools and encourages students to follow their dream of becoming an entrepreneur. Yashica has also partnered with SLATE, a local employment agency with whom she mentors and provides on-the-job training to 19-24 year old first-time employees.
"I am enjoying the journey so much that I am in no rush for the destination"
Yashica is a:
* Director on the board of Inventors Association of St. Louis
* Ferguson 1000
Yashica is the recipient of the:
SCORE Outstanding Manufacture Award
* East St. Louis Initiative "Pitch Competition"
* Impact Odyssey "Perfect Pitch Contest"
Click below to view the interview with Show Me STL host Jasmine W
Click below to view Desserts Out the Jar on the National Inventors Association STL
Click below to view Dessert Out The Jar blog for STL Public Library
• All of my supportive customers
• Larry Hughes
• Eric Roberson
• Inventors Association of STL
• Ferguson 1000
• Fox 2 News
• Praise 99.5
• KSTL Jubilee
• Old School 95.5