Born and raised in Beirut, Lebanon, Nayla Audi has always had a particular infatuation with the world of gastronomy. Naturally, and after completing her degree in Political Science, she embarked on her chosen career in Los Angeles, California. There, and not until the early 90s, she created and distributed chocolate tarts to a diverse new wave of coffee shops and witnessed the emergence of the new food movement in California.
After spending some time in the kitchen of restaurant PATINA in LA, she learned the art of Ice Cream making, which quickly grew, becoming her true passion. Upon returning to Beirut in 1997, Nayla Audi started
her own Ice Cream company and named it OSLO. The brand prides itself on the use of only natural top-grade fruits and ingredients making more than 50 novel flavors of Ice Cream. These range from Rose-Loukoum, Pistachio-Halva and Pomegranate, to Coffee Toffee Crunch, Chocolate Chocolate Chip and Oreo Cookies Ice Creams.
In 2007 Nayla Audi opened MILK in Los Angeles, specializing in desserts and Ice Cream treats like bars, cones and Ice Cream sandwiches. MILK mainly uses produce that is grown locally and boasts a MILK Ice Cream counter showcasing the various goodies that the brand carries.
Nayla Audi’s desire for fine food and eating well, urged her to create OSLOW in 2010, a brand inspired by the Slow food Movement. OSLOW identifies traditional foodstuffs from small Lebanese producers and gives them access to urban markets to encourage their survival.
With the successful sustainability of her brands, Nayla Audi continues to work extensively between Beirut and Los Angeles, after having traveled the world in search for excellence, seeking the best in ingredients and taste.