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Advanced Gourmet Equipment and Design offers education and consulting along with ice cream and gelato equipment, supplies, product and complete support for those wishing to open a new retail shop, add frozen desserts to an existing shop or simply research the many opportunities within the field.

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 About Advanced Gourmet Equipment and Design

Advanced Gourmet Equipment and Design offers education and consulting along with ice cream and gelato equipment, supplies, product and complete support for those wishing to open a new retail shop, add frozen desserts to an existing shop or simply research the many opportunities within the exciting frozen dessert industry. 

Clients throughout the U.S. agree that AG is the most capable and professional source within the frozen dessert industry offering hands on training as well as industry specific knowledge and data required to establish a thorough business plan.  Each individual and every successful venture must define their unique ideas and fully define the major aspects of their business plan in order to set out on a successful path.  The Advanced Gourmet team of professionals are dedicated to being there every step of the way as clients ideas and dreams unfold.

Throughout their careers, the owners have worked with chains like Cold Stone Creamery, Marble Slab, Maggie Moos, Bruesters, Hard Rock Cafe , and have helped open hundreds of ice cream and gelato shops throughout the United States and Canada, including their own: Summerfield Creamery.

Meet the Advanced Gourmet Team


Jim Hall - Ice Cream & Gelato Equipment and Display Cabinets


Jim Hall

In addition to serving as president of Carpigiani-USA during an impressive decade of sustained growth Jim Hall’s background in organizational development and finance enables him to provide vast experience in the oversight of and vision for the Advanced Gourmet organization. Jim has been an innovative leader in the frozen dessert industry in the United States for over a decade and has developed a passion for the evolving, exciting and varied frozen dessert industry.

Jim Marmion - Ice Cream & Gelato Equipment and Display Cases


Jim Marmion

With a strong desire to provide superior, high quality support to his clients, Jim Marmion is widely known in the frozen dessert industry for his dedication to excellence.   In addition to working closely with many individuals throughout the U.S. as they enter the frozen dessert business, Jim has an industry-wide reputation for his positive support and guidance with frozen dessert chains such as Cold Stone Creamery, Maggie Moos, Whole Foods Market, and others as their successful concepts have unfolded over the years.

Wally Becker - Ice Cream & Gelato Equipment, Pacojet and Frozen Dessert Display Cases


Wally Becker

Wally Becker, head of Advanced Gourmet Technical Division, has over 20 years experience in the frozen dessert equipment industry working with Stoelting and Carpigiani. Wally is responsible for all operational, technical and mechanical support relating to Advanced Gourmet including after sales service, installation, national technical training and support.  He has trained and overseen national service agents throughout North America in providing technical support to retail restaurants and frozen dessert establishments.