We introduced you to Amployees of our kitchen crew last week and this week we are sharing seven other faces of our dynamic kitchen team. We want to let you have a glimpse of the many faces and personalities of the folks that work hard to create the smoothest, most playful and richly packed ice cream flavors you've had the joy of indulging on. We'll be featuring each one of our Ample kitchen crew on our Instagram feed as well.
Parlo maintains a sense of calm at all times. He may be involved in multiple tasks which all need to be done with urgency but he never breaks a sweat. Maybe that has to do with his musical background which informs his rhythmic movements throughout the kitchen. His favorite flavor to make is Snap, Mallow, Pop! as he layers the krispie clusters in waves and can actually see these waves through the tub once complete. His favorite flavor to eat is Cotton Candy.
Strong, focused, dedicated, hard working and jovial are accurate descriptors for Jazmin. She started as an intern with us and is now one of our most experienced chefs. She holds her own while also bringing light and laughter to a male dominant kitchen. She has a trifecta of favorite flavors and calls it her take on a neapolitan. Dark Chocolate, Snap, Mallow, Pop!. and Strawberries & Cream. Her favorite flavor to churn is Pistachio Squared.
Adam has been working in the kitchen almost as long as Christian has. He and Christian and Brian worked hard in one of the smallest spaces possible. Our Vanderbilt kitchen was a mere 175 square ft. Maybe that's why Adam is so good at ducking in and out of tight corners today. You can find Adam running from freezer to freezer, making sure we have enough of everything and always looking for space. He plays a mean game of frozen Tetris with three gallon tubs being his blocks. His favorite flavor is the currently retired Bananamon (banana cinnamon ice cream with housemade vanilla wafers). His favorite flavor to make is Vanilla Bean.
Jeerson has worked in many kitchens over the years. You know this simply by watching him. He gets the way you dance around each other, joke and laugh while continuing to be productive and staying on top of what's next. His favorite confection to make is Ooey Gooey and his favorite flavor is Cotton Candy.
Daniel is one of the kitchens most versatile people. He chops, bakes and cleans and assists in whatever way he can be helpful. He's both pleasant and accommodating. His favorite flavor is Strawberries & Cream and his favorite thing to make are Salted Crack cookies.
Gabriel has the ability to play kitchen Jenga with superb skill. He cannot only stack tubs and pots and pans sky high but he can remove the pan that sits in the middle of the stack while keeping every single item in place. Gabriel's favorite flavor is Lemon Sky and his favorite kitchen task is chopping-doesn't matter what.
Chris started working with us just a year after we opened in our Vanderbilt shop. Back then space was so tight we had to create an overnight shift. Chris was our guy. He worked with us for over a year and then decided to go back home for a few years until he realized how much he missed us. Ok, well maybe he just missed Brooklyn but we'd like to think it's all about us. His favorite creation was a flavor he created for Breaking Bad, called The Heisenberry. His favorite flavor is Cookie Au Lait.
........ make sure to check in next week for the remainder of our stellar kitchen staff!