Island Gelato recently entered 15 flavours into the Ice Cream and Gelato Awards. After winning 13 medals, we spoke to Hannah Clarke, the Kitchen Manager.

Clarke was born and raised in Auckland, living in Point Chevalier, where her parents encouraged her and her brother to play as many ports as they could. This was when Clarke became known for making a cake for every tournament or birthday.

“I quickly became the go-to person when a cake was needed for someone’s birthday.”

Her Nana taught her most cherished baking lessons, which fuelled the creative foodie fire within. Attending schools that didn’t require a uniform meant the first one she ever put on was the chef whites at AUT. She studied for a Diploma of Patisserie at AUT, which was absolute dream come true.

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