Founded in 2019, the Gelato Festival World Ranking is a permanent world standing updated every year that defines the ranking of the best artisanal gelato artisans worldwide. It is an international project conceived in conjunction with the event's 10th anniversary. The Gelato Festival World Ranking includes the gelato artisans who have participated in the Gelato Festival in the last 10 years, as well as all those who took part in the Gelato World Tour, a partner of the event, and those who are continuing their efforts to compete for a place in the final Gelato Festival World Masters© 2021, the main international individual competition: a community that in the first year of ranking contributes to create a "Top40" of absolute excellence. With each event the gelato artisans earn scores that determine the world standings, aimed at achieving the goal of mapping the over 100,000 gelato shops situated around the world. Furthermore, those who reach a particularly high score will see it translated into "crowns", from one to a maximum of five.
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  • 1 Eugenio Morrone
    216 points
  • 2 Giovanna Bonazzi
    210 points
  • 3 Paolo Pomposi
    168 points
  • 4 Bella Gelateria
    164 points
  • 5 Massimiliano Scotti
    144 points
  • 6 Fabrizo Fenu
    126 points
  • 6 Francesco Mastroianni
    126 points
  • 7 Maurizio Melani
    114 points
  • 8 Giacomo Canteri
    108 points
  • 9 Giampiero Burgio
    102 points
  • 9 Guido Cortese
    102 points
  • 10 John Crowl
    96 points
  • 10 Sam Crowl
    96 points
  • 10 Vincenzo Lenci
    96 points
  • 11 Alessandro Crispini
    84 points
  • 11 Gabriele Scarponi
    84 points
  • 11 Osvaldo Palermo
    84 points
  • 12 Alessandro Croce
    72 points
  • 12 Antonio Mezzalira
    72 points
  • 12 Daniela Lince Ledesma
    72 points
  • 12 Giampaolo Doti
    72 points
  • 12 Guido De Rocco
    72 points
  • 12 Leonardo La Porta
    72 points
  • 12 Luca De Rocco
    72 points
  • 13 Francesco Bontempo
    62 points
  • 14 Andrea Zanella
    60 points
  • 14 Carmelo Pannocchietti
    60 points
  • 14 Elvis Bogicevic
    60 points
  • 14 Marco Venturino
    60 points
  • 14 Michele Guerra
    60 points
  • 14 Taseer
    60 points
  • 15 Savannah G. Lee
    56 points
  • 16 Kelly Chu
    54 points
  • 16 Mike Guerriero
    54 points
  • 17 Eugenia Sardelli
    48 points
  • 17 Francesca Marrari
    48 points
  • 17 Fridge Caffè
    48 points
  • 17 Gianluca Tenuzzo
    48 points
  • 17 Gianluigi Dellaccio
    48 points
  • 17 Giuseppe Ciminio
    48 points
  • 17 Ilaria Scarselli
    48 points
  • 17 Marco Tumino
    48 points
  • 17 Peter Bertoti
    48 points
  • 17 Toni Cafarelli
    48 points
  • 18 Matteo de Simoni
    45 points
  • 19 Maria Liliana Biondo
    44 points
  • 19 Rosario Nicodemo
    44 points
  • 20 Ezequiel Gomez
    42 points
  • 20 Noel Knecht
    42 points
  • 20 Walter & Marta Bergamaschi
    42 points
  • 21 Emanuele Alvaro
