IN TOKYO, THE WORLD’S FIRST “GELATO PASTRY UNIVERSITY”
A unique training program whose mission is to develop new ways to fuse traditional Italian gelato and high-level pastry.
Structured to perform as a laboratory of ideas focused on high quality, Gelato Pastry University offers participants a high-level curriculum, employing part of the world-renowned Carpigiani Gelato University’s methods and objectives.
The school has been designed to meet the needs of professionals looking to expand their training, with the aim of developing new and creative product lines.
There are four different types of courses. Each course lasts 6 hours and focuses on:
- Basic gelato making
- Gelato cakes
- French and Italian style mignon pastry
- Pastry shop business
The headquarters is located at the Carpigiani Japan premises. Carpigiani has chosen Japan as it is a country where the art of pastry has reached maximum levels of perfection and innovation. The challenge is to develop a new segment of pastry that features the culture of artisan gelato.
Alessandro Racca – internationally renowned gelato and pastry chef who followed his parents’ footsteps and became the youngest winner of the “Gelato Gold Medal” in 1985 – leads the teaching team. Shigekatsu Kimura and Hiroyuki Emori, among the most renowned Japanese pastry chefs, are part of the talented team.
Mr. Andrea Cocchi, Managing Director of Carpigiani Group. “We chose Tokyo as the headquarters of the school to stress out the fact that Japan is the most advanced country in the world, besides France, for the pastry field, and one of the most receptive towards innovation and fusion of different food cultures. The brand new Gelato Pastry University comes as a natural evolution of our mission in spreading the culture of gelato around the world, a step towards new paths by proposing a unique training program, whose mission is to combine the best traditions of Italian gelato and Japanese pastry. We are confident that the Japanese chefs will be receptive in following us in this new challenge and we will be happy and proud to support them by providing high-quality courses. In our view, the next step would be making Japan become the international avant-garde of the gelato and pastry culture, gathering students from all over the world. We are ready for the start of a new Gelato Pastry era!” The courses at the Gelato Pastry University are run by professional chefs who are already successfully involved in the gelato business”, says Mr. Lorenzo Scrimizzi, President of Carpigiani Japan. “And this is very important because the objectives we want to achieve through this school are the following ones: to create a laboratory of ideas, to propose various business models, to promote the use of professional equipment in the workshop as a tool to increase productivity, quality and safety of the final product”.
Gelato Pastry Seminar by the Italian Team, Gold Medalist “Coupe du Monde “
Carpigiani Gelato Pastry University has invited the defending world champion, the Italian team from 2015 edition of “Coupe de Monde de la Patisserie” for special seminar. It is a unique opportunity to learn the innovations in the product category of Gelato Pastry from top class pastry chefs.
When: October 6th, 7th, 2016 10.00 am – 5.00 pm
Instructors: Emmanuele Forcone, Francesco Boccia, Fabrizio Donatone
Where: Japan Pastry College 2-24-21 Kaminoge, Setagaya-ku, Tokyo Japan
Price: 18.000 yen (including lunch)
To sign up, download the from: CPGU Enrollment Sheet