Dessert Coatings for Fall

One thing about cooler temperatures is certain, additional layering is necessary. This applies to the delicacies in your display case and catering menu. Think about it, when something always looks the same, the visual can become boring and essentially unappealing. So it’s important to catch (and keep) the attention of your customers for the sake… Read more »

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10 Questions with The Place

As the leaves are falling off the trees and the temperatures around most of the Unites States are becoming cold, Amy Andrade, PreGel Special Service Team Manager, takes you to a warm and tropical locale in this issue of “10 Questions With…” Located in the Caribbean Sea and on the island’s North Eastern shore, San… Read more »

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The Many Flavors of Chocolate

PreGel Corporate Pastry Chef & US ITC Manager, Sean Pera, is exploring the delicious spectrum of a never-ending trend: chocolate. Take note of how Chef Pera recommends some uses of chocolate in all its splendorous forms.   With the world of chocolate ever-expanding in its vast choices of flavors and sommelier-esque descriptions, it can sometimes… Read more »

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All Things Chocolate: Bean to Dessert with Chef Michael Laiskonis

In his ninth year lecturing at the PreGel 5-Star Pastry Series®, Chef Michael Laiskonis, creative director at the Institute of Culinary Education, New York City, fascinated attendees with his extensive knowledge of chocolate. He showcased mono portions and verrines as well as a variety of bonbons and confections that incorporated the chocolate produced in class.… Read more »

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The Growth of Vegan Desserts

Question: Can dessert be creamy, buttery, or indulgent without including the likes of milk, butter, cream, or other animal byproducts in its composition? A few short years ago, my conjecture would likely have been “ummm…no!” But today, having consumed more education about veganism and having experienced the sheer pleasure of tasting vegan desserts, I am… Read more »

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Fall Flavor Pairings

It’s fall! And the new season officially begins today, September 23, in the United States. This means temperatures are about to start transitioning from blazing summer heat toward freezing winter chills, and just like the changing view outdoors is becoming more robust with varying colorful hues, menus across the country will begin modeling their new… Read more »

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Boutique Style Entremets with Chef Amaury Guichon

  In his third return to the 5-Star Pastry Series® at PreGel America, Chef Amaury Guichon, international pastry instructor, debuted his first ever entremets class for students from all around the world. During the seminar, seven different entremets were produced to completion from the glazes, to the chocolate garnishes. The “Boutique Style Entremets” demonstration began… Read more »

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Survey Says!

They say “ask and you shall receive,” and that’s exactly what we (PreGel America) did last year. As a business professional, you know that establishments of similar types look for ways to stand out from one another, but the common denominator between the fiercest competitors is the shared desire to truly know their audiences. To… Read more »

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Catering with Gelato

As we move toward the height of summer, now’s the time to consider showcasing your gelato and brand at local festivals and events. Catering with gelato is a great way to expand your business and customer reach, that’s why we’re revisiting this P Magazine article by Christiane Carter, marketing support, PreGel America, to inspire your… Read more »

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Ice Cream Around the World

It’s July. You know what that means? It’s National Ice Cream Month–31 days of celebrating Americans’ love for its classic frozen treat. In honor of this sweet occasion, we’re bringing back this P Magazine article by Maria Seaman, area marketing manager, Latin America, to revisit how ice cream is loved around the world. Every country, region,… Read more »

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Contemporary Patisserie: A Journey with Chef William Werner

In his first 5-Star Pastry Series® at PreGel America, Chef William Werner intrigued chef attendees from all over the U.S. with his unique style of pastries.  Chef Werner is the pastry chef and owner of the San Francisco-based contemporary style pastry shop Craftsman and Wolves. He showcased his infamous recipes using unique flavor combinations and… Read more »

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Benefits of the Gelato Business

Note: As the gelato industry continues to grow within the United States, we wanted to revisit an article published in our semi-annual publication, P Magazine, Issue #30. Here, we revisit why the gelato industry is a worthy investment for entrepreneurs looking to make a significant space in the foodservice industry. Guest blogger, Christiane Carter, marketing… Read more »

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Start a Dessert Business

What’s the first thing we do when there’s a professional interest we want to pursue—such as entrepreneurship for example—or a skill we want to elevate? We look for the best route to help us achieve that goal. For professional dessert artisans, the perfect route to “dessertpreneurship“—dessert-based entrepreneurship—lie in five different locations: Charlotte, North Carolina; Ft.… Read more »

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Mental Health at Work

Written by guest blogger, Lynne Lee, human resources manager, PreGel America.  Published for Mental Health Awareness Month.    Most people are familiar with clowns – comical, mime-like performers who dress up in colorful, elaborate costumes and wigs, oftentimes with a huge smile painted on their made-up faces in effort to bring other people joy. How… Read more »

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Dessert Herbs for Spring

Written by guest blogger, Christiane Carter, Marketing Support Specialist, PreGel America,  just in time for spring!   It’s not unheard of for culinary artists to branch out and try new, adventurous ingredients when they create show-stopping recipes. Nowadays, the race to discover new herbs and their culinary uses is trending, and I’ve listed a few… Read more »

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What Makes a Flavor Fail?