    40 points
  • 22 Akash Vaghela
    38 points
  • 22 Nicolò Arietti
    38 points
  • 23 Adam Lubocki
    36 points
  • 23 Adriano Colle
    36 points
  • 23 Akira Hattori
    36 points
  • 23 Alberto Bati
    36 points
  • 23 Andrea Pagnoni
    36 points
  • 23 Antonio Pascale
    36 points
  • 23 Barbara Scudieri
    36 points
  • 23 Celal Karaarslan
    36 points
  • 23 Cristian Monaco
    36 points
  • 23 Daniela Zomparelli
    36 points
  • 23 David Equi
    36 points
  • 23 Diego Comparin
    36 points
  • 23 Donato Toce
    36 points
  • 23 Ersilia Caboni
    36 points
  • 23 Fabrizio Cotroneo
    36 points
  • 23 Giacomo d'Alessandro
    36 points
  • 23 Gianni Toldo
    36 points
  • 23 Giorgio Fumero
    36 points
  • 23 Giuseppe Cuti
    36 points
  • 23 He Qingxia
    36 points
  • 23 Jennifer Boero
    36 points
  • 23 Joselito Reyes
    36 points
  • 23 Kaelin Halcrow
    36 points
  • 23 Katarina Rankovic
    36 points
  • 23 Linda Peterlunger
    36 points
  • 23 Lorenzo Manoli
    36 points
  • 23 Lorenzo Pessina
    36 points
  • 23 Manuela Strabler
    36 points
  • 23 Marco Nicolino
    36 points
  • 23 Michele Brown
    36 points
  • 23 Mirko Filingeri
    36 points
  • 23 Monsuè Rullo
    36 points
  • 23 Nazario Melchionda
    36 points
  • 23 Ondrej Sturc
    36 points
  • 23 Oreste Matovani
    36 points
  • 23 Piotr Lubocki
    36 points
  • 23 Rad Dudas
    36 points
  • 23 Roberta Rabatti
    36 points
  • 23 Sharon Tay
    36 points
  • 23 Sierra Georgia
    36 points
  • 23 Simone Panetta
    36 points
  • 23 Stefania Alibrandi
    36 points
  • 23 Stefano Bonifacini
    36 points
  • 23 Vincent va den Bosch
    36 points
  • 23 Vincenzo Zanfardino
    36 points
  • 23 Yaniv Abergel
    36 points
  • 24 Kathy Turek
    30 points
  • 25 Santo Palumbo
    26 points
  • 26 Giampaolo Porrino
    25 points
  • 27 Ahmed Abdullatif
    24 points
  • 27 Ali Caine Hung
    24 points
  • 27 Amber Lin
    24 points
  • 27 Angelo Lollino
    24 points
  • 27 Brian O'Donnell
    24 points
  • 27 Carlos Enriquez Sanchez
    24 points
  • 27 Cristina Marrazzo
    24 points
  • 27 David Lamprell
    24 points
  • 27 Estefania Martì
    24 points
  • 27 Filippo Cianciosi
    24 points
  • 27 Francisco Blanco
    24 points
  • 27 Giuseppe Lancierini
    24 points
  • 27 Guo Hongwu
    24 points
  • 27 Juan Enriquez Sanchez
    24 points
  • 27 Luca Bernardini
    24 points
  • 27 Marco Vazzola
    24 points
  • 27 Mary Stanley
    24 points
  • 27 Matteo Pedone
    24 points
  • 27 Michael O'Donnell
    24 points
  • 27 Mirko Cotroneo
    24 points
  • 27 Niccolò Pomposi
    24 points
  • 27 Simone Mancini
    24 points
  • 27 Stefano Versace
    24 points
  • 27 Tonia Giordano
    24 points
  • 27 Yu Lee
    24 points
  • 28 Salvino Pappalardo
    22 points
  • 29 Stefania Valente
    20 points
  • 30 Alfredo Dona
    18 points
  • 30 Arita Yoshifumi
    18 points
  • 30 Carlotta Cattani
    18 points
  • 30 Catia Giancola
