Since 2010


Born as the son of a Pastry Chef, I have always been surrounded by sweets and treats.


My name is Bas van Haaren and since 2010 I have been working in the Gelato business. Today, I am one of the official teachers of the Carpigiani Gelato University. Both at the headquarters in Bologna, Italy. As well as in the Benelux department. And I collaborate as deputy manager with 'Gelato Factory'. An artisan Gelateria in the heart of Antwerp, Belgium. Besides that, I globally assist starting entrepreneurs in the process of opening their Gelateria.

After finishing my degree in Marketing Management in the Netherlands in 2009, I decided that that was not for me. I traveled to Italy to increase my knowledge of Gelato. To become a Gelatiere, I studied all courses and took an internship at the Carpigiani Gelato University in Bologna. Besides studying Gelato, I took various coffee- and chocolate related courses and I worked in some of the top-50 finest hotels and restaurants in the world.

Over the past few years, I have been involved in various Gelato projects in the Netherlands and abroad. Such as the opening of the first Gelateria in Estonia and Gelaterias on the island of Aruba. I have had my own Gelato business on the Caribbean island of Saba. There, I had the great honor to serve my Gelato to the Dutch Royal Family during their last visit to Saba.

​See here the links to the websites of my main collaborations.