Gelato Spot produces it's Gelato with Fresh Local Milk, Directly Imported Ingredients, Fresh Fruits, all of it is slowly pasteurized using Old World Methods from Torino, Italy in the 1800's. To us it's not only a science but a passion that drives us to create the best gelato in arizona for the locals who support our business.
GELATO SPOT HOSTS TOP CHEF FLAVOR COMPETITION BENEFITING PHOENIX CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL
Renowned gelato shop teams up with 12 of Arizona’s Top Chefs for a summer flavor challenge for charity
SCOTTSDALE, ARIZ. (May 14, 2013) Valley foodies will have a tasty new way to cool down this summer as Scottsdale-based Gelato Spot teams up with 12 of the Arizona’s top chefs to introduce a series of signature artisanal flavors as part of the gelato shop’s Top Chef Flavor Competition benefiting Phoenix Children’s Hospital. The chef created flavors will be available at all 5 Gelato Spot locations from June 3rd to August 31st.
Owner Tommy Plato developed the competition to give each chef a platform to experiment with Gelato Spot’s premium handmade gelato. With many chefs introducing gourmet flavors, ingredients and textures, the competition is sure to bring an eclectic mix of exciting never-before-seen flavors. “By teaming up with the Valley’s top chefs, we can introduce a variety of unique and artisanal new flavors representative of each chef’s passion and favorite ingredients,” he said.
Known for its ultra-premium Italian gelato, Gelato spot produces a mix of traditional and modern flavors, using fresh local milk, fresh fruits and directly imported Italian ingredients.
PARTICIPATING CHEFS INCLUDE:
Matt Carter – The House/The Mission/Zinc Bistro
Cullen Campbell – Crudo
James Porter – Petite Maison
Josh Hebert – Posh Improvisational Cuisine
Justin Beckett – Beckett’s Table
Keenan Bosworth & Josh Riesner- Pig & Pickle
Payton Curry – Brat Haus
Peter de Ruvo – Davanti Enoteca
Tracy Dempsey – Tracy Dempsey Originals
Razz Kamnitzer– Razz’s
Walter Sterling – Ocotillo (New North Central Phoenix restaurant opening January 2014)
Mystery Chef to be announced
The competition will kick off on June 3rd with four chefs’ flavors being featured each month. During that month, the chefs will host an Expo Night where the public will be invited to meet the chefs, sample the flavors and also try small bites from each chef’s respective restaurant. At the end of each month, one flavor winner will be selected. The public will have the opportunity to vote for their favorite of the three winning flavors through a variety of methods including in-store, on Facebook, via text message and on Yelp. Several of the participating chefs will also be featuring their Gelato Spot flavors on their dessert menus at their own restaurants. A portion of the proceeds from Gelato Spot Flavor Competition gelato will be donated to Phoenix Children’s Hospital throughout the summer. Additionally, Gelato Spot will match a portion of each chef’s individual flavor sales to benefit a charity of the chef’s choice.
“Working with Gelato Spot to develop a gourmet gelato flavor is like getting the keys to a mad scientist’s laboratory,” said Chef Payton Curry of Brat Haus, “We’ve been experimenting with a variety of sweet and salty flavors and textures, but I think the one we’ve been working on – a direct take on one of the signature items on the Brat Haus menu - is a winner,” he said.
Each chef’s flavors will be announced during a special media-only tasting hosted by all of the participating chefs happening the first week of June.
For more information about Gelato Spot or the Top Chef Flavor Competition contact Melissa Rein. To learn more about Gelato Spot visit www.gelatospot.com or facebook.com/gelatospot.
ABOUT GELATO SPOT
Founded in 2005 in Phoenix, Arizona, Gelato Spot is a family-owned and operated business that is passionate about the science and art behind making delicious gelato. Gelato Spot makes all of its gelato locally in Arizona using the finest local and imported ingredients using Old World methods and recipes that date back to the 1800’s from Torino, Italy. Gelato Spot has five locations across the Valley including its flagship Old Town Scottsdale store that offers wood fired pizza and a Pascucci coffee bar. Gelato Spot also offers custom gelato cakes and catering for groups of all sizes.
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