GELATO WORLD TOUR SELECTS SINGAPORE AS FIRST CITY IN ASIA FOR 2015 TOUR
After taking Europe, North America, Middle East and Oceania by storm, the much-anticipated international Gelato World Tour, a celebration of the artisan iced treat enjoyed worldwide as a healthy and mouth-watering food, is coming to Singapore in 2015. This inaugural world-class competition will be the first of its kind to be held in Asia.
The “Formula One of Gelato” will take place from March 20 to 22, 2015 at Marina Bay Sands Convention Centre. The event aims to bring the fine art of gelato making culture to the Singapore and Asia-Pacific countries. Visitors to the Gelato World Tour will enjoy lessons and workshops on the ancient art of making gelato from Italian experts and they will witness the competition involving the final selection of 16 flavours from Singapore and the Asia-Pacific countries. World-class artisan gelato chefs will present their creation and the three winning flavours will join the world’s best flavours from the various competitions held during the 2015-2017 edition of this international tour.
The Singapore’s stage of the Gelato World Tour will certainly will be the coolest championship in town, a treat for both the public and artisans who can also explore the rich history of gelato that dates back thousands of years. Adults and children will be spoilt for choice by the range of gelato available, made fresh and right before their very eyes. Admission to the event will be free for the public.
The event, that has the patronage of the Italian Ministries of Foreign Affairs and Economic Development, is being organized by Carpigiani Gelato University, the most prestigious Gelato School in the world which has thirteen schools in five continents, and the world’s premier expo in artisan food, Sigep-Rimini Expo. The event’s main partners are IFI (the Italian company known worldwide for its gelato display cases) and MEC3 (the leading manufacturer of ingredients for gelato and pastry). The Gelato World Tour will be proud to and has plans to collaborate with local partners and supporters and, as special preview, it will also organize a Gelato Charity Dinner in early March 2015.
Singapore will host an exclusive event that will put gelato in the spotlight, from starters to desserts. Hot and cold combinations, savoury and sweet flavours, a unique fusion between eastern and western culinary masterpieces, Singapore is set to make another new record – it will host the very first gelato dinner organized in Asia. World-class chefs and an instructor of the Carpigiani Gelato University will work together to surprise its guest diners. Proceeds from the Gelato Charity Dinner and the money collected from visitors for the tasting portions at the Gelato World Tour event held at Marina Bay Sands Convention Centre from March 20 to 22, 2015, will go directly to charity.
Gelato chefs with outlets in the Asia/Pacific region (including Australia and New Zealand with the exception of China and Japan) are invited to send in their entries for the 2015 Singapore leg of the competition. Applications for the competition are now open. Details of the competition can be found at www.gelatoworldtour.com.
A judging panel selected by Sigep-Rimini Fiera and Carpigiani Gelato University will choose the top 16 competitors by February 15, 2015.