I recently read an article by Elisabeth Sherman of www.thekitchn.com about “Food Sins,” inspired by a Reddit thread. The focus was on  strange food combinations that some people swear by, one being peanut butter on top of cold pizza. I was immediately intrigued and amused by some of the examples she listed. And the article sparked… Read more »

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Business Tips for Mother’s Day

There are three ways to spell it: Mother’s, Mothers’, or Mothers Day. Which do you prefer?     Currently, there’s an ongoing debate about the validity of each spelling, and, to me, they all make sense: When an apostrophe is used before the s, that makes the day possessive to one singular mother. When the… Read more »

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Boutique Style Petit Gateaux with Chef Amaury Guichon

In his return to the PreGel America 5-Star Pastry Series®, Chef Amaury Guichon, international pastry instructor, wowed chefs from all over the world with his out-of-the-box techniques and imaginative style. He demonstrated an array of boutique style petit gateaux, each inspired by day to day items such as mushrooms, coconuts, and much more.   The… Read more »

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Pistachio Differences

What’s the first thing you do when you want to know something? You ask! Whether it’s another person (or in many cases, Google), you seek the information necessary to quench your “curiosity thirst.” This includes information about pistachios … more specifically, PreGel Pistachio Traditional Pastes.   So, artisan chefs who enjoy creating pistachio-flavored specialty frozen… Read more »

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Dessert Trends of 2019

We ended 2018 highlighting the flavor trends that were set to take over dessert and drink menus in 2019. And though we’re only two months into the New Year, more trends keep showing up! From frozen dessert to beverages to pastry, below is a collection of the newest round of trending innovation and ingredients that… Read more »

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Recipes for St. Patrick’s Day

Woot! Woot! Party over here (and there)!   In America, we tend to celebrate lots of different things. Among them are sports, music, cinema, food (there’s a different food holiday almost every day), and patron saints like Valentine and Patrick!   It was only a few weeks ago when we paid homage to St. Valentine,… Read more »

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Fulfillment Through Service

Service—not to be confused with ServIce®—is said to be the biggest act of kindness there is. Just last week I was watching a video of an internal company presentation featuring our Managing Director, Marco Casol. There in Italy, he was addressing an audience of more than 300 PreGel team members from around the world, and,… Read more »

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Prepare for a Trade Show

Written by guest blogger, Christiane Carter, Events & Marketing Specialist, PreGel America If you get the chance to attend an industry trade show, you’ll be given countless opportunities to learn new techniques, discover new technology, and encounter new trends in your industry… but watch out. If you go unprepared, trade shows that aim to create… Read more »

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Business Prep for Valentine’s Day

Picture it: staggered military recruitment, banned marriages and engagements, secret nuptial ceremonies, imprisonment, and finally execution, all in the name of love and war. Sounds like components of a fantastic story line for a crowd-drawing cinematic showcase, or a series of events that legends are made of…would you agree?   Well, in regard to this… Read more »

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Getting Motivated at Work

 “There are no limits to what you can accomplish… except the limits you put on your own thinking.” – Brian Tracy, motivational speaker It’s a new year, and I firmly believe in open, honest, and complete communication from the very start of anything. In my personal opinion, communication and compromise is the cure for almost… Read more »

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From Our Family to Yours

Happy New Year! It’s hard for me to believe, and I’m not sure how many of you are still in denial, but, yes folks, it is officially 2019! Now is typically when we start putting things into perspective and clearly defining what they mean to us.  With that being said, we have something we would… Read more »

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Adding Texture to Desserts

There’s vanilla gelato, and there’s vanilla gelato with crunchy chocolate cookie pieces. There’s green mint ice cream, and there’s “melt-in-your-mouth” mint chocolate chip ice cream. There’s cheesecake, and there’s turtle cheesecake with gooey caramel sauce, crunchy chocolate morsels, pecan bits, and grainy graham cracker crust. Magic!     By now you’ve got the point: the… Read more »

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Green Mint Milkshakes? Yes, Please!

If every month had an assigned frozen dessert flavor to market, I would vote green mint for March. Why? My first reason is solely superficial – because it’s green, which correlates beautifully with St. Patrick’s Day. Second, because March is the month of the spring equinox, and the color green represents the season of spring… Read more »

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Brownie Brittle? Yes, Please!

It’s February and National Chocolate Lovers Month; so for this occasion, I felt inclined to reflect on my lifetime love for chocolate…brownies in particular.   I don’t quite recall how old I was when I first experienced the splendor that is chocolate, but brownies…oh yeah, I remember the day. So many questions ran through my… Read more »

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The Sweet Truth: Chocolate

It’s National Chocolate Lovers Month, and rightfully so. Chocolate is indeed worthy of a month’s (or more) worth of culinary praise. The decadence of its variant tastes from dark to white is unprecedented in many opinions. And the astronomical number of uses this bliss-inducing ingredient is capable of  creating automatically makes it a reliable ally… Read more »

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Fudge Too Cool to be Hot

In December of 2017, PreGel relaunched a product that may have been familiar to some of you, but there was still some mystery behind exactly what the product is. Allow me to clarify…PreGel’s Pino Pinguino® was first presented to the U.S. market in 2009, though to some confusion. Though we at PreGel find it to be… Read more »

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It Take Guts to Pursue Education

“It takes an uncommon amount of guts to put your dreams on the line.” – Erma Bombeck, writer. Guts. The word is used quite often in the English language; many times in the informal sense, otherwise known as slang.

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