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Learn to make artisan Italian ice cream in the heart of Southern Italy! The Italian Culinary Institute, one of Europe's leading professional chef training schools, is based in the Calabria region of Southern Italy, at the tip of the Italian peninsula just north of Sicily. We provide a wide range of short, intensive, full-immersion culinary arts programs that explore the rich and varied aspects of authentic Italian cuisine for professional chefs, culinary arts instructors & students, serious home cooks, and gelato business professionals.

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Our short and intensive Pastry, Desserts & Gelato making course is designed for chefs, pastry chefs, experienced gelato makers and aspiring shop owners and covers every aspect of real artisan gelato production. The program covers the art of gelato making as well as the parameters necessary for the operation of a gelato business.

• Pastry, Desserts & Gelato: Tradition & Evolution:
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- The most all-inclusive, hands-on pastry and gelato making course in Italy.
- Culinary Certificate Program instructed by the ICI Masters - for Chefs, Pastry Chefs, Bakers, Home Gourmets, Entrepreneurs & Hobbyists.
- Classic & Modern Italian Pastry, Regional Desserts, Baking and Artisan Italian Gelato Program.

This course combines centuries old traditional pastries, modern desserts and artisan Italian gelato during one week of hands-on full immersion. Every student who attends will gain the skills to make a wide range of sweets and become an expert gelato maker. Everyday we taste all of the products we make for an ongoing gustatory analysis which we consider indispensable for the learning process.

Technique is the cornerstone of the course. All the preparations have been chosen to allow participants to not only replicate traditional Italian sweets, but to also innovate upon them and create your own signature delicacies. The program includes the food science to develop your own creations and to eliminate 'recipes' forever!

Alongside a master chef, participants prepare classic and modern pastries, mignon, biscotti, milieu feuilles, mousses, sorbets, gelato, and more. Advanced dessert plating and garnishing techniques including chocolate and sugar work, are also included in this program.

Participants learn the theoretical and biological constants that are indispensable for making perfect gelato. This is followed by the techniques necessary to produce personalized flavors according to taste, client trends, regional availability of raw materials, etc. The course also outlines the parameters necessary for the operation of a gelato business for both single and multi-unit enterprises.

The history of gelato, menu development, pricing, hygiene and safety, storage, distribution, selling techniques, staffing and an in-depth analysis of raw materials are just some of the topics covered throughout the week.

A recipe book for the course is provided to each participant. This recipe book contains techniques enabling participants to reproduce, create and experiment with a myriad of personalized creations.

The program includes accommodation, ground transfers, divine dining, cultural travel, unlimited gelato, and culminates with two Pastry Buffets.

Artisan Italian Gelato Course - Student Review:
“The Intensive Gelato Course at ICI was undoubtedly the best course we took. It was also the only course that was truly independent and unbiased - ICI does not advertise using sponsored ingredients or machines.

Instead, they teach you about everything on the market, and let you decide for yourself what is best for your business. We are really grateful to Chef John and the team at ICI for their continued support and we truly look forward to returning in the near future for more culinary courses!”

- Rony & Davina Utz, Gelaticians - Munich, Germany.

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Address: Loc. Caminia, Copanella, Soverato, Calabria, Italy
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