Meet the members of the 2016 Gelato Team USA: Dirk Koeppenkastrop, Michele Pompei, Tim Brown, and Chris Foltz. The team will compete for the title of 2016 World Gelato Champions at the 7th edition of the Gelato World Cup. “We are very excited to have a team of world class, competitive chefs,” says team captain Koeppenkastrop. Team manager John Hui is excited to be working with “our team of highly decorated and experienced pastry chefs. Chris Foltz is not only an experienced chef, but holds three ice carving and four wood carving world champion titles.” Gelato Team USA sponsors include ingredient manufacturer Stella and equipment manufacturer Cattabriga. The World Gelato Cup is a bi-annual marquee event at SIGEP, the International Exhibition of Artisan Gelato, Confectionery and Bakery Goods in Rimini, Italy. The competition is scheduled for January 23-25, 2016. For information about the Gelato World Cup at SIGEP, visit www.riminifiera.it.