Ginger Elizabeth Hahn has been working with chocolate and pastry professionally for her entire adult life. Her journey started in the kitchens of her mother and grandmother and led her to the Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park, New York where she graduated at the top of her class. She has studied with respected professionals from Santa Barbara to New York and Chicago. She returned to her native Northern California having reflected on the experience and knowledge she had gained and began to develop and distill her own distinct style which is imbued with impeccable craftsmanship and technique, memorably pronounced flavors, and a touch of playfulness and femininity.
At 25, Ginger Elizabeth started her first company—a wholesale venture selling chocolate bonbons—with just a credit card as financing for the operation. Her drive and determination led her, 3 years later, to take a leap of faith and open her retail boutique on a premier block in Sacramento’s trendy Midtown neighborhood. Today, her eponymous boutique is a neighborhood landmark and foodie destination with frequent lines down the street.
Ginger Elizabeth lives in rural Davis with her husband and business partner Tom and their 3 children. Tom brings both business experience as a cum laude graduate of USC’s Marshall School of Business and fine dining experience from time spent at The French Laundry and Manresa restaurants. As a family, they enjoy cooking and baking together, entertaining, and traveling.
“I have had a great relationship with Pacific Gourmet for many years. I can always find exactly what I’m looking for, and the customer service is second to none.” – Ginger Elizabeth Hahn