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
    213 points
  • 3 Maurizio Melani
    180 points
  • 4 Paolo Pomposi
    171 points
  • 5 Bella Gelateria
    164 points
  • 6 Fabrizo Fenu
    162 points
  • 7 Mike Guerriero
    150 points
  • 8 Massimiliano Scotti
    147 points
  • 9 Francesco Mastroianni
    141 points
  • 10 Gabriele Scarponi
    138 points
  • 11 Savannah G. Lee
    122 points
  • 12 Osvaldo Palermo
    120 points
  • 13 John Crowl
    114 points
  • 14 Angelo Lollino
    108 points
  • 14 Giacomo Canteri
    108 points
  • 15 Giampiero Burgio
    105 points
  • 15 Guido Cortese
    105 points
  • 16 Giampaolo Doti
    100 points
  • 17 Vincenzo Lenci
    99.5 points
  • 18 Leonardo La Porta
    99 points
  • 19 Rosario Nicodemo
    98 points
  • 20 Sam Crowl
    96 points
  • 21 Francesca Marrari
    87 points
  • 22 Diego Comparin
    84 points
  • 22 Ezequiel Gomez Garofalo
    84 points
  • 23 Ádám Fazekas
    81 points
  • 24 Maria Liliana Biondo
    80 points
  • 25 Giampaolo Porrino
    79 points
  • 26 Celal Karaarslan
    78 points
  • 27 Alessandro Croce
    75 points
  • 28 Antonio Mezzalira
    72 points
  • 28 Daniela Lince Ledesma
    72 points
  • 28 Guido De Rocco
    72 points
  • 28 Keisuke Katayama
    72 points
  • 28 Luca De Rocco
    72 points
  • 28 Marco Venturino
    72 points
  • 29 Lavinia Mannucci
    70 points
  • 30 Taseer
    64 points
  • 31 Francesco Sottilaro
    63 points
  • 31 Renato Marchese
    63 points
  • 31 Riccardo Caruso
    63 points
  • 32 Akash Vaghela
    62 points
  • 32 Francesco Bontempo
    62 points
  • 33 Elvis Bogicevic
    60.5 points
  • 34 Andrea Zanella
    60 points
  • 34 Katarina Rankovic
    60 points
  • 34 Michele Guerra
    60 points
  • 34 Nazario Melchionda
    60 points
  • 35 Elisabeth Stolz
    58 points
  • 36 Hosanna Amanuel
    57.5 points
  • 37 Steff Janssen
    57 points
  • 38 Olga Pinciuc
    54 points
  • 39 Claudia Trotta
    51 points
  • 39 I golosoni
    51 points
  • 40 Ersilia Caboni
    49 points
  • 41 Eugenia Sardelli
    48 points
  • 41 Gianluca Tenuzzo
    48 points
  • 41 Gianluigi Dellaccio
    48 points
  • 41 Giuseppe Ciminio
    48 points
  • 41 Ilaria Scarselli
    48 points
  • 41 Matteo de Simoni
    48 points
  • 41 Peter Bertoti
    48 points
  • 41 Toni Cafarelli
    48 points
  • 42 Giorgio Fumero
    44 points
  • 43 Emanuele Alvaro
    43.5 points
  • 44 Kathy Turek
    42 points
  • 44 Michael Meranda
    42 points
  • 44 Nicolò Arietti
    42 points
  • 44 Noel Knecht
    42 points
  • 44 Walter Bergamaschi
    42 points
  • 45 Andrea Pagnoni
    41 points
  • 45 Marco Nicolino
    41 points
  • 46 Carlos Enriquez Sanchez
    38 points
  • 46 Sierra Georgia
    38 points
  • 47 Luigi Beretta
    37 points
  • 48 Adriano Colle
    36 points
  • 48 Alberto Bati
    36 points
  • 48 Carlotta Cattani
    36 points
  • 48 Cristian Monaco
    36 points
  • 48 Daniela Zomparelli
    36 points
  • 48 Darren Swales
