Carpigiani UK has announced the appointment of chef Joe Yates to the role of trainer, demonstrator and development chef.
Yates has more than two decades of experience across the food industry, ranging from executive head chef and development chef for organisations such as De Vere Hotels and the Nirvana Spa in Berkshire, as well as a community business, the Reef, which launched in 2000.
Scott Duncan, Carpigiani UK sales director, said "Joe has a passion for innovation in food and ingredients plus incredible experience, including running his own restaurant, and is a fantastic addition to the team. He has already started working on some new ideas that we have in the pipeline for 2019."
Yates will also head up the Carpigiani UK Gelato University, which offers various courses for anyone interested in finding out more about adding gelato or ice-cream to their business.
Yates added; "Working with the team and customers at Carpigiani is really motivating. We have fabulous equipment – it's the best in the world. Combining this with my passion for food and ingredient trends, we are going to create some amazing things!"