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 Friday evenings and Saturdays, 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. 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.com with your order # and mailing address and we can get those sent to you or send you a digital copy by email!

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!

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 favourite ;)

Can I bring my kiddos to Gelato Academy with me?

Of course, everyone is welcome! But to ensure the safety of your little ones, for anyone under 5 years old, they unfortunately won’t be able to come into the kitchen with our mixers and machines in use, but they are more than welcome to join the tour, and of course the Gelato tastings. Our kitchen also has a glass wall so they won’t miss a single step in the gelato creation process!

Kids 5+ can come into the kitchen, with supervision of their parents, and although can’t use the mixers or machines, can see up close all the steps that go into gelato making.

Lastly, kids over 13 will require their own ticket to participate and can have the full experience from creating a flavour, actually making it themselves!


Customer Reviews

Based on 25 reviews
Tracey Brown
Fantastic Gelato

What a fantastic way to spend Valentine’s Day with your loved one!! No flowers, no dinner….just a whole lot of gelato! So much information on the how it got to be what it is today!! Thank you to Righteous Gelato for the opportunity to see behind the scenes of a great community business. Will definitely be back!!!!

Kyle Grant
Poor value for your dollar

First of all the way your experience is advertised and worded is kind of confusing.

“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.”

You’re clearly forced to do this with a partner so you should either be selling these as a packaged deal or re word the experience, $160 is A LOT of money for 8 small tubs of ice cream. It would be more interesting and engaging if there was the opportunity to play with flavours more as well.

Secondly, for $160 you should be providing guests with a complimentary drink from the cafe or bar and make this a bit more of an “experience”, provide us with snack, maybe a couple small sample pints to take home.

Thirdly, if other guests are late then that’s on you guys to lock the doors rather than wait for them and then rush us through our experience.

Fourth, skip your tour and provide the guests with a drink or cocktail. Your warehouse isn’t very interesting (sorry) but walking to the back to see two milk lines and dry storage while I wait for my gelato to freeze isn’t worth $160.

Fifth, on the tasting portion for you to only crack open 4 or 5 flavours is pretty lame and pretty cheap. The tasting should be done before making the gelato for inspiration.

Overall, the value wasn’t there and I would NOT recommend this to friends or family. You have a good idea here but need to execute it better. I think $100 would be slightly more reasonable for 2 people for the experience I had. Or $160 for me and partner to make our own flavours.

Renee Rouleau
Date night!

On the coldest day of the year we decided to make….Gelato! Crazy 🤪. But the welcoming people and the fun atmosphere made the evening creative and memorable - with some pretty amazing results! Thank you for your hospitality and warmth on such a cold day!

Dariya Patenta
Great !

This experience was fun the staff was great. The gelato making experience is nice, lots of options for gelato flavour combinations. The only thing I wish you could also do is measure out the gelato base as well as the flavour mix-in’s. But everything else was great the tasting was good the food was interesting, learning about the history and some cool stuff around the place .

D. B.
Great experience!

Bought this for my mom for her birthday, and we both had so much fun! Miles and Glenn were very friendly and knowledgeable. Such great value; in addition to a great 90 minute experience we also ended up with nine containers of our custom gelato. Would definitely recommend and do again!