VIDEO: “5 Tasty Questions with Chef Jake Godby”
Jake has worked in some of San Francisco’s top restaurants as pastry chef; Boulevard, Coi, Fifth Floor and Zuni. However he is best known as the chef behind San Francisco’s most loved ice cream brand and my personal fave – “Humphry Slocumbe.”
The name Humphry Slocumbe was inspired by two characters in one of Britain’s biggest TV exports “Are You Being Served” and the characters Mr. Humphries and Mrs. Slocumbe. The show produced in the 70’s and 80’s still plays here in the Bay Area on PBS stations KQED AND KTEH.
“I have always felt artistically inspired by food. I have never been afraid to take chances and push the boundaries of what people expect from food, whether it be sweet or savory items.”
– Chef Jake Godby
The ice cream flavors at the two HS stores on 24th street in the Mission and in the Ferry building change weekly. Some of my favorites include; bacon, cheese and corn, and then the fun flavors when Jake’s good sense of humor shines through; Elvis – the fat years, Jesus Juice Sorbet and Government cheese. The most recent member of the HS family is the all new BEACH BLANKET BABYLON 40TH anniversary flavor. It is rather yummy and is inspired by the BBB show – the longest running theatre show in America.
Jake and I met, melting ice cream in cones in hand, under blue skies recently for our Foodie Chap chat. Discover why Jake loves the TV show “Are You Being Served” and what inspires his inventive and amusing creations.
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