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

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

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


Ice Cream Training Courses

Artisan Gelato with Alcohol – adding alcohol & the science of freezing

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

Cow to Cone – making more from your farm milk – Oct 19

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

Master Class Week 1 (invitation only – four day event)

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

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, both at the Antonelli Gelato Academy and on customers premises.

Gabbie Ryder

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.

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