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The ICCA - Carpigiani Gelato University (CGU) Dubai Artisan Gelato Base Program teaches the theoretical & practical concepts along with the science of balancing ingredients to produce a wide variety of authentic and superior-quality artisan gelato.
Course Overview & Plan
The ICCA – Carpigiani Gelato University (CGU) Dubai Artisan Gelato Base Program is designed for the aspiring gelato entrepreneurs having no knowledge or experience in gelato.
More than just a basic gelato-making class, this program teaches theoretical & practical concepts along with the science of balancing the ingredients right to produce a wide variety of authentic and superior-quality Artisan Gelato.
This intensive program helps one acquire the necessary knowledge, skills and confidence to set up their own gelateria.
Qualification & Outcome
Upon successful completion of the program, one will be awarded with the following –
1. ICCA Dubai and Carpigiani Gelato University, Italy – Certificate in Gelato Base Training.
The program is delivered over five (5) days from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM in a set module of theory classes and hands-on practical training.
All equipment, ingredients, protective gear and stewarding support provided for, along with a Standard Recipe Cards for all classes.
Fees & Payment
|Gelato Base Week Program||6,000||1,667|
|Total Inclusive of VAT||6,300||1,806|
Fees may be paid in AED / USD by Cash, Cheque, Credit / Debit Cards, by Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT) or through the Secured Payment Gateway provided in this website to ICCA Dubai, as convenient and applicable.
Credit Card Installment Plan
You also have the convenience to pay through a pre-approved credit card installment plan if you hold a credit card from any of the following banks in the UAE –
We also encourage you to speak to one of our admission coordinators to discuss the program, seat availability, admission requirements and payment of fees.
The core team here consists of Chef Instructors who are highly motivated, dedicated and with a keen eye for detail to ensure quality delivery.
ICCA Dubai stays true to its mission and remains committed to providing the opportunity for its students to realize their dreams through applied knowledge, and the hands-on approach here ensures that our students are given personalized attention to help achieve their very best.
The laurels and achievements of our students are a testimony to our team’s absolute commitment.
Chef Instructor - Baking & Patisserie
Chef Instructor - Hot & Cold Kitchen
HOD & Chef Instructor - Baking & Patisserie
Sally Handoko is a popular name in the Dubai culinary industry. She started her career in the Four Seasons in Indonesia and edged into the pastry kitchen. From a very young age itself, Sally was fond of baking cakes and it was only natural for her to choose baking over cooking. Her passion for learning more and her love for world-class patisserie led her ways to Dubai after working in Indonesia for a few years. In Dubai, Sally worked with JW Marriot, Fairmont and The Conrad before her current position with ICCA Dubai as a Pastry Chef Instructor. She left the kitchen at the peak of her career as an Executive Pastry Chef to pursue her long term interest in teaching. Despite her successful position in the kitchen hierarchy, Sally always wanted to develop her career as a culinary instructor so that she could share knowledge and inspire the next round of professionals in the field.
Sergio’s culinary career began early on, inspired by his parents and their love & respect for quality & traditions, leading him to take up on culinary arts as his career path. After graduating from HTA School of Culinary Arts, South Africa, Sergio started his culinary journey at the Michelangelo Hotels under the guidance of the celebrity chef, Andrew Atkinson, the Executive Chef of the property. He developed and extended his skills there to all the outlets of the hotel, enabling him to be a part of a new opening team of The Fairway Hotel and Spa. Spotting immense talent in him, he was soon promoted to the position of Sou Chef under Chef Jean – Pierre Siegenthaler, in which he continued pleasing the palates of the hotel’s most exclusive clients. In 2012, Sergio was given the opportunity to be the Senior Sou Chef at a well-known catering company in South Africa, where he was soon promoted to the position of Executive Chef. Apart from all these achievements, with his hard work and dedication, he also owned 33% of the business at the age of 28. During this period, he launched many International brands in the culinary business, catered for celebrities and participated in events for the president of South Africa on several occasions. He has also been featured on TV shows and Radio programs promoting the love for food. Outside his catering business, Sergio worked closely with a company called Mess, which provided soup kitchens around the Johannesburg, feeding the homeless. A cause close to his heart; cooking, comfort and care allow him to channel his culinary expertise for the aid of those in need. Sergio always wanted to give back to the industry that gave him all that he has dreamt of, and that’s why decided to teach and joined the ICCA Dubai as a Chef Instructor to share his knowledge with the future of the culinary industry.
Developing a strong affinity towards cooking at a very young age made Vrushali do her Bachelor’s in Hotel Management from IHM Goa, in order to pursue her passion to have a career in the world of culinary. Her dedication and commitment to excel have made her a name in the Culinary Fraternity in the UAE. Vrushali’s Professional career started with the Jumeirah Hotels & Resorts, spotting immense talent in her which got her the opportunity to be a part of the pre-opening team at the prestigious Madinat Jumeirah Hotel in 2004. She has taken challenges and opportunities as they came, moving from Jumeirah Group to Dusit Thani and then to The Palace Downtown, where she worked as the Head Pastry Chef for over 7 years making the hotel a popular F&B offering in Dubai. After years of industry experience, she embarked on the teaching path and joined ICCA Dubai to share her knowledge with the aspiring young chefs. Later on, she also became a certified Gelato Trainer by Carpigiani Gelato University, along with being a Patisserie Instructor at ICCA. In her journey as a Pastry Chef, she has traveled to Switzerland, Malaysia and Italy for work and training purposes with world-class master chefs.
