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Art Institute of Austin Selected to Participate in the Inaugural Gelato World Tour in May

By: The Art Institutes

April 28, 2014

Students and faculty from the International Culinary School at The Art Institute of Austin, a branch of The Art Institute of Houston, have been selected to participate in the first ever Gelato World Tour Festival taking place in Austin’s  Republic Square on May 9-11. The Gelato World Tour is a competition and celebration of the Art of Frozen desserts and has already visited Rome, Valencia, Melbourne and Dubai. This is the tour’s only North American stop.

With free admission to the public, the tour’s premier event in Austin will present sixteen renowned gelato artisans from North America, four of which are from Texas, as they compete to create the world’s best gelato flavor. Visitors and industry professionals are invited to enjoy lessons, hands-on workshops and delicious instruction on the ancient art of making gelato. The event is organized by Carpigiani Gelato University and the premier expo in artisan food, Sigep-Rimini Fiera.

Culinary students from The Art Institute of Austin will be assisting with the tour while Chef instructor Lyndi Modica will be doing a demo of The Art Institute of Austin’s Neopolitan Sandwich & Popsicles on Saturday May 10th at 2pm.

“We are very excited to be participating in the first ever US Gelato Tour; we look forward to being part of it and maybe even competing in it some day,” says Andrew Lyman, chef director for The Art Institute of Austin.

The Art Institute of Austin, a branch of The Art Institute of Houston, is one of The Art Institutes, a system of over 50 schools throughout North America. Programs, credential levels, technology, and scheduling options are subject to change. Several institutions included in The Art Institutes system are campuses of South University or Argosy University. The Art Institute of Austin, a branch of The Art Institute of Houston, 101 W. Louis Henna Blvd., Suite 100, Austin, TX 78728 ©2014 The Art Institutes International LLC.

By: The Art Institutes

April 28, 2014