Meet the married Amployees who moved out West to open our Los Feliz scoop shop, Katie and Jake! Transforming this bungalow into our first West Coast scoop shop was no small undertaking (especially from 2,800 miles away), so we knew we needed passionate Amployees to lead the charge. And there’s no one we trust more than Katie and Jake. This hard-working couple always goes above and beyond.
When Jake proposed to Katie, we changed the name of our flavor “I Wanna Marry This!”....
...to “I’m Gonna Marry This!”.
Katie’s been part of the Ample Hills family for six and a half years—for reference, Ample Hills has only been open for seven! Katie is featured in our cookbook, has helped name flavors and even coined the phrase, “scoopin’ is a lifestyle.” Katie is our Los Feliz General Manager, where she’s been instrumental in building our newest scoop shop from the ground up. With her endless drive, high standards and excellent sense of humor, Katie has been integral to our success since the very beginning. Her favorite flavor is Cookie Au Lait.
For the flavor sign for Katie’s favorite flavor, Cookie Au Lait, we drew Katie!
Jake has been with us for four years and is our Training Director! Taking inspiration from Zingerman’s revolutionary program Zingtrain, Jake developed our Amployee training program from scratch. A true ice cream fan, he once won an ice cream eating contest by consuming four and a half pints in just eight minutes—and with a tasting spoon, no less! He’s also a total movie buff. Jake’s favorite flavor is a tie between Ooey Gooey Butter Cake and Strawberries & Cream.
It’s hard to find the words to really say how much Katie and Jake have done for us, and how much we appreciate them, so we’ll keep it simple. Thank you, Jake and Katie. We couldn’t do it without you. When you visit our Los Feliz scoop shop, thank them for us.