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Gelato Maker

Niseko, Hokkaido, Japan

Job Type

All Year Round

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  1. Experience or Training: While formal education is not always required, having previous experience working as a gelato maker or in a similar role in a gelateria is highly beneficial. Alternatively, completing a gelato-making course or training program can provide valuable knowledge and skills.

  2. Knowledge of Gelato Production: Gelato makers must have a deep understanding of the gelato production process, including the selection and preparation of ingredients, mixing and churning techniques, and freezing and storage methods.

  3. Understanding of Flavor Profiles: A strong palate and an understanding of flavor combinations are essential for creating delicious and unique gelato flavors. Gelato makers should be able to experiment with different ingredients to develop new and innovative flavors while also maintaining classic favorites.

  4. Attention to Detail: Precision and attention to detail are crucial in gelato making to ensure that ingredients are measured accurately, flavors are balanced, and textures are smooth and creamy.

  5. Creativity and Innovation: Gelato making is a creative process, and gelato makers should have a passion for experimentation and innovation. They should be able to develop new recipes and flavors that appeal to customers and keep them coming back for more.

  6. Food Safety and Hygiene: Gelato makers must follow strict food safety and hygiene standards to ensure the safety and quality of the gelato. This includes proper handling and storage of ingredients, regular cleaning and sanitization of equipment, and adherence to health and safety regulations.

  7. Physical Stamina: The job can be physically demanding, requiring standing for long periods, lifting heavy bags of ingredients, and operating machinery such as gelato machines and batch freezers.

  8. Teamwork: Gelato makers may work as part of a team in a gelateria or kitchen environment, so the ability to collaborate effectively with coworkers is important.

  9. Customer Service Skills: In some cases, gelato makers may interact directly with customers, so having good communication and customer service skills can be beneficial.

  10. Passion for Gelato: Above all, gelato makers should have a genuine passion for gelato and a desire to create high-quality, delicious treats that bring joy to customers.

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