Ashley Alderfer- Kaufman
Ashley Alderfer-Kaufman is a proud member of the Theatrical Wardrobe Union Local 764, and has been since 2000. She has worked as a dresser on Broadway and at The Metropolitan Opera. Her wardrobe skills have also reached into the fashion, commercial and editorial arenas. Television credits include "Who Wants to be a Millionaire?", "20/20" with Barbara Walters, and "The Today Show". For the past 9 years Ashley has held the position of Wardrobe Supervisor at ABC's television show, "The View".
Van Leeuwen Artisan Ice Cream began in the kitchen of a shared Brooklyn apartment in 2007. In the Spring of 2008, co-founders Ben Van Leeuwen, Pete Van Leeuwen, and Laura O'Neill began selling their ice cream out of a buttery yellow truck on the streets of NYC. They set out to revive the classic American ice cream truck and the art of traditional ice cream making using ingredients perfected by nature, not science. Van Leeuwen Classic and Vegan ice creams are made with just a handful of fresh ingredients, and each flavor is a celebration of some of the world's best artisan producers and farmers both local and from around the world.
All their ice cream is made from scratch in Greenpoint, Brooklyn. The Classic scoops are crafted with nothing more than fresh milk and cream, cane sugar, and egg yolks. The Vegan scoops are made with housemade cashew milk, organic coconut milk, organic extra virgin coconut oil, organic cane sugar, pure cocoa butter, and organic carob bean. In June 2015, they released their first cookbook, "The Van Leeuwen Artisan Ice Cream Cookbook", sharing over 100 vegan and classic recipes along with stories from the past eight years.