    18 points
  • 30 Cesare Cellie
    18 points
  • 30 Claudio Bearesi
    18 points
  • 30 Diana Kontoprias
    18 points
  • 30 Emanuele Montana
    18 points
  • 30 Ezio Piccin
    18 points
  • 30 Fabio Cividino
    18 points
  • 30 Frerk Veen
    18 points
  • 30 Isabel Lopez Dominguez
    18 points
  • 30 Keewin Ong
    18 points
  • 30 Matteo Binella
    18 points
  • 30 Matthew Lee
    18 points
  • 30 Rebecca Mann
    18 points
  • 30 Robert Sigona
    18 points
  • 30 Seow Huan Ong
    18 points
  • 30 Tammy Giuliani
    18 points
  • 30 Zhang Chenglolg
    18 points
  • 31 Lavinia Mannucci
    16 points
  • 31 Luigi Beretta
    16 points
  • 31 Matteo Grizi
    16 points
  • 31 Vincenzo Di Noia
    16 points
  • 32 Alfiero Conte
    14 points
  • 32 Carla Maria Moretti
    14 points
  • 32 Luca Rizzardini
    14 points
  • 32 Vincenzo Pace
    14 points
  • 33 Nicola Londero
    13 points
  • 33 Pasqualina Capuzzo
    13 points
  • 34 Andrea Bonaffini
    12 points
  • 34 Andrea Grandville
    12 points
  • 34 Angelika Kaswalder
    12 points
  • 34 Annalisa Morini
    12 points
  • 34 Antonino Lo Iacono
    12 points
  • 34 Antonio Cosentino
    12 points
  • 34 Antonio Tedesco
    12 points
  • 34 Aroa Monge
    12 points
  • 34 Baron Van Gottsacker
    12 points
  • 34 Chrissie Powell
    12 points
  • 34 Cinzia Otri
    12 points
  • 34 Cristina Gallo
    12 points
  • 34 Damiano Astore
    12 points
  • 34 Davide Frainetti
    12 points
  • 34 Davide Frontera
    12 points
  • 34 Edoardo Gallo
    12 points
  • 34 Emilio Palici
    12 points
  • 34 Enzo Strisciuglio
    12 points
  • 34 Fabio Pilò
    12 points
  • 34 Geri Lagati
    12 points
  • 34 Gilles Carbone
    12 points
  • 34 Giovanni Talo
    12 points
  • 34 Ivan Savorani
    12 points
  • 34 Joanna Kuncer
    12 points
  • 34 Joel Gonzalez
    12 points
  • 34 Joel Large
    12 points
  • 34 Karoline Stich
    12 points
  • 34 Lorenzo Bellini
    12 points
  • 34 Malgorzata Grzywa
    12 points
  • 34 Marco Corrocher
    12 points
  • 34 Marilyn Way
    12 points
  • 34 Mario Cimmino
    12 points
  • 34 Martina Bartocci
    12 points
  • 34 Marzia Garbin
    12 points
  • 34 Massimo Provenzano
    12 points
  • 34 Matteo Pastorino
    12 points
  • 34 Mauro Giuliani
    12 points
  • 34 Michael Meranda
    12 points
  • 34 Michele Falconieri
    12 points
  • 34 Monia Bellagamba
    12 points
  • 34 Munehisa Tomoko
    12 points
  • 34 Munehisa Tomoyuki
    12 points
  • 34 Natale Nappa
    12 points
  • 34 Nithin Kumar Cinthala
    12 points
  • 34 Norberto Di Giacomo
    12 points
  • 34 Orlando Volpini
    12 points
  • 34 Pamela Wolfert
    12 points
  • 34 Pawel Bodziacki
    12 points
  • 34 Peter Jose
    12 points
  • 34 Pierluigi D'Ambrosio
    12 points
  • 34 Pietro Guarnera
    12 points
  • 34 Renata Woloszyn
    12 points
  • 34 Riccardo Del Giudice
    12 points
  • 34 Roberto Iacozzilli
    12 points
  • 34 Salvatore Bonomo
