Hackney Gelato was established in 2015 by two former chefs, Enrico Pavoncelli and Sam Newman, who met whilst working at the renowned Michelin-starred Locanda Locatelli. After spending a summer in Italy learning from masters of the craft, premium ice-cream brand Hackney Gelato was born.

The business started with pop-up stands at East London food markets before expanding into top London restaurants at the request of local chefs.
The brand has quickly become a leading supplier to high-end London restaurants, as well as selling on Ocado and in a number of independent retail outlets.

Date of investment January 2020
Cost of investment £2,700,000
% of ownership 35%
Latest valuation of Pembroke investment £2,800,000

We’re proud to do things properly. Good ingredients, finely tuned recipes and classic Italian slow-churning techniques. It’s how ice cream should be made.
Sam Newman and Enrico Pavoncelli
Hackney Gelato Founders

Leading supplier
to high-end London restaurants