Hallie graduated from Yale College in 2015 where she ran a catering company in collaboration with the Yale Farm. After graduation, she co-founded a meal delivery app for home-cooked meals by a community of local chefs in New York City called Umi Kitchen. In 2017, she decided to take a different kind of active role in the community as a Team Leader for Americorps City Year at an elementary school in the South Bronx.
During her time with Americorps, she began selling Tripla Panna ice cream every Monday at a local cafe near the elementary school where she was teaching, and the ice cream built a loyal following. Hallie then spent 5 months working in kitchens and gelaterias in Rome and she is now back in New York to open Caffè Panna - an Italian inspired coffee bar and ice cream counter selling Tripla Panna ice cream.
Caffè Panna’s grand opening last month has been met with great enthusiasm and highlighted through a variety of media networks, including Gothamist, NBC New York, and the New York Times. Featuring new flavors daily - apple sorbet, pumpkin espresso, and banana bread pudding along with a regular menu with more traditional options - Caffè Panna offers a unique experience in the ice cream industry from someone who has a passion for both the business and the product.
Caffè Panna is located at 77 Irving Place, New York, NY 10003.