    12 points
  • 34 Scott Branan
    12 points
  • 34 Silvia Bertolazzi
    12 points
  • 34 Simone De Feo
    12 points
  • 34 Simone Soccio
    12 points
  • 34 Stefano Bortolot
    12 points
  • 34 Steve Powell
    12 points
  • 34 Sylvia D'andrea
    12 points
  • 34 Taizo Shibano
    12 points
  • 34 Thomas Marinucci
    12 points
  • 34 Tomasz Szypula
    12 points
  • 34 Veronica Maggiorelli
    12 points
  • 34 Zarah Zaragoza-Manikan
    12 points
  • 34 刘宝
    12 points
  • 34 洪萍萍
    12 points
  • 35 Daniele Giannecchini
    11 points
  • 35 Giacomo Paulato
    11 points
  • 35 Mateusz Olszewski
    11 points
  • 35 Niccolò Curto
    11 points
  • 35 Pawel Petrykowski
    11 points
  • 35 Sandro De Castro
    11 points
  • 36 Antonio Palermo
    10 points
  • 36 Massimo Caraccioli
    10 points
  • 37 Alberto Parascandolo
    9 points
  • 37 Andreas Resch
    9 points
  • 37 Angelo Scarfò
    9 points
  • 37 Annamaria Venezia
    9 points
  • 37 Antonio Carillo Varona
    9 points
  • 37 Antonio De Vecchi
    9 points
  • 37 Antonio Zaccaro
    9 points
  • 37 Benedetto Fortino
    9 points
  • 37 Carlo Guerriero
    9 points
  • 37 Carmelo Loprestini
    9 points
  • 37 Christian Mangiafico
    9 points
  • 37 Costantino Montemitro
    9 points
  • 37 Cristian Marchese
    9 points
  • 37 Daniel Perez Fernandez
    9 points
  • 37 Daniele Napolitano
    9 points
  • 37 Daniele Taverna
    9 points
  • 37 Davinia Pradas Borrego
    9 points
  • 37 Deninska Zoia
    9 points
  • 37 Domenico Prezioso
    9 points
  • 37 Elena Piana
    9 points
  • 37 Eloido Agiulera Quintana
    9 points
  • 37 Emilio Panzardi
    9 points
  • 37 Fabiana Avallone
    9 points
  • 37 Fabio Comini
    9 points
  • 37 Fabio Mellace
    9 points
  • 37 Francesco Sottilaro
    9 points
  • 37 Francisco Jose Benites Palacios
    9 points
  • 37 Gennaro Esposito
    9 points
  • 37 Gianluca Marcianò
    9 points
  • 37 Gianluca Mosconi
    9 points
  • 37 Giovanni Gozzo
    9 points
  • 37 Giovanni Musumeci
    9 points
  • 37 Giulio Rocci
    9 points
  • 37 Giuseppe De Costanza
    9 points
  • 37 Ignazio Faranda
    9 points
  • 37 Ilse Kennis
    9 points
  • 37 Josef Eisl
    9 points
  • 37 Karl Zsolt
    9 points
  • 37 Kees Baars
    9 points
  • 37 Kristina Prgomet
    9 points
  • 37 Luca Manconi
    9 points
  • 37 Manuela Carabina
    9 points
  • 37 Marco Berti
    9 points
  • 37 Mathieu Eyckmans
    9 points
  • 37 Paqui Pradas Borrego
    9 points
  • 37 Renato Marchese
    9 points
  • 37 Reynaldo Mora Villalobos
    9 points
  • 37 Riccardo Caruso
    9 points
  • 37 Riccardo Rivolta
    9 points
  • 37 Riccardo Rossetti
    9 points
  • 37 Roberto Guastamacchia
    9 points
  • 37 Roberto Pesaresi
    9 points
  • 37 Salvatore Di Mauro
    9 points
  • 37 Somers Giacopazzi
    9 points
  • 37 Sylvester Schatteman
    9 points
  • 37 Taila Semerano
    9 points
  • 37 Vincenzo Orefice
    9 points
  • 38 Giorgio Carlo Bianchi
