At that time we decided to focus on the solution rather than the problem. When you believe, you don’t have to see the entire staircase, you just have to take the first step. With unwavering faith, we did just that. The “how” began unfolding before our eyes…
While attending English classes in the evenings, we worked hard during the day bringing our equipment up to American code. Long hours of hard labor left us with frayed nerves and exhaustion. We continued to persevere, never losing sight of our goal. We found marvelous people that were willing to help, we learned English, and we focused on our dream. Most importantly, we focused on the outcome, not the process.
After fourteen strenuous months, our treasured Italian equipment was approved by both the Department of Agriculture and the Food and Drug Administration. It was the first and only equipment of its kind to be authorized for production of gelato for wholesale by any American federal authority.
We became the first manufacturer of authentic, artisanal Gelato and Sorbet in the United States of America.
That day was June 12, 1997. Our manufacturing license was issued.