our roots

Our roots are in Italy, where the 14th Century Renaissance produced an everlasting vision of food, art, architecture, design and beauty in every aspect of life. It was during this period that the contemporary concept of gelato was born.  When Caterina de' Medici married Henry II of France, her personal pastry chefs from Florence brought the secret of Gelato with them, delighting and captivating the French court with the sophisticated frozen dessert.

Our roots are in California, where innovative thinking and fresh minds translate ideas into projects and permeate creativity with love. A place where food is living a modern Renaissance in taste, ingredients and healthy choices to nurture pure happiness.

A biologist, a chemist, a creative writer, a gelato chef, a yoga teacher, a feng shui master, a screenplay editor, a business designer, a food director, a few pilots, a number genius, a techno geek, a surfer, a photographer.
We are a team of creative GelatoLovers who believe in excellence and terrific food design. Nature is our essence, passion our nourishment and love our vitality.
We are here to create a superlative dessert experience.
We believe in a food renaissance.

Paola Richard – President and CEO
Paola has worn many professional hats in her lifetime, from wildlife journalist to information officer and campaign coordinator for national and international organizations—including the UN—to gelato store owner.  

Paola’s previous experience owning and operating Gaia Gelato in Carlsbad, CA was the inspiration for GelatoLove. She saw a need in the food community for a healthier choice of high-quality artisan gelato made with only the best natural ingredients.

GelatoLove combines Paola’s passion for the environment, people, and the delicious food traditions of her native Italy.