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Helen Yung

Helen Yung is the co-founder of Sweet Republic, an award winning artisan ice cream company that has been featured on the Food Network, and named among the top ice cream shops in the country by Bon Appetit Magazine and USA Today. Since 2008, Sweet Republic has grown to three locations in the Valley and is distributed at Whole Foods Markets and fine dining establishments throughout Phoenix and Tucson.

Helen is the creative culinary force behind Sweet Republic, combining her formal culinary and patisserie training from Le Cordon Bleu in Sydney, Australia, with her global palate cultivated from travels to over 25 countries on 4 continents. Prior to embarking on her culinary career, Helen was an investment banker at Citigroup’s New York, London and Tokyo offices. Helen received her B.Sc. in Economics from The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.