    36 points
  • 48 Giacomo d'Alessandro
    36 points
  • 48 Gianni Toldo
    36 points
  • 48 Lorenzo Pessina
    36 points
  • 48 Michele Brown
    36 points
  • 48 Monsuè Rullo
    36 points
  • 48 Oreste Matovani
    36 points
  • 48 Rad Dudas
    36 points
  • 48 Stefania Alibrandi
    36 points
  • 48 Stefano Mosi
    36 points
  • 48 Stefano Bonifacini
    36 points
  • 48 Vincenzo Zanfardino
    36 points
  • 49 Salvino Pappalardo
    35 points
  • 50 Frerk Veen
    29 points
  • 51 Nicola Londero
    28 points
  • 52 Luca Rizzardini
    27 points
  • 53 Robert Sigona
    26 points
  • 53 Santo Palumbo
    26 points
  • 54 Karoline Stich
    25 points
  • 55 Anne Werner
    24.5 points
  • 55 Petra Andrész
    24.5 points
  • 56 Alfonso Jarero
    24 points
  • 56 Cruz Battistini
    24 points
  • 56 Fernando Alberdi
    24 points
  • 56 Filippo Cianciosi
    24 points
  • 56 Giuseppe Lancierini
    24 points
  • 56 Guo Hongwu
    24 points
  • 56 Juan Enriquez Sanchez
    24 points
  • 56 Mary Stanley
    24 points
  • 56 Matteo Pedone
    24 points
  • 56 Niccolò Pomposi
    24 points
  • 56 Simone Mancini
    24 points
  • 56 Tonia Giordano
    24 points
  • 57 Giovanni Talo
    23 points
  • 57 Marco Corrocher
    23 points
  • 57 Vincenzo Di Noia
    23 points
  • 58 Jason Corosanite
    22 points
  • 58 Stefania Valente
    22 points
  • 59 Catia Giancola
    21 points
  • 59 Francesco Orrico
    21 points
  • 60 Maryne Poppe
    20.5 points
  • 60 Massimo Perilli
    20.5 points
  • 61 Emiddio Santonicola
    20 points
  • 62 Alessandro Squatrito
    19 points
  • 62 Gaia Mecocci
    19 points
  • 62 Matteo Grizi
    19 points
  • 63 Carla Maria Moretti
    18 points
  • 63 Fabio Cividino
    18 points
  • 63 Keewin Ong
    18 points
  • 63 Melanie Wolf
    18 points
  • 63 Rebecca Mann
    18 points
  • 63 Valentin Gava
    18 points
  • 64 Federico Sacchet
    17 points
  • 64 Giovanni Finamore
    17 points
  • 64 Mario Bevacqua
    17 points
  • 65 Munehisa Tomoyuki
    16 points
  • 65 Pasqualina Capuzzo
    16 points
  • 66 Vanessa Palatiello
    15 points
  • 67 Nicolino Bernardi
    14.5 points
  • 68 Daniele Giannecchini
    14 points
  • 68 Geri Lagati
    14 points
  • 68 Giacomo Paulato
    14 points
  • 68 Nicola Guida
    14 points
  • 68 Silvia Wdowiak
    14 points
  • 68 Vincenzo Pace
    14 points
  • 69 Giuseppe Fiore Guarascio
    13.5 points
  • 70 Attila Pálfi
    13 points
  • 70 Fabio Bernarda
    13 points
  • 70 Jose Romero
    13 points
  • 70 Manuel Bernardi
    13 points
  • 70 Renáta Somogyi
    13 points
  • 70 Vincenzo Orefice
    13 points
  • 71 Carmelo Loprestini
    12.5 points
  • 71 Gianluca Marcianò
    12.5 points
  • 71 Giovanni Musumeci
    12.5 points
  • 72 Alberto Parascandolo
    12 points
  • 72 Annalisa Morini
    12 points
  • 72 Annamaria Venezia
    12 points
  • 72 Antonio Tedesco
    12 points
  • 72 Antonio Zaccaro
    12 points
  • 72 Aroa Monge
    12 points
  • 72 Christian Mangiafico
