Chris and his family moved to the Okanagan in Oct 2017 from rural Alberta. Having owned and operated a food truck in Alberta, he wanted to own one again in the Okanagan.
He was enthusiastic to bring Gelato to Naramata, and set out to Italy to learn how. He wanted to make sure that he was bringing the best possible product and knew that the only way was to study from the masters themselves.
Navigating the region, Chris is still learning about the different varieties of fruits that are available and trying them all to see which offer the best Gelato. So far he hasn’t gone wrong with any of them.
When not making Gelato you will find Chris hanging out with his family, playing with the dog, or at a fire call with the Naramata Fire Department.
Adrienne has a diverse background in Recreation and municipal work. She greatly enjoys interacting with customers and talking about the community. Adrienne provides a bulk of the behind the scene’s work such as marketing, financials, and management of the day to day operations.
Adrienne enjoys assisting Chris with prepping the ingredients for the Gelato and learning about the great flavours in the Okanagan.
When not helping with Gelato you will find Adrienne helping with a variety of local not for profit groups such as the Naramata Parks and Recreation Commission, Discover Naramata, the Naramata Faire. As well, you will find her on the ice playing Hockey with the IceWiners or hanging out with the family and pup.
The word Chabendo is a mix of all of our first names:
Chris, Adrienne, Benjamin, Dominic
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