Why Ice Cream?
I started making ice cream as a Bebe chef and started using professional equipment the moment I churned my way into the restaurant business. I was lucky to work with amazing chefs here in Minnesota (Amy Carter, Seth Daugherty & Paul Connors who all taught me so much. I came to the head-slapping realization that this was a possible career path when I met the creator of Cookies n' Creme, John Harrison, on the Food Network. He told me I make “perfect ice cream” while I was competing on “King of Cones.” I went on to develop the signature flavors of two local ice cream concepts (Milk Jam, Cookies & Creamery), with flavors such as Black (pictured), Cereal Killers, Thai Tea, and Valhrona Chocolate Swirl to name a few. And most recently, I decided to leave my professional chef career to pursue making what I love...with who I love!