    12 points
  • 72 Cinzia Otri
    12 points
  • 72 Costantino Montemitro
    12 points
  • 72 Daniele Napolitano
    12 points
  • 72 Davide Frontera
    12 points
  • 72 Emilio Palici
    12 points
  • 72 Emilio Panzardi
    12 points
  • 72 Fabio Comini
    12 points
  • 72 Gianluca Mosconi
    12 points
  • 72 Giulio Rocci
    12 points
  • 72 Giuseppe De Costanza
    12 points
  • 72 Ignazio Faranda
    12 points
  • 72 Ivan Savorani
    12 points
  • 72 Joanna Kuncer
    12 points
  • 72 Juan Restrepo
    12 points
  • 72 Lorenzo Bellini
    12 points
  • 72 Malgorzata Grzywa
    12 points
  • 72 Marco Berti
    12 points
  • 72 Marzia Garbin
    12 points
  • 72 Massimo Provenzano
    12 points
  • 72 Michele Falconieri
    12 points
  • 72 Monia Bellagamba
    12 points
  • 72 Natale Nappa
    12 points
  • 72 Pawel Bodziacki
    12 points
  • 72 Peter Jose
    12 points
  • 72 Riccardo Barbarossa
    12 points
  • 72 Roberto Sasso
    12 points
  • 72 Salvatore Bonomo
    12 points
  • 72 Santo Palamara
    12 points
  • 72 Scott Branan
    12 points
  • 72 Taizo Shibano
    12 points
  • 72 Thomas Marinucci
    12 points
  • 72 Viviana Castelli
    12 points
  • 72 刘宝
    12 points
  • 72 洪萍萍
    12 points
  • 73 Josef Eisl
    11 points
  • 73 Mauro Altomare
    11 points
  • 73 Pawel Petrykowski
    11 points
  • 73 Renato Dal Cin
    11 points
  • 73 Sandro De Castro
    11 points
  • 74 Giuseppe Filippone
    10 points
  • 74 Massimo Caraccioli
    10 points
  • 75 Kees Baars
    9.5 points
  • 76 Andreas Resch
    9 points
  • 76 Andrey Peroff
    9 points
  • 76 Angelo Scarfò
    9 points
  • 76 Carlo Guerriero
    9 points
  • 76 Cristian Marchese
    9 points
  • 76 Daniel Perez Fernandez
    9 points
  • 76 Daniele Taverna
    9 points
  • 76 Davide Rinaldi
    9 points
  • 76 Eloido Agiulera Quintana
    9 points
  • 76 Fabio Cipolla
    9 points
  • 76 Fabio Marasti
    9 points
  • 76 Fabio Marmorio
    9 points
  • 76 Fiorenzo Renzi
    9 points
  • 76 Ilse Kennis
    9 points
  • 76 Karl Zsolt
    9 points
  • 76 Laszlo Nagy
    9 points
  • 76 Manuela Carabina
    9 points
  • 76 Marija Skoric
    9 points
  • 76 Massimiliano Mengoni
    9 points
  • 76 Massimo Scaramucci
    9 points
  • 76 Mathieu Eyckmans
    9 points
  • 76 Mattia Meraviglia
    9 points
  • 76 Michael Dube
    9 points
  • 76 Mohamad Majd
    9 points
  • 76 Nicola Cometti
    9 points
  • 76 Nikolaos Neroladakis
    9 points
  • 76 Nissaporn Sukontachart
    9 points
  • 76 Paul Wilderink
    9 points
  • 76 Roberto Brandino
    9 points
  • 76 Roberto Pesaresi
    9 points
  • 76 Rui Sousa
    9 points
  • 76 Sandro Tomasetti
    9 points
  • 76 Sara Morani
    9 points
  • 76 Silvano Salis
    9 points
  • 76 Simone Malaggese
    9 points
  • 76 Thanasis Tsagkliotis
    9 points
  • 76 Tzvetina Zaharieva
    9 points
  • 76 Valentina Sorrentino
    9 points
  • 77 Fabio Renzi
    7.5 points
  • 78 Fabrizio Botarelli
    7 points
  • 78 Mirco Mastromarino
