Carpigiani and SIGEP - Italian Exhibition Group promote the "CARPIGIANI CHALLENGES" in the United Kingdom, a series of gelato competitions organized by Carpigiani UK that are part of the Gelato Festival World Masters championship.

The next competitions in the United Kingdom are scheduled for:
- November 7, 2024 in London at the Carpigiani Development Kitchen
- November 14, 2024 in Hereford at the Carpigiani UK headquarters

How does a Carpigiani Challenge work?

1 - During the competition day, the gelato artisans brings their own already-pasteurized mix (minimum 6 liters) ready to batch freeze in the kitchen made available by the host, where each gelato maker will use a Carpigiani machine.
2 - Each participant has to fill and decorate a tray for the display case and prepare a polystyrene container for the judges.
3 - After all gelato makers have prepared their flavor, the jury tastes and evaluates them.
4 - The judges evaluate each flavor following these parameters:
a.    Taste - 40% of the final score
b.    Structure - 30% of the final score
c.    Creativity - 20% of the final score
d.    Verbal and aesthetic presentation (in the tray) - 10% of the final score
5 - The awards ceremony takes place in the afternoon when the winning flavors are announced.

The winning gelato makers will go on to the European Final, expected to take place in autumn 2025 (date TBD).

How to send your application?
Write to
T. +44 1432 346018