With a lifetime passion for ice cream, San Diego resident Daniel Szpak co-founded Hammond’s Gourmet Ice Cream in North Park in 2014.

Having sold his share in the company, but not losing his passion, Daniel created Scoop San Diego in 2019 to celebrate everyone’s love of ice cream as a catalyst for social change. This year, he chose Monarch School as the beneficiary to support educating homeless youth in San Diego.

Inspired to make a difference, Daniel is fulfilling his dream of bringing the best local ice cream and gelato shops together in one place for San Diego’s first ever ice cream festival.