    7 points
  • 78 Teresa Pacheco
    7 points
  • 79 Delia Lopez Aguero
    6 points
  • 79 Roberto Culivicchi
    6 points
  • 79 Tiziano Damiano
    6 points
  • 80 Daniel Provenzano
    5 points
  • 80 Szymon Musialski
    5 points
  • 81 Wiebe De Jong
    4.5 points
  • 82 Alessandro Avamini
    4 points
  • 82 Andreas Bachofen von Echt
    4 points
  • 82 Anife Emini
    4 points
  • 82 Fabiano Franzoso
    4 points
  • 82 Fulvio Cozzi
    4 points
  • 82 Gabriele Franco
    4 points
  • 82 Gemma Ramirez Ruiz
    4 points
  • 82 Giorgio Zenaboni
    4 points
  • 82 Guido Pellegrini
    4 points
  • 82 Kinichi Takano
    4 points
  • 82 Luigi Mazzocchi
    4 points
  • 82 Michele De Somma
    4 points
  • 82 Tomomi Morikane
    4 points
  • 82 Vittorio Erniani
    4 points
  • 83 Wioletta Gbiorczyk
    3 points
  • 84 Domenico Livani
    2.5 points
  • 84 Maria Rosaria Amato
    2.5 points
  • 85 Andrea Riva
    2 points
  • 85 Antonio Carrozza
    2 points
  • 85 Antonio Volpe
    2 points
  • 85 Barbara Mugnai
    2 points
  • 85 Daniela Baroncini
    2 points
  • 85 Daniele Riggillo
    2 points
  • 85 Domenico Fargnoli
    2 points
  • 85 Domenico Lucchese
    2 points
  • 85 Jakub Janiuk
    2 points
  • 85 John Scafide
    2 points
  • 85 Luca Marenco
    2 points
  • 85 Marco Feletti
    2 points
  • 85 Michele Marchese
    2 points
  • 85 Nicolò Patrick Borelli
    2 points
  • 85 Piero Mascia
    2 points
  • 85 Sara di Giannantonio
    2 points
  • 85 Stefania Fattor
    2 points
  • 85 Stefano Gariboldi
    2 points
  • 85 Valentina Ciciriello
    2 points
  • 85 Veruska Cardellicchio
    2 points
  • 86 Giovanni Castaldo
    1 points
  • 86 Giovanni Giargiana
    1 points
  • 87 Adriano Panzera
    0.5 points
  • 87 Aldo Chilà
    0.5 points
  • 87 Andrea Florioli
    0.5 points
  • 87 Andrea Martinelli
    0.5 points
  • 87 Brett Amort
    0.5 points
  • 87 Carlo Nicolai
    0.5 points
  • 87 Caterina Iannazzo
    0.5 points
  • 87 Chiara Donadelli
    0.5 points
  • 87 Christian Pederzoli
    0.5 points
  • 87 Cinzia Del Dotto
    0.5 points
  • 87 Dirk Kiefer
    0.5 points
  • 87 Enrico Giaroli
    0.5 points
  • 87 Federico Sinibaldi
    0.5 points
  • 87 Giorgio Barassi
    0.5 points
  • 87 Giovanni Imperiale
    0.5 points
  • 87 Giuseppe Damiano Schembri
    0.5 points
  • 87 Giuseppe Scornavacca
    0.5 points
  • 87 Guntram Kreissl
    0.5 points
  • 87 Hurbert Kumaasi
    0.5 points
  • 87 Jan Sabat
    0.5 points
  • 87 Jitka Strnadova
    0.5 points
  • 87 Kinga Godyn
    0.5 points
  • 87 Leonardo Fortino
    0.5 points
  • 87 Lidia Mandarino
    0.5 points
  • 87 Marco Mazzola
    0.5 points
  • 87 Moira Covilli
    0.5 points
  • 87 Parry Sohi
    0.5 points
  • 87 Salvatore Di Paola
    0.5 points
  • 87 Silvano Soravia
    0.5 points
  • 87 Stefano Vulcano
    0.5 points
  • 87 Vito Di Stefano
    0.5 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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