Fiasco Gelato – New HQ Grand Opening

Fiasco Gelato, one of Calgary’s tastiest success stories, started from humble beginnings in small brick & mortar stores around Calgary, and now is a wholesale provider of small batch gelato across the nation.

If you haven’t tried some of their products, I should just let you know that you are missing out!  With flavours ranging from Zesty Lemon to Salted Caramel to Blueberry Basil to Frozen Hot Chocolate, they have the selection to please all palates, including me, the guy without a sweet tooth.

Fiasco recently moved into their new custom made space and somehow I got an invite (THANKS HEATHER, click here to check out her blog).  After jumping around with sheer joy, I decided this would make a fantastic opportunity to give all my readers a sneak peek of the entire space.  We were told this space is an exact replication from the mind of James Boettcher, Fiasco’s Chief Idea Officer.  So here it is, the new Fiasco Gelato HQ!

Now that's curb appeal!
Now that’s curb appeal!
The Fiasco Cafe serving up coffee, gelato & fresh baked treats!
The Fiasco Cafe serving up coffee, gelato & fresh baked treats!
The Fiasco Cafe Menu!
The Fiasco Cafe Menu!
Oh wait, they also sell homemade marshmallows!
Oh wait, they also sell homemade marshmallows!
Happiness!!
Happiness!!
Fiasco Swag!
Fiasco Swag!
The amazingly delicious gelato counter!
The amazingly delicious gelato counter!  Zesty Lemon, my favorite!
Gelato 2
12 distinct flavors available at any time!
Passionfruit Rosemary, sounds like it doesn't work but trust me it is amazing!
Passionfruit Rosemary, sounds like it doesn’t work but trust me it is amazing!
Mint Stracciatella, for those that enjoy a bit of sweetness.
Mint Stracciatella, for those that enjoy a bit of sweetness.

Now those pictures are just of the Fiasco Cafe, which you see right as you walk in the door.  After standing in awe of cafe, we made our way to the back of the HQ.

What's a grand opening without food!
What’s a grand opening without food!
Some funky furniture!
Some funky furniture!
Funky lights too!
Funky lights too!
Team Fiasco hanging out.
Team Fiasco hanging out.

From there we were introduced to Mike, who has the tough job of selling Fiasco’s tasty treats. Mike took us upstairs to show us where all these creative people work.

Up we go!
Up we go!
Taking open concept to a new level!
Taking open concept to a new level!
The Think Tank!
The Think Tank!
Some creative decorating.
Some creative decorating.
A couch attached to a cubicle?!  Genius!
A couch attached to a cubicle?! Genius!
The
The “kitchen”. Yes, they have working taps of Village beer a few feet from their desks!
There's more to come in the space!
There’s more to come in the space!
Our tour guide Mike thought he lost us!
Our tour guide Mike thought he lost us!

One of my favourite parts of the new HQ, outside the gelato of course, is the wall art!  It is a mix of inspiring messages, some bright colors and just overall fun!

#LoveThisCity
#LoveThisCity
The Wall of Fame.
The Wall of Fame.
Some pieces from the old space made it over.
Some pieces from the old space made it over.
Wall Art 4
#GetShitDone

Wall Art 6

The Tasty Wall.  Yes, the glare is not my friend.
The Tasty Wall. Yes, the glare is not my friend.
Wall Art
Words of Wisdom!
#Truth
#Truth

The kitchen is a great big space but was pretty empty during our tour, which was expected as everyone was out enjoying the party!  But there’s always at least one person pumping out fresh gelato!

Fresh gelato!
Fresh gelato!

Small Batches

Ingredients
Yes, these are actual ingredients used in Fiasco’s creations!
Willy Wonka's Gelato Factory!
Willy Wonka’s Gelato Factory!

The bad news is this concludes your sneak peek of the new Fiasco Gelato HQ.  The good news is the Fiasco Cafe is now open, so you should all go check out the new space and indulge in some sweet treats!!

In closing, this picture pretty much sums up my feelings!

Took the words out of my mouth