Righteous Gelato Academy Experience

Righteous Gelato Academy Experience


Where gelato dreams come true. Experience a behind the scenes look at where all the magic happens. In 90 minutes you’ll get a tour of our HQ, a glimpse into our culture and history as well as the opportunity to craft the gelato flavour of your dreams (Yes, you are actually making it yourself!). This is a hands on gelato making experience where you and a partner will create one flavour of your choosing, and 4 pints each of your custom flavour to take home. Each person will need their own individual ticket. 

If you have an open date ticket please email experience@righteousgelato.com with your order number and your preferred date from the drop down menu below to book. 

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Gelato Academy FAQs

How often Gelato Academies run?

Right now Academies are available every Saturday, however if you are looking for a special date or time, or looking for us to host a larger group, shoot us an email to experience@righteousgelato.com and we’ll make it happen!

I have an open date ticket, what do I do?

Check out the dates we currently have available and email us with your ticket number to confirm your spot!

I want a physical ticket for a gift instead of the virtual receipt. How do I get them?

We are happy to mail you physical copies of the Gelato Academy tickets through standard mail. Please email us at experience@righteousgelato.comwith your order # and mailing address and we can get those sent to you! NOTE: Do not select ship option when checking out as this will charge you additional fees.

I have an allergy, can I still come?

Absolutely! We have tons of dairy, nut and gluten free options. Just give us a heads up at the time of your booking.

What kind of flavours can I choose from?

Malted, salted, spices, matcha, boozy, honey, maple, lavender, vanilla, caramel, coffee, peanut butter, almond, banana, smoke, pretzels, cookies, hazelnut, white chocolate, mallows, cheesecake and a daily selection of fruit purees, and more!

How old do you have to be to attend?

Everyone is welcome! But to get the full hands on experience that we want you to enjoy, it’s  best suited for those 14 and up!

What should I wear?

You do you! But you’ll want to be comfy for optimal gelato making, and best to wear closed toed shoes. We’d also recommend you save time on a fancy hairdo, as hairnets are mandatory in our kitchen.

Can I take pictures of the Factory?

Absolutely! Just make sure to tag us on social media so we can share the #GelatoLove. But seriously, if there’s any confidential information throughout your tour, your guide will let you know not to take any pics.

Where are you located?

Our HQ is located at 110 221 19th Street S.E Calgary, Alberta

Can I book further in advance?

You bet! Just shoot us an email at experience@righteousgelato.com and we can get you all set up!

Do you have parking?

We do, feel free to park in any of the Righteous parking stalls, or there’s also plenty of street parking.

Do you serve drinks?

We have Italian sodas and a full espresso bar available, but if you’d like to add something custom, just shoot us an email at experience@righteousgelato.com and we can chat!

Do you serve food?

Just Gelato, but the possibilities are endless! If you are looking to add a catering we can make that happen! Just send us an email to experience@righteousgelato.com at the time of your booking.

Can I sample your other flavours?

ABSOLUTELY! Feel free to sample any (or all) of the flavours from the case while you’re here.. Just make sure to let us know your favorite ;)


Customer Reviews

Based on 14 reviews
Banbury Lane
Banbury Loves Righteous Gelato

We did a team building event on September 10 for the tour and gelato making. It was a wild success! The tour of another small and local company was inspiring. The flavours that our group came up with all turned out amazing and the vast quantities that were taken home will be enjoyed for some time to come. I would recommend this adventure to anyone who likes fun, flavour, and supporting local.

Megan Irving
Amazing experience!!

Did this as a gift for my grandmas 77th birthday and she had a great time. Staff was super friendly and nice

Awesome Gelato Academy!

My friend and I took part in the Gelato Academy experience back in July and it was fantastic! Both Miles and Camila, who led the experience, were awesome...friendly, helpful and so enthusiastic. The tasting that started the experience was great, we got to try every flavour in the case, so yummy. Creating our own gelato flavour from all of the different options was a lot of fun, as was the actual process of making and packaging it, which was completely hands on. With Camila's help and suggestions, our flavour (caramel ice cream with peanut butter, waffle cone and chocolate flakes) turned out to be absolutely delicious! Touring the factory and hearing about the history of the company was super interesting as well. I'd recommend this to anyone to try for a fun and tasty afternoon!

Jill Mcdonald

Staff were friendly and this experience has a lot of potential, but overall it wasn’t great. When we arrived the staff seemed surprised that we had the experience booked. They were busy with customers at the gelato bar throughout our academy - needed to have a dedicated staff member for academy. We were a group of 3 and were under the impression we would each make our own flavour, but only got to make 1. In the end we had 16 containers of the same flavour and they weren’t great, as the hibiscus tea we added steeped too long and was bitter. A lot of expensive gelato that no one will be eating!
One member of our group had done the academy about 10 years ago and had a much better experience then - more personal, better factory tour (actually went inside, were shown each step and machine), smaller quantity of gelato made but all individualized flavours.
Overall, we feel like this COULD have been fantastic but was just ok.

Morgan Hannah
Fun, informative, and tasty

Glenn and Miles did an excellent job answering all of my dad’s questions about Righteous Gelato — he’s a fan — as well as helping us make the most delicious flavour! We even sampled everything!! I’d absolutely do this tour again, even if just to sample the latest.
Thank you Righteous Gelato!