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Excellent class. Chef Michael Laiskonis was informative, answered all of our questions, and gave us alternatives to problems.
He made it real for real world situations.
- Carlton Harrison, pastry chef, Westminster-Canterbury on Chesapeake Bay
I didn’t know that we have such a facility as PreGel that has so many classes that it offers…
It’s a once in a lifetime experience. I hope I can do it again.
- Maria Saragusa, pastry student, Ukraine
Chef Laiskonis is an excellent teacher with an in-depth knowledge of the interaction of ingredients.
Superior instruction bolstered by a state-of-the-art facility made for a tremendous class. Thank you.
- Raymond Blanchard, pastry sous chef, The Everglades Club
This was my first experience with PreGel classes, and I am floored by how much I have learned! I really enjoyed all the lecture information and the demos were very cool to get to see first-hand. Being able to learn from such a talented and experienced chef is so inspiring.
Thank you for this opportunity and I cant wait to come back.
- Melissa Attanas, baking instructor, Wake Tech Community College. 5-Star Pastry Series/ All Things Chocolate: Bean to Dessert with Chef Michael Laiskonis
I have loved being in the PreGel facilities and the staff is just world-class…they are so professional, so knowledgeable, and so welcoming.
I would most certainly recommend PreGel for culinary training. There’s no other learning experience like this.
- Kara Andretta, Kara’s Couture Cakes, Buffalo, NY
Thank you so much. I'm glad I took the class. Chef Michael Laiskonis is a great teacher and nice chef.
Loved to see the many PreGel products used in this class.
- Carlos Sierra
The facility is great, the equipment they have here is incredible. The staff is amazing.
I’ve been telling my friends about it and that they should totally do it.
- Sofia Tejeda, Feast, San Antonio
Chef Laiskonis has a wealth of knowledge that he shared with us, it is evident that his skills are very refined.
This is my third class at PreGel and this is by far the 'best one yet.'
- Todd Richter, executive pastry chef, Prestonwood Country Club
It’s a different format from other classes that I’ve taken and there’s a tremendous amount of learning going on.
I’ll be looking ahead to see what other courses you have here.
- Katherine Parsi, culinary arts teacher
The Foundation of PreGel
In the small garage of his home, Dr. Rabboni painstakingly labored to invent Orange Fortefrutto®
The legacy of PreGel began with Dr. Luciano Rabboni—the nephew of an avid gelato maker and a chemist. Young Rabboni took notice of local gelato makers struggling to maintain a high-quality product to sell. Their products melted easily and the flavoring was inconsistent. In the small garage of his home, Dr. Rabboni painstakingly labored to invent Orange Fortefrutto® (fruit-based paste for flavoring artisanal frozen desserts), which he, with his wife Elena, initially sold out of the trunk of their car. This show of dedication and drive resulted in great success. Half a century later, Dr. Rabboni is still the driving force behind the family-owned company that umbrellas a network of PreGel subsidiaries, International Training Centers, and distribution centers worldwide, including those of PreGel America.
About PreGel America
PreGel America was established in 2002 as the North American subsidiary of PreGel s.P.A, headquartered in Reggio Emilia, Italy.
We are a business-to-business (B2B) developer, manufacturer, and distributor of authentic, high quality, shelf-stable, semi-finished dessert ingredients and supplies. Our primary goal is to effectively fulfill the supply needs for artisans of Gelato, Sorbetto & Ice Cream, Soft Serve Ice Cream, Pastry & Confections and Specialty Beverages. Our company highly values culinary education, teaching the proper use of our products and providing instruction on the latest techniques. Therefore, PreGel hosts five International Training Centers within major U.S. cities including Charlotte, NC; Los Angeles, CA; Ft. Lauderdale, FL; Chicago, IL; and Dallas, TX, though off-site demos are available as well. The company services all segments of the foodservice and noncommercial foodservice industries, as well as U.S. distributors. PreGel believes in blending Your Passion with Our Ingredients, and we look forward to forging a successful partnerships with chefs and entrepreneurs passionate about quality artisan dessert.
PreGel’s line-up of incomparable ingredient solutions streamline production times and boost a creative environment through customizable, easy-to-use components that generate phenomenal results.
