Today, many foodpreneurs are showing interest in opening Gelaterias either as a part of their existing business or as a standalone business. To become a successful Gelatiere, one needs to learn the art of making gelato, the authentic way.

Carpigiani Gelato University – Bologna, Italy is one such place where you learn gelato-making like a traditional Italian artisan. In fact, it is recognised as the most prestigious gelato school in the world and produces the most number of Gelato Entrepreneurs world over!

Coming to the Middle East, ICCA Dubai is the official international partner campus of Carpigiani Gelato University and delivers the complete curricula in its state of the art Gelato training facility.

The ICCA – Carpigiani Gelato University (ICCA - CGU) offers an intense five-day Gelato program that comprises both theory and practical learning.

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The highly intensive classes are aimed to teach the basic theoretical and practical concepts necessary to produce superior Gelato.

The students enrolling in the course acquire sufficient knowledge and confidence to set-up their very own Gelato business with a wide range of Classic Gelato Cream & Fruit Flavors and Tastes.

All the Equipment, Ingredients, Protective Gear and Course Materials are provided for the duration of the course.


This program is designed for the aspiring Gelato entrepreneur who has no knowledge or experience in the business. The objective of these classes is to teach the basic theoretical and practical concepts necessary to produce superior quality Artisan Gelato.

The ICCA Carpigiani Gelato University - Gelato Base Program


Course Plan & Subjects

  • Gelato - What is it?
  • Raw Materials
  • Production Cycle, Machines & Equipment
  • Development and Calculation of the Four Bases
  • Base Production
  • Milk-based Flavours: Neutral, Fat, Sugar Pastes
  • Water-based Flavours: Sorbets
  • Fruit Balancing: Flavouring
  • Milk-based Fruit Flavours
  • Yoghurt Gelato
  • Storage and Sale
  • Base Diversification
  • Mixes
  • Production of Sauces
  • Stracciatella
  • Complex Compositions
  • Artisan Gelato Espresso
  • Single Portion Frozen Delights
  • Gelato Cakes

Class Delivery & Fees Structure

The program is delivered in 5 days (40 hours) comprising of 25 hours of theory and 15 hours of practical experience.

Classes conducted from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM, on regular pre-scheduled dates through the year.

ICCA Gelato Base Program Fees

Accreditation & Recognitions

It goes without say that an educational institute is primarily evaluated from its Accreditation & Recognitions.



The ICCA – CGU (Carpigiani University) Dubai, delivers the complete Gelato Curriculum accredited by The Carpigiani Gelato University, Italy.

City & Guilds London

The ICCA Dubai has both an Approved and Accredited Centre status from the City & Guilds, London. Established in 1878, City & Guilds is the World’s largest Vocational Education Awarding Body & certifies over 1.3 Million students annually around the globe and helps increase value proposition and competitiveness within the global market.

City & Guilds qualifications are a global benchmark for vocational excellence, integrity & quality assessment and come along with the City & Guilds Europass Certificate Supplement.

City & Guilds Accreditation is recognized as a sign of quality in over a 100 countries around the world!

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The ICCA Dubai has been 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.

The “Recognition of Quality Culinary Education” award seeks to recognize the training and education that meet or exceeds the Culinary Standards Education established by WorldChefs.

The WorldChefs recognition provides a competitive advantage and assures employers of a candidate’s Quality Culinary Education.

  • KHDA Licensed Institute

All Programs delivered at The ICCA are recognized by The Knowledge and Human Development Authority (KHDA), Ministry of Education, Government of Dubai.

The ICCA - CGU Gelato Base Program is a great platform for the aspiring Gelato entrepreneurs to get together their knowledge about the product and the business. It includes creating plentiful flavours of gelatos, learning how to achieve the perfect taste and texture, the do’s and don’ts in gelato making, technical details, knowing the chemistry and mathematics involved in the process and much more. The program also gives an insight into the hygiene practices, Gelateria interior design and the economic feasibility of the business.

If you are an aspiring gelato entrepreneur in the Middle East or anywhere near, the ICCA - Carpigiani Gelato University Dubai is your go-to place to learn everything about gelato in all its authenticity from the Masters themselves!