    8 points
  • 38 Guido Muraglie
    8 points
  • 39 Paulina Salamonczyk
    6 points
  • 40 Andrea Gervasoni
    4 points
  • 40 Andreas Bachofen von Echt
    4 points
  • 40 Antonio Tomasello
    4 points
  • 40 Christian Kaplan
    4 points
  • 40 Christian Oddono
    4 points
  • 40 Davide Rinaldi
    4 points
  • 40 Elisabeth Stolz
    4 points
  • 40 Fabio Renzi
    4 points
  • 40 Fabrizio Botarelli
    4 points
  • 40 Francesca Chircosta
    4 points
  • 40 Francesco Orrico
    4 points
  • 40 Gaia Mecocci
    4 points
  • 40 Guido Pellegrini
    4 points
  • 40 Joackim Kitzwogerer
    4 points
  • 40 Luca Perrella
    4 points
  • 40 Luca Rastello
    4 points
  • 40 Maciej Makaruk
    4 points
  • 40 Manuel Bernardi
    4 points
  • 40 Mario Bevacqua
    4 points
  • 40 Massimo Scaramucci
    4 points
  • 40 Mauro Altomare
    4 points
  • 40 Mirco Mastromarino
    4 points
  • 40 Rino Bernardi
    4 points
  • 40 Silvano Salis
    4 points
  • 40 Sissi Xiaoxi Yu
    4 points
  • 40 Szymon Musialski
    4 points
  • 40 Teresa Pacheco
    4 points
  • 40 Valentina Sorrentino
    4 points
  • 40 Vanessa Palatiello
    4 points
  • 41 Adriana Tinto
    2 points
  • 41 Alessio Baldi
    2 points
  • 41 Alisa Dan
    2 points
  • 41 Anife Emini
    2 points
  • 41 Antonio Carrozza
    2 points
  • 41 Antonio Morossi
    2 points
  • 41 Antonio Volpe
    2 points
  • 41 Bruno Perra
    2 points
  • 41 Cindy Chung
    2 points
  • 41 Claudio Cavaliere
    2 points
  • 41 Daniela Baroncini
    2 points
  • 41 Daniele Valentino
    2 points
  • 41 Davide Arnoldo
    2 points
  • 41 Delia Lopez Aguero
    2 points
  • 41 Dolma Yang Chen
    2 points
  • 41 Domenico Fargnoli
    2 points
  • 41 Domenico Livani
    2 points
  • 41 Domenico Lucchese
    2 points
  • 41 Emiddio Santonicola
    2 points
  • 41 Fabio Giavazzi
    2 points
  • 41 Fabio Maria Tempesta
    2 points
  • 41 Federico Maia
    2 points
  • 41 Federico Sacchet
    2 points
  • 41 Gabriella Caroni
    2 points
  • 41 Gian Luca Giannoni
    2 points
  • 41 Gianni Piucco
    2 points
  • 41 Guenther Rohregger
    2 points
  • 41 Jakub Janiuk
    2 points
  • 41 John Scafide
    2 points
  • 41 Josephine Damman
    2 points
  • 41 Jules Stoddart
    2 points
  • 41 Kristina Frantz
    2 points
  • 41 Luca Carrieri
    2 points
  • 41 Marc Roth
    2 points
  • 41 Marco Feletti
    2 points
  • 41 Massimo Perilli
    2 points
  • 41 Michele Marchese
    2 points
  • 41 Mike Mullinix
    2 points
  • 41 Paolo Vittoria
    2 points
  • 41 Piero Mascia
    2 points
  • 41 Piotr Pastuszko
    2 points
  • 41 Roberto Culivicchi
    2 points
  • 41 Rosario Madonia
    2 points
  • 41 Sara Ciciriello
    2 points
  • 41 Stefania Fattor
    2 points
  • 41 Tiziano Damiano
    2 points
  • 41 Valentina Ciciriello
    2 points
  • 41 Veruska Cardellicchio
    2 points
  • 41 Vincenzo Tettamanti
    2 points
  • 41 Vita Jarrin
    2 points
  • 41 Viviana Castelli
    2 points