PreGel International Training Centers
The PreGel International Training Centers are the foremost culinary educational facilities for serious and aspiring specialty dessert chefs. Located in prominent “food hub” cities, including Charlotte, NC; Los Angeles, CA; Ft. Lauderdale, FL; Chicago, IL; and Dallas, TX, our state-of-the-art facilities offer unrivaled ingredients, superior equipment, incomparable training and guidance. Our diverse offering of classes are certified by the American Culinary Federation (ACF) for Continuing Education Hours (CEHs) towards ACF initial and renewal certification.
5-Star Pastry Series
Established for advanced culinary professionals to sharpen and increase their skills in the arts of plated desserts, pastry buffets, chocolate and more, the PreGel 5-Star Pastry Series redefines the art of world-class pastries and dessert. Offered exclusively at the PreGel International Training Centers – Charlotte, all seminars are certified by the American Culinary Federation (ACF) for Continuing Education Hours (CEHs) towards ACF initial and renewal certification.
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Amarena Bourbon Old Fashioned
Dark and Stormy Death Punch
Frozen Passion Fruit Raspberry Martini
Blood Orange Pate DeFruit
Otto Biscotto Coriandolina Bonbons
Chocolate Hazelnut Brigadiero
Cucumber Yogurt SS Smoothie
Dark Chocolate Cream Puff
Dark Chocolate Mint Bonbon
Pistachio Coriandolina BonBon
Strawberry Meringue Pastry
Torrone Tobelerone Chocolate Bars
Black Currant Semifredo Pop-Dipped in White Coriandolina
Chocolate Pop Dipped in Chocolate Coriandolina
Otto Biscotto Coriandolina Pops
Otto Biscotto Coriandolina Toasted Pops
Pops Coconut Crunchy Coating
Torrone Tobelerone Frozen Pops
Green Mint SS Cookie Sandwiches
Cake Batter SS Funfetti Cake
Green Mint SS Scoops with Gran Stracciatella
Pufflecone with Forest Berries Topping
Lucilla Folded into Gelato
Pan Strawberry Extra Arabeschi
Butter Pecan Latte
Strawberry Sorbetto Gelato
Vanilla Gelato with Brownie Brittle Arabeschi
Dulce de Leche Classic Gelato
Creme Brulee Soft Serve with Catalan Grains
Pink Grapefruit Dark Chocolate Swirl Sorbet
Plain Soft Serve with Passion Fruit Drizzle
Red Orange Lime Soft Serve
Pizza with Pesto Pure Green Pistachio Paste Sauce
Pizza with Pesto Pure Green Pistachio Paste Sauce
Raspberry Vinaigerette on Salad
Cucumber Yogurt SS Panini
Lucilla in Gelato Panini
Brownie Bowl with Pistachio-Gelato and Amarena Kirsch
Caprese Salad Gelato
Dessert Sushi on Frollis Plate with Frollis Chopsticks
Hot Chocolate in Frollis Cup
Assorted Group Pannacrema
Butterscotch Mousse Pop with Gianduia Crunchy Coating
Cookie Butter Latte Verrine
Cupcake Group Pannacrema
Doughnuts on Baking Rack
Mini Black Forest Trifle
Plated Dessert Pannacrema Pistachio Strawberry Vanilla
Plated Dessert Pannacrema Pistachio Strawberry Vanilla
Strawberry smART Glaze Monoportion
Tart Raspberry Arabeschi
Verrine Blueberry Arabeschi
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Though PreGel’s specialty dessert ingredients are the driving force of our business, we believe in providing “extras” to ensure the customer experience is optimal. Through resources featuring original content, informational videos, and an innovative collection of artisan recipes, explore some of the additional benefits of PreGel, and our one-stop-shop environment.
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PreGel Recipe Database
Showcasing a vast selection of dessert classic, and trendy recipes, the PreGel Recipe Database publishes a consistent flow of fresh ideas created by the skilled chefs of the PreGel International Training Centers and 5-Star Pastry Chefs. This treasure-trove of recipes accommodate all skill levels from beginner to advanced and is searchable via ingredient, chef, or category.
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Corporate Marketer of the Year
Gold Award: 50 x 50 booth at National Restaurant Association
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Silver Awards: Novel Ideas Brochure
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Silver Awards: 2013 PICA Award PreGel Media Kit