As a family company, with the heritage of four generations of making ice cream cones, we are passionate about ice cream excellence and we like to share that with those starting an ice cream business. We like to take a personal approach with our customers, which is backed up by our bespoke ice cream training facility – the Antonelli Gelato Academy, which is the only one of its kind in the UK purpose built for ice cream training courses. As a company, we are dedicated to supporting our customers, whether you are starting an ice cream or gelato business or well established in the market. We have a full time National Technical Manager to answer your technical questions as well as provide ice cream training courses at the Academy and across the UK on your premises if required.
With over 100 years in the business, we are now the only UK manufacturer of all types of ice cream cone, as well as the sole UK distributor for Italian company MEC3 (who make world-leading flavours and ingredients). This makes Antonelli unique in the industry. As pioneers in the UK ice cream market, the Antonelli name is well known and respected amongst wholesalers, ice cream manufacturers and parlour owners alike. Twice our company has been approached by the BBC resulting in our factory featuring on the Great British Bake Off as well as the Cbeebies programme ‘Do You Know?’
If you wish to find out more about Antonelli and read our story see our main website.
“All the courses I have attended have been brilliant; the team at Antonelli is so passionate about making gelato. It is worth taking a course for someone in the business who wants to step up.” Sam, Leicestershire
“The perfect introduction to ice cream/gelato operations, covering all key bases to formulate decision to invest in set up.“Andrew, Somerset
“After recently starting up a new gelateria, it was great to develop an understanding further and build my recipes so that I can expand my business.” Phil, Lancashire
This course focuses on how to introduce alcohol into your cabinet. Whilst this always sounds like an exciting prospect, it is important to get the balance just right so the delicate flavours are not overpowered and the science of freezing...
Date: 3 October 2019
This one day seminar covers all elements of what needs to be considered and planned to start an ice cream business on a farm. There will be a demonstration of how machinery is used to make a typical farm ice...
Date: 14 October 2019
Four day event starting 4th November, featuring guest chefs from around the world. Our MasterClass sessions for the last couple of years have been a resounding success. Our Masterclass courses provide an opportunity to look into the finer detail of...
Date: 4 November 2019
Sales & Technical Director
Mark and his brother David are the 4th generation of Antonellis to manage the family business. Mark has a wealth of knowledge and expertise in making and selling ice cream and gelato. Mark provides specialist training and technical direction at the Antonelli Gelato Academy and with customers across the UK.
National Technical Manager
Jonny leads the ice cream training courses and provides ongoing technical support to customers across the UK, both at the Antonelli Gelato Academy and on customers premises.
Customer Services Manager
Gabbie manages all the course bookings (such as the gelato training courses and ice cream training courses) and liaises with customers. Gabbie will also provide you with advice on logistics if required.