Rules

This is the official rules of the World Ranking


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FAQs

  • + WHAT IS THE GELATO FESTIVAL WORLD RANKING

    It is a permanent world ranking, updated every year, which defines the standings of the best artisanal gelato artisans worldwide. It is an international project launched concurrently with the 10th anniversary of the event first held in Florence in 2010 and that has become a worldwide point of reference for the industry.

  • + WHICH GELATO CHEFS ARE INCLUDED IN THE RANKING

    The Gelato Festival World Ranking involves all gelato chefs who have won at least one stage of the Gelato Festival (including victories with the popular and technical juries) and those who have participated in at least one event linked to the Gelato Festival from 2018 onwards. It also includes gelato artisans who took part in the Gelato World Tour in the past, as well as those who are continuing to compete to earn a spot in the final of the Gelato Festival World Masters 2021.

  • + HOW POINTS ARE EARNED FOR THE GELATO FESTIVAL WORLD RANKING

    Points for inclusion in the Gelato Festival World Ranking are earned with participation and placement at any Gelato Festival event (Europe, USA, Japan) from 2018 onwards, including the national and/or continental finals, as well as victory and placement in at least one stage of the Gelato Festival from 2011 onwards. From 2019 also participation in a Gelato Festival Challenge will give scores.

  • + WHAT DOES NOT EARN POINTS FOR THE GELATO FESTIVAL WORLD RANKING

    Points for the Gelato Festival World Ranking were not earned by participation in a Challenge before 2018 or the mere participation in a stage of the Gelato Festival before 2018. Points are also not awarded for placement on the podium in editions where the second and third places did not receive awards.

  • + HOW TO CALCULATE THE POINTS FOR THE GELATO FESTIVAL WORLD RANKING

    The points system is based on a victory of a stage of the Gelato Festival, which is worth 36 points. Participation and placement in each event are worth fractions or multiples of this index.

    ·      Attendance: 2
    ·      High ranking: 4
    ·      Gela-to-go: 6
    ·      Kids jury: 6
    ·      Technical jury: 12
    ·      Popular jury: 12
    ·      3rd place: 18
    ·      2nd place: 24
    ·      1st place: 36

    The other events assign points based on some coefficients:

    ·      Gelato Festival Challenge since 2018: multiply per 0,25 the score of Gelato Festival stage
    ·      Approved Event since 2018: multiply per 0,25 the score of Gelato Festival stage
    ·      Carpigiani Day: multiply per 1.50 the score of Gelato Festival stage
    ·     Finals: multiply per 2 the score of Gelato Festival stage
    ·      Special events: multiply per 3 the score of Gelato Festival stage
    ·      Final of Gelato Festival World Masters: multiply per 4 the score of Gelato Festival stage

  • + WHAT ARE "CROWNS”

    Those who achieve a particularly high score will see it translated into "crowns" – a symbol of the success achieved in the standings, along the lines of the triumphal crown used in classical mythology to symbolise wisdom and glory – from one to a maximum of five. They are assigned according to brackets:

    ·      1 crown: 72 to 108 points
    ·      2 crowns: 109 to 180 points
    ·      3 crowns: 181 to 252 points
    ·      4 crowns: 253 to 360 points
    ·      5 crowns: more than 361 points

  • + SUMMING OF POINTS FOR THE GELATO FESTIVAL WORLD RANKING

    In principle the points relative to the placements earned by gelato artisans (e.g. technical jury + popular jury) are summed, but not those deriving from participation (e.g. participation + high ranking).

    The points of the Kids Jury and Gela-to-go are added to the positions earned since their value does not affect the final ranking of stage winners.

    The scores of the podium and juries (technical and popular) are not added to those obtained for participation and high ranking because they are already included in the final placement.

    The results of the podium are not added to those of the individual juries (technical and popular) because the winners of the jury scores is determined by being the first in the standings among those who are not already on the podium. In other words, the winners of the popular and technical juries is the gelato artisan with the highest standing among those who are not already on the podium.

  • + CAN I LOSE POINTS?

    Yes, not participating in at least one event in more than two years results in the lost of two points at the end of the second year of inactivity.

  • + ARE MY POINTS BOUND TO A SINGLE FLAVOUR?

    Not necessarily: there are some events – like the Gelato Festival World Masters – that require the gelato artisan to compete with the same flavour he or she won with at the Gelato Festival, but beyond these specific cases a gelato artisan can earn points by competing in different years with different flavours.

  • + IS THE RANKING UPDATED AFTER EVERY COMPETITION?

    No, since it is an annual ranking it will be updated every year at Sigep. At that time it will be possible to see who's up, who's down, who's earned points or lost points and/or crowns.

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