Stay Inspired in Hong Kong: XTC Gelato’s Story

Ever wondered what it takes to build a brand, have your own business and be your own boss?

Enter Georgie Riley, the lady at the helm of XTC Gelato – Hong Kong’s first gourmet gelateria.

XTC Gelato was founded in 2001 on the simple principle of making all natural, artisan gelato using only the freshest ingredients. Unlike standard ice cream, XTC Gelato is made from scratch right here in Hong Kong. From peeling and washing the fruit, to toasting and grinding the whole nuts, everything is done by hand. This level of integrity has made XTC Gelato into the respected, premium Hong Kong brand it is today. XTC Gelato now has three shops that supply to some of Hong Kong’s top chefs, supermarkets and clubs, and operate a flourishing events business.

We catch up with Georgie over – what else? – scrumptious scoops of seasonally inspired gelati. Georgie, a multitasking wife, mother and businesswoman, is the epitome of a Hong Kong success story. She shares with us her love of the city’s diversity, with people from all walks of life and cultures. She, herself, stays inspired from the instantaneous way this highly networked city works.

Georgie sees everyday as a challenge to grow XTC Gelato. She loves having the buzz of interacting with customers in their shops, the chefs they work with, and the dynamic team that surrounds her.

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James Gannaban