This program is specially designed for the aspiring Gelato entrepreneurs having no knowledge or experience in Gelato.
This program does not guarantee a work placement.
Established in 2005, ICCA Dubai redefines the way in which professional and personal culinary learning is delivered across the region.
Top 10 Worldwide
Featured amongst the Top 10 Culinary Institutes in the World and awarded the ‘Recognition of Quality Culinary Education’ by the World Association of Chefs Societies (WorldChefs), a global authority on Food Standards.
100% Work Placement
The Professional Programs assure a career start in the Hospitality & Restaurant Industry. ICCA Dubai maintains a track record of 100% Internships & Work Placements for its students and has serviced over 86% of the Hospitality brands in the UAE.
Cutting Edge Training
The Academic Faculty at ICCA Dubai is City & Guilds certified and share their rich industry experience & expertise in providing customised professional culinary learning through a specially tailored curriculum extensively supported by an online Learning Management System (LMS).
ICCA Dubai has won several awards, including the prestigious –
amongst several others for its innovative initiatives, quality learning experience and continued excellence in the region.
ICCA Dubai prides itself in providing a truly world-class purpose built culinary learning facility strategically located in the world’s first Education Free Zone – Dubai Knowledge Park, UAE.
The design is conceptualized to give you a feel of harmony, balance, identity with an absolute attention to detail, taking you to an all new world of culinary education…
ICCA Dubai facility has won the following Middle East Commercial Interior Design Awards –
ICCA Dubai culinary programs are of a high academic standard and provide customised professional culinary learning through a specially tailored curriculum extensively supported by an online Learning Management System (LMS).
The focus is on hands-on outcome based practical learning as well as theoretical & professional training, that enables you to seamlessly integrate, effectively deliver and excel.
The programs are intensive and the course training delivered simulates a hands-on industry work environment.
ICCA Dubai’s staff provides language assistance in multiple languages, as and when required, offering complete academic support and counseling.
Yes, upon successful completion of the program you will be awarded an ICCA Dubai & Carpigiani Gelato University Italy Certification, and a formal Certificate of Completion attested by the Knowledge and Human Development Authority (KHDA), Ministry of Education, Government of Dubai, UAE.
No, sponsorship and provision of Visa is not provided for this program.
No, accommodation / hostel support is not provided for this program.
No, airport pick-up services is not provided for this program.
For details on the fees of the program, kindly view the ‘Fees & Payment’ section above.
Payments can be made to ICCA Dubai through any of the following methods:
Online Payment – Through the secured payment gateway provided in the website.
Telegraphic Transfer – Transfer of fees from overseas bank account to ICCA Dubai’s bank account.
Beneficiary : International Centre for Culinary Arts FZ LLC
Bank Name : Abu Dhabi Commercial Bank (ADCB)
Branch & Address : Al Ittihad Branch, Emaar Business Park Bldg. #2,
Sheik Zayed Road, Dubai UAE
SWIFT Code : ADCBAEAA
For Local or AED Transfer
A/C No. / IBAN No. : AE92 0030 0101 7308 9369 001
Credit Card Authority – Payment by either Visa, Mastercard, Diners Club or Bankcard.
Bank Draft or Banker’s Cheque – Please make Cheques / Drafts payable to ‘International Centre for Culinary Arts FZ LLC’.
Cash – Direct cash payment can be made at the front office desk.
Yes. As soon as you pay your tuition fees, they are held in a bank account administered by ICCA Dubai and they are not accessed until you begin your course.
Yes, instalment plans are available to residents of the UAE. Kindly enquire at the admissions office for details.
Instalment plans are not available for overseas students (International Admissions).
Yes, the following are the minimum entry requirements for the program –
English Language – You are required to have working proficiency of the English language, as it is the medium of instruction.
Minimum Education – None.
Minimum Age – 16 years and above.
The following are ways to apply for the program –
There are set intake dates through the year and you can refer to them by clicking the ‘Apply Now’ button below.
Yes, ICCA Dubai has procedures & policies that are made available at the time of admission.
The ICCA Dubai is located at First Floor, Block 8, Dubai Knowledge Park, Dubai, UAE.
Telephone: +971 4 457 8811
Fax: +971 4 457 8822
Email: [email protected]
Nearest Metro Station: Red Line – Dubai Internet City Station 1 (Two Seasons Hotel / formerly Gloria Hotel)
(Feeder Bus from Metro Station – Bus Nos. 85 or 83)
Nearest Bus Stop: Dubai Knowledge Village Main Gate
(Bus stop is located opposite Block 8)
Driving Directions: Refer Location Map, on the ‘Contact Us’ Page.
Vehicle Parking: Convenient Parking available adjacent to Block 8.
Dubai has a sub tropical and arid climate; sunny blue skies and high temperatures may be expected most of the year and rainfall is infrequent and irregular, falling mainly in the winter.
Temperatures range from a low of around 10 degrees Celsius in winter to a high of 48 degrees Celsius in the summer. The mean daily maximum is 24 degrees Celsius in January, rising to 42 degrees Celsius in August.
No matter what your hobbies, likes and interests are, you are sure to discover lots of things to see and do in Dubai. We urge all our students to go out and explore.
While the cost of living will depend on your lifestyle, students usually need around AED 1,500/- per month to cover basic personal expenditures as accommodation, breakfast and lunch are provided in the package offered.
There are several medical centres near ICCA Dubai and the hostel accommodation facility. If you do not find what you are looking for, please do not hesitate to contact us.
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Block 8 Dubai Knowledge Park
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