General Information & Policies

We are excited about your interest in partnering with PreGel for fundamental training. With over a decade of experience training students in the world of artisan specialty desserts, you can be confident that you will leave our school with a wide range of knowledge, confidence, and support necessary for success.

Program Overview

PreGel’s in-depth classes are designed to fit all skill levels from beginner to advanced. Our gelato and soft serve classes provide a broad understanding of how to produce these products and build a successful business based on quality. Our pastry and specialty frozen desserts classes focus on how to effectively produce and sell different pastry and dessert options. But in all cases, our signature approach has been to provide students with both a solid classroom learning experience and hands-on instruction. It is our personal goal to make sure that no one leaves our classes disappointed or ill-equipped to succeed in their business. Therefore, we make sure to teach the latest techniques in a fundamental range of traditional and trending dessert topics found on our Curriculums page. All subject matter is taught at each PreGel International Training

Typical Class Structure

As a general rule, classes last about eight hours and normally run from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (lunch included). However, make sure to check the curriculum of each class for detailed information. The classes consist of two parts: classroom theory and hands-on participation. Our Chefs are always available during breaks if you’d like to go over the class topics or discuss your individual needs. Lunch is provided by PreGel.

Consecutive-Day Classes

Because many of our classes are offered on consecutive days, we recommend that you enroll in multiple, making it convenient and flexible for your personal schedule.

Our Chefs

Attendees are encouraged to explore the world of gelato and desserts under the guidance of our distinguished instructors. Well-trained chefs and experts in the field will bring all of their experiences to the classroom.

Awarding of Certificates

A Certificate of Completion is awarded to each student completing any of our classes. The Certificate affirms that each student has successfully passed PreGel’s required test and reached a specific standard of knowledge.

Equipment

Our fully-equipped International Training Centers offer a variety of the batch freezers, display cases, blast freezers, soft serve machines, pastry tools, and equipment that will give you a great opportunity to choose from the latest technologies in the business.

Recipes

Recipes and instructions are provided for class use and are encouraged to be taken home.

Clothing

We suggest you dress in comfortable, casual clothing. You must wear closed-toe shoes and pants, as you will be working in a kitchen environment. Also, longer hair should be pulled back. PreGel will provide lab coats to wear during class.

Hygiene

Hand washing and sanitation is mandatory in PreGel’s International Training Centers for your own health and the wellbeing of others. Be sure to wash your hands following general breaks, bathroom visits, and before touching any tools/supplies or making any product in the kitchen.

Cellular Phone, NoteBook & Tablet Policy

Cellular phones must be turned off or placed on silent at all times while class is in session. Though talking on the phone during class is prohibited, you may do so in the hallway outside of the classroom if necessary. Cellular phones are permissible during scheduled break periods.

Personal Baggage Policy

Bags of any kind are not permitted in the International Training Centers, including, but not limited to:
• suitcases
• backpacks
• laptop bags
• purses
All bags can be placed on the shelf space in the wardrobe room while in class.

Directions

Headquarter: : In Italy, you can find PreGel International Training Centers in St. A.Frank n°62, Reggio Emilia.

Coordinate GPS: Latitude 44.643505 / Longitude 10.671142

QR Code: Download the path from A1 toll road, at the Reggio Emilia tollgate to PreGel International Training Centers.

AttentionPlease note that PreGel Training Centers is located in a different address from PreGel Spa.

Address PreGel ITC: “Street Anna Frank n°62” whereas address PreGel Spa: “Street E.Comparoni n° 64”. 

 

ACCOMODATION

Accomodations are not included in the course price.

PreGel International Training Centers is pleased to offer you a list of local hotels with special rate.

The students can choose between 2 different options:

• Select one of the Hotels suggested by PreGel.

• Select another accommodation, renouncing the special rates.

HOW TO RESERVE THE ACCOMODATIONS: All the students are required to personally reserve and pay for the hotel, without the assistance of the PreGel International Training Centers. All the payment terms and conditions with the Hotel must be agreed upon with the hotel.

ATTENTION: In order to enjoy the special rates, please specify with the hotel that the reservation is due to a PreGel International Training Centers course.

HOTEL SUGGESTED BY PREGEL:

NAME STARSTELEPHONEADDRESSDISTANCE TO DOWNTOWNE-MAIL
Holiday Inn***+39 0522 507122Via Meuccio Ruini7, (RE)3,0 Kminfo@reggioemilia.hiexpress.it
Best Western Classic ****+39 0522 355411Via Pasteur, 121/C 4, (RE)5,1 kminfo@classic-hotel.it
Mercure Astoria ****+39 0522 435245

Viale Leopoldo

Nobili 2, (RE)

0,6 kmprenotazioni@mercurehotelastoria.com
Remilia Hotel ****+39 0522 517917Via Danubio 7, (RE)3,3 kmremilia@fabbrihotels.com
Hotel Posta ****+39 0522 432944P.zza del Monte, 2 (RE)0,0 kminfo@hotelposta.re.it
Hotel Europa ****+39 0522 432323Viale Olimpia 2, (RE)1,2 kminfo@hoteleuropa.re.it
Hotel Boiardo ****+39 0522 857605

Via Ubersetto

57/59, Scandiano (RE)

14,2 kminfo@boiardohotel.com
Hotel Ariosto**+39 0522 437320

Via S.Rocco 12, (RE)

0,0 Kmhttp://albergo-ariosto.business.site/
Agriturismo il Brugnolo  +39 0522 983980

Via Sabatini 10,

Scandiano (RE)

13,1 kminfo@ilbrugnolo.it
Agriturismo la Razza  +39 0522 599342

Via Monterampino

7, Canali (RE)

8kmagriturismo@larazza.it
B&B Villa Anita  

+39 0522 551555/

+39 335 5355755

Via E.Comparoni

13, Gavasseto (RE)

7,7 kminfo@bbvillaanita.it

Bio Agriturismo Podere Acquechiare

 +39 3296489720/ +39 338 8738801Via A.Gabelli,12   (RE)6,6 kmbioagricolarotapaolo@libero.it

General Policies

Class Fees

PreGel charges a single registration fee per person for participation in each class in the following designated amounts:

• € 249,00 + IVA Two Day Course
• € 349,00 + IVA Three Day Course

Daily lunch is made available via PreGel during all of our training classes. Please note that registration cannot be confirmed until payment is received.

Cancellation

PreGel reserves the right to cancel any class for any reason. In the event of a cancellation, PreGel will either transfer the registration fee for registered attendee(s) to a future class, or PreGel will refund the full registration fee to the registered attendee(s). PreGel is not responsible for any travel costs incurred due to class cancellations. Please note: registered students must contact PreGel to cancel their attendance in a general class a minimum of ten (10) days in advance in order to get a full refund. Refunds will not be available for registrants who choose not to attend a class without prior notification.

Photographs and Videos

No recordings, audio, or video are permitted during any PreGel International Training Centers classes. However, you are welcome to take photographs inside the Training Center. Photographs of anything outside of the designated Training Centers are prohibited.

Allergies

If you have any allergic reactions to certain foods or ingredients please let us know before the start of the class.

Alcoholic Beverages

Alcoholic beverages may be used in certain classes for gelato and pastry production. However, bringing outside alcohol into class is prohibited. Students may be asked to present identification to prove that they are of legal drinking age and will be held responsible for limiting their consumption of alcohol to a safe amount. Pregnant women, people who will be driving, and people on certain medications should not consume alcohol.

Smoking Area

No smoking of tobacco or any substance(s) is permitted within the PreGel facilities or on the property at any time.