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Taking Gelato on a World Tour

19 Gelato Chefs Compete for Right in the Asian Gelato Cup and World Gelato Cup

(2/14/2018) 19 gelato chefs from across Indonesia gathered in Bali February 9-10, 2018, to compete for the right to represent Indonesia in the Asian Gelato Cup to be held in Singapore April 24-27, 2018, as part of Food&HotelAsia (FHA). In Singapore, 12 countries from across the region will vie for the right to be one of three teams allowed to represent Asia in the World Gelato Cup  to be held in Remini in 2010.

 
The top three finalists from Asia will also be sent on tour in Southeast Asia in a traveling competition to select the 36 best gelato flavors in the world.

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The competition in Bali was organized by Lotus Food Service and held at their hospitality and culinary center in Jimbaran and Caprigiani – the world’s leader in gelato and ice cream making equipment based in Bologna, Italy.
 
The Bali “Indonesia Gelato Challenge” saw 19 chefs from Bali, Surabaya, Bandung, Malang and Jakarta prepare 19 distinct gelato recipes, mostly inspired by local fruits and flavors.
 
Reviewing the entries were a panel of judges comprised of Chef Rahmat Kusnedi, president of the Indonesian Pastry Alliance (IPA); Hendra Oktaviano, director of Passion Magazine; Chef I Made Kona, a well known pastry chef and advisor to IPA; Augyawati Joe, a vice director of the Bali International Polytechnic; and Valentina Righi representing the Gelato World Cup and Accademia Italiana della Cucina.
 
Evaluation of the entries was based on flavor, structure and presentation with consideration for creativity in the use of local taste sensations
 
Among the delicious and unique gelato entries from the Indonesian chefs included:
 
Winning Gelatos
 
Winning honors at the 1st Indonesian Gelato Competition were:
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Giancarlo Timballo, president of the Gelato World Cup, commenting on the Indonesian Gelato Competition said: “Gelato has always been known to be an Italian sweet treat. More than that, it is a healthy dessert that is now growing in demand in Asia. Introducing the Indonesia Gelato Competition her in Bali is the ideal choice as Asian consumers are becoming more discerning and diverse in their health lifestyle choices, and their desire for high-quality food ingredients, even in desserts. We look forward to growing the culture of gelato making in the region.”