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Selections in Europe for the Gelato World Cup, now the Italian team at Sigep Gelato d’oro

The selections of gelato makers and pastry chefs of the Italian team for the sweetest competition ever: the Gelato World Cup, which returns to Rimini in 2024, will take place at the Italian Exhibition Group Sigep from 13 to 16 March 2022.

Gelato d’oro returns to Sigep 2022, the selection of gelato makers and pastry chefs who will enter the Italian team that will have to compete for one of the 12 places available at the 10th Gelato World Cup, the Gelato World Cup, which will return to Rimini in 2024.

The novelty, in the sweetest international competition ever, is the European championship which will have its first edition in 2023 and which will be a real “preliminary phase” of the teams made up, each, of a master gelato maker and a master pastry and chocolatier.

Therefore, the automatic participation “by right” ends and a new competition phase begins, marked by the selection of the Italian team, in collaboration with the Club Italia of the Gelato World Cup, the “preliminary” phase during the Gelato European Cup and, finally, the participation in the World Cup. The selection of pastry chefs in the Gelato Arena is set for January 23th next with two competition tests: the artistic piece in crunchy and a chocolate ice cream cake. The selection of the Gelato d’oro the professionists will instead take place in the semifinals, on 24th and March, with two competition tests – the “mystery cream” and the “mystery fruit” – and the final on March, with the creation of a single portion in glass and a gourmet gelato.

«The novelty of the European Cup – explains Giancarlo Timballo, president of the Gelato World Cup – joins the other two intercontinental selections. The fourth edition of the Latin American Cup to be held in Buenos Aires in June 2022 and the Asian Cup, in its second edition, scheduled for October 2022 in Singapore. To these will be added one in the USA. The Gelato European Cup will make the selections more severe and professional, with teams at the height of a world competition. The teams will also have a year and a half to train and refine their technique. The passage in this preliminary phase will be the test bench that leads to excellence “.

“A new beginning for a new organization – comments Flavia Morelli, Group Exhibition Manager of the Food & Beverage Division of IEG – which kicks off the” road to “that will lead us to Sigep 2024, in which the Gelato World Cup will be contested again, one of the key moments of this which is indeed a competition, but also one of the highest level training moments of Sigep ».

Meanwhile, national selections are taking place in Europe to access the European Championship next year. Spain has already made the selection, France and Poland are finalising the final preparations for the national eliminations.

Important agreement between Conpait and the Gelato World Cup

Conpait. The Confederation of Italian Confectioners and Gelato World Cup, known also as Coppa del Mondo della Gelateria, have signed a collaboration agreement in recent days for the promotion of all the events of the Gelato World Cup. Giancarlo Timballo, legal representative of Gelato e Cultura srl, and the president Angelo Musolino have decided to combine passion and professionalism. “Promotion aimed at all events relating to the Gelato World Cup and the events connected to it becomes essential to enhance the excellence of traditional Italian artisan gelato and school”, both assure. The agreement provides for “contributing to the development of the professionalism of the professions of taste and to promote friendship and collaboration between peoples”. The Gelato World Cup is a biennial event that involves professionals from the Gelato, Pastry, Chocolate and Ice Sculpture industries from all over the world, offering them a unique opportunity for discussion and professional stimulation. Thanks to the vast media visibility, it gives international resonance to the new trends in the artisanal gelato sector. “The Competition is organised and managed with seriousness, professionalism and fairness towards the competing nations and can boast the participation of a World Honorary Committee made up of the leading representatives of Gelato in the world”, reads the dedicated website. The historic headquarters and partner of CMG is Sigep, the Rimini Fiera International Exhibition of Artisan Gelato, Pastry and Bakery and Coffee.
The international event will take place in January 2024 and until then will see the national selections in various countries around the world and the European selection in 2023.
“Our commitment goes in the common direction of enhancing the excellence of Made in Italy. Together with all the professionals in the sector, we believe that cooperation can further grow the business. We are therefore more than satisfied with the agreement for the Gelato World Cup and we believe that unity of purpose between the parties is fundamental “.