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Douglas Quint

Biography

Doug Quint is one of the co-founders of Big Gay Ice Cream. Originally a single food truck that was born on an absolute lark, the business now has multiple shops in both New York City and Philadelphia. A few years back Big Gay Ice Cream launched a line of retail pints which are now available on both coasts as well as in Alaska and Hawaii. How crazy is that? With business partner and co-founder Bryan Petroff he is the co-author of Big Gay Ice Cream... READ MORE

Doug Quint is one of the co-founders of Big Gay Ice Cream. Originally a single food truck that was born on an absolute lark, the business now has multiple shops in both New York City and Philadelphia. A few years back Big Gay Ice Cream launched a line of retail pints which are now available on both coasts as well as in Alaska and Hawaii. How crazy is that? With business partner and co-founder Bryan Petroff he is the co-author of Big Gay Ice Cream Book, a weird thing that is a combination of cookbook, comic book, yearbook, and hallucination.

Doug is a native of Pittsfield ME. When he was 17 he ditched high school and moved to NYC to begin working towards his Bachelors Degree in bassoon performance at Manhattan School of Music. After that he received his Masters from Juilliard and began his life as a professional bassoonist. He was quite successful at that and played with groups including the Boston Pops, Orpheus Chamber Orchestra, American Ballet theater and so forth. Big Gay Ice Cream started in 2009 as a fun summer project but by 2012 Doug had put his bassoon in its case and became a full-time ice cream man. He has never looked back.

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