Gelato and ice cream equipment manufacturer Carpigiani UK has appointed Joe Yates to the role of trainer, demonstrator and development chef.
With over two decades of experience across the food industry ranging from executive head chef and development chef for major organisations such as DeVere Hotels and The Nirvana Spa at Berkshire, Yates also steered his own business for 6 years when running The Reef, a community restaurant that launched in 2000.
Scott Duncan, Carpigiani UK sales director, commented: “A passion for innovation in food and ingredients plus incredible experience, including running his own restaurant, Joe is a fantastic addition to the team and he has started working on some new ideas that we have in the pipeline for 2019.
“Anticipating trends in ingredients as well understanding the needs of our customers, we are continually developing new and exciting gelato and premium soft serve ice cream concepts and bringing Joe into the business is already creating some great momentum.
“Joe will also be heading up the Carpigiani UK Gelato University which offers various courses for anyone interested in finding out more about adding gelato or ice cream into their business.”
Yates added: “Working with the team and customers at Carpigiani is really motivating, we have fabulous equipment, it’s the best in the world, and combining this with my passions for food and ingredient trends, we are going to create some amazing things.
“Gelato, premium soft serve ice cream and delicious pastry are universally popular and our aim is to take our love of these products to everyone and demonstrate how every meal and every occasion can benefit from a Carpigiani product.”