Classes Testimonials

Art of Gelato

What Students are Saying about Instructor Maria Coassin's Classes

Uli & Ryan of Gelateria Uli named one of the top Gelato shops in the USA first year open.

“Investing in your class was, so far, the best decision we’ve made since plunging into the gelato world. Between Maria’s instruction and the comfortable environment you provided, it was both educational and enjoyable. Maria said that small business is all about the people. You’re people I’m glad to have on our side.”
~ Ryan Vaillancourt, Gelateria Uli – Los Angeles, CA

"Having the opportunity to interact with Maria in such an intimate setting afforded each member at the workshop an unrivaled behind the scenes understanding of what it takes to get started in the gelato business. Hands-on, in depth, extremely worthwhile...these are just a few of the words I would use to describe my experience."
~ Edward Collins – New Jersey

"I have been working on gelato making for about two years. I have a fabulous machine but my results were hit and miss. The mistakes I was making were easily identified and corrected and now I feel ready to jump into this business with both feet. This course was a great investment that I would do again and again."
~ Brad Pusey – Utah

"Thank you Maria, and Equipment & Concepts for this workshop. I'm so thankful for the opportunity to learn first-hand from someone with experience in not only making gelato but from someone who has brought their business to a level that is unique and successful. It's inspiring me as I venture into the business this year."
~ Evangeline Roxas-Butlig – EvanAngelos Gelateria, Carson, CA

"A fantastic workshop covering all aspects of a gelato business. The workshop was above my expectations. Maria is a font of knowledge, and her passion for quality gelato is infectious. She shares her experience openly setting up all who come to her course for success. Thank you Maria!"
~ Stine Milne – Leucadia Liscious, Encinitas, CA

"Equipment & Concepts and Maria Coassin are doing an amazing work to promote the real, authentic, all natural, Italian gelato. Sharing knowledge is very generous and the human kind will just benefit from good gelato. Keep it sweet!"
~ Paola Richard – Gaia Gelato, Carlsbad, CA

“I got my money’s worth by lunch time on day one! I have been running my small business for a bit over a year with a lot of success. Spending just a few days with Maria has been eye opening and fascinating and I see my product and sales going to the next level starting immediately! Thanks to all, well worth it.”
~ Marianne Cozzolino, Jenny and Frank’s Artisan Gelato – PA

“Incredible experience! Extremely helpful & completely transformed my perspective on how to produce the best gelato/ice cream along with establishing a balanced set of recipes. Two days that I know were essential in the success of my business.”
~ Colby Bennett—Blue Spruce, OK

“The workshop was worth every penny. Maria is a priceless source of information and experience. She tells it like it is and brings her passion in her teaching.”
~ Ambra Schettini, FL

“If you think you have an understanding of gelato production, you will be surprised. Many of your assumptions will be corrected and you will learn how to begin making your product on a new quantum level.”
~ Frank Bailey, FCB Desserts

“I admire Maria with all my heart. This was the best class and education that I ever had in so short a time. Not boring—interesting—a lot of useful information. Maria has a great personality, is a great teacher, and I will recommend the class to everybody.”
~ Johann Sitter, Kings Biergarten & Restaurant, Texas