As experts in ice cream training & gelato training, we invest, inspire & innovate to help those starting an ice cream business

Why Antonelli is the ‘go to’ for ice cream training courses and gelato training…

Antonelli is a family company, with the heritage of four generations of making ice cream cones. As pioneers in the UK ice cream market, we are passionate about ice cream excellence.  The Antonelli team like to share their passion about ice cream with those starting an ice cream business.  We take a personal approach with our customers, offering support from set up to established businesses.  Our bespoke gelato training and ice cream training facility – the Antonelli Gelato Academy is the only one of its kind in the UK, purpose built for ice cream training courses and gelato training courses.

***During the current situation relating to COVID-19, Antonelli is following general commercial advice for social distancing.  Only authorised employees may visit our bakery.  During the summer we were pleased to be able to resume our One 2 One ice cream training sessions with enhanced hygiene and protection measures at our Gelato Academy.  Due to increased restrictions we are currently unable to run any face to face courses.

However we are pleased to announce that if you are starting an ice cream business you can now access our monthly So You Want to Make Gelato online courses, which you can read more about in our blog. For standard courses please do register your interest for when we can resume courses in the future. You can also keep up with what we are doing behind the scenes through our blogs, Gelato Jonny or follow us on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram.  If you need to talk to us about a particular product or delivery please call Customer Services on 0161 789 4485***

Starting an ice cream business or looking to fine tune your skills with specialist gelato 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. Our full time National Technical Manager is on hand to answer your technical questions. We provide ice cream training courses and gelato training at the Antonelli Gelato Academy or on your premises across the UK if so desired.

Antonelli in the UK ice cream industry

With over 100 years in the business, we are now the only UK manufacturer of all types of ice cream cone. Antonelli has exclusive partnerships with leading Italian flavours and ingredients manufacturers. We also have our own GELPRO range which is created by Italians but designed specifically for the UK market. This makes Antonelli unique in the industry.  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. Our factory has featured on the ‘Great British Bake Off ‘ as well as the CBeebies programme ‘Do You Know?’  If you would like to see these clips and find out more see the BBC blogs on our main website.

If you wish to find out more about Antonelli and read our full 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

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Ice Cream Training Courses

ONLINE So You Want to Make Gelato (SYWTMG)

Our SYWTMG face to face sessions have been very popular over the last few years.  As we are unable to hold these currently due to the restrictions relating to Covid-19 we have reworked this course to provide you with online...

Date: First Monday of the Month

So You Want to Make Vegan Gelato – keep up with consumer trends

Special dietary requests are no longer few and far between, they are part of every day life, as the public have become more aware of the food they are consuming and the impact on either their bodies or the environment. ...

Date: TBC

Secrets about Sugars – which sugars and how much to use

Sugar is a much discussed topic in the media and has obvious links to diabetes and obesity. Sugars have three main functions in ice creams: Sweetness, antifreeze and flavour influence. But which sugars, there are so many and how much?...

Date: TBC

Our Team

Mark Antonelli

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.

Jonnathan Ireland

National Technical Manager

Jonny leads the ice cream training courses and provides ongoing technical support to customers across the UK.  Also known as ‘Gelato Jonny’, he is a regular contributor to the ICA’s monthly Ice Cream Magazine.  If you are not a member of the ICA and have not seen the Ice Cream Magazine you can read his articles here.  Keep checking back for the latest Gelato Jonny blog.

Gary Brooks

National Sales & Customer Services Manager

Gary manages all the course bookings, liaises with customers and oversees Customer Services, who will also provide you with advice on logistics if required. As National Sales Manager Gary works with our Business Relationship Managers to support our customers nationwide.

Josef Boni

Commercial Director & Technical Manager Scotland & Ireland

Based in Scotland, Josef works alongside Mark, Jonny and Gary on product development and  customer support.  A well known figure in the industry, Josef has many years of hands on experience in making gelato. He also has access to labs in Scotland providing technical support to customers alongside machinery manufacturers.

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