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Former hotel exec chef takes on catering equipment post

Joe Yates, trainer, demonstrator and development chef

Carpigiani has strengthened its UK team with the appointment of Joe Yates as trainer, demonstrator and development chef.

With over two decades of experience across the food industry, ranging from executive head chef and development chef for organisations such as DeVere Hotels and The Nirvana Spa at Berkshire, Mr Yates also steered his own business for six years when running The Reef, a community restaurant that launched in 2000.

Scott Duncan, sales director at Carpigiani, said that bringing the experienced chef into the business was already creating some great momentum.

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“Joe is a fantastic addition to the team and he has started working on some new ideas that we have in the pipeline for 2019. He will also be heading up the Carpigiani UK Gelato University which offers various courses for anyone interested in finding out more about adding gelato or ice cream into their business.”

Carpigiani offers a wide range of ice cream and gelato-making equipment, and is continually developing new gelato and premium soft serve ice cream concepts.

Mr Yates said: “We have fabulous equipment, it’s the best in the world, and combining this with my passions for food and ingredient trends, we are going to create some amazing things. Gelato, premium soft serve ice cream and delicious pastry are universally popular and our aim is to take our love of these products to everyone and demonstrate how every meal and every occasion can benefit from a Carpigiani product.”

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