PUNTOITALY No33 - January 2023

The greatest job in the world The alarm goes off at 6 AM. I get ready and arrive at the headquarters. Three very intense days await me, with non-stop training from 9 AM to 6 PM (only a short break for lunch is planned). I have a delicate task: to convey to the students the enthusiasm for what I believe is the greatest job in the world. It will not only be a matter of “teaching” how to prepare Italian gelato: I need to promote the image of this authentic symbol of Made in Italy excellence... ... That’s it. I presented, discussed, produced, tasted and instilled the idea of gelato. Sometimes I rejoiced and sometimes I suffered, but I am sure I was able to convey the message that is most dear to me. The final applause and the requests to take a picture with me were very gratifying. Someone even told me: “You, sensei (master) Pino, are the ambassador of Italian gelato in Japan”. Who knows. One thing is certain: I was there. 37