What is a carat? It’s a unit of measurement used to determine purity and, ultimately, quality. Listed as a proportion of one twenty-fourth, it’s the reason the highest quality gold is 24 carat, and going back to ancient Greece, a keration was a carob seed that almost always weighed 0.2 grams, or one carat, which is how we measure diamonds.
But how does the carat relate to foodservice display cases?
No matter the season, from hot summer months to the frigid winter, there’s always room for gelato. But storing this Italian treat in ideal temperatures can be the difference between selling a frozen favorite or gelato soup. So how do you know if your refrigerated display case is set to the right holding temperature for gelato?
Summer is the time of year for beach getaways, pool days, and delicious frozen treats. Everyone knows that ice cream and gelato sales will increase during the summer, but what if you can increase sales even more?
We all love a good frozen dessert now and then, especially when it comes to ice cream or gelato. Despite the fact we’ve been eating these frozen desserts for most of our lives, many do not understand the real differences between gelato and ice cream. Well, once and for all, here they are.
More than just about any other foodservice operation, ice cream and gelato shops are point-of-sale businesses driven by impulse buying. Just think about it. Where else can you taste the entire menu before actually buying something? From looking at the colorful flavors to analyzing the smooth and chunky textures, people usually decide which ice cream to buy when they’re standing at the display case.
So if we all agree that gelato and ice cream shops rely …
When they moved from Rome in 2014 and set up camp in Carlsbad, California, they already knew what they wanted to do. With a passion for outstanding flavors and traditional gelato, Cristina and Paolo opened Gaia Gelato with their business partner, Fabrizio, remaining an active contributor while still living in Italy.
Their passion and research for the most outstanding gelato brought chef Cristina to the Università dei Sapori, or “The University of Flavors,” which is located …