The Gelato Festival Europe, booked to return to London this summer, has partnered with Carpigiani a global leader in ice cream equipment.
Carpigiani will be kitting out the competition stage truck with everything the contestants will need, including large pasteurisation units and state-of-the-art gelato production technology.
At the festival visitors will sample gelato and sorbet, witness top chefs and gelato masters compete, view live demos, and have the chance understand more about the Italian dessert.
“The festival is the only European event to recognise the very best in authentic gelato and the maestro’s that create this wonderful dessert,” said Gabriele Poli, the managing director of the Gelato Festival Europe.
The festival, made up of specially modified trucks, will tour Europe throughout the year, visiting locations including Italy, Poland, Germany and England.
Paul Ingram, managing director at Carpigiani UK said: “We’re delighted to be partnering with the Gelato Festival as it makes a return to our capital. Now in its third year, the event showcases the very best in gelato production from around the country.”
“Carpigiani UK will also be providing support and live demonstrations throughout the event for those looking for advice on producing authentic, artisan gelato for themselves,” he continued.
In addition, Carpigiani has also worked with the organisers of the festival to invite the 16 gelato masters in this year’s competition.
In the competition, contenders, including award-winning chefs and gelato masters, will compete for a place in the grand final in Florence, for the chance to be crowned the 2017 Gelato Festival European Champion.
The event at Old Spitalfields Market, London, will take place between 16th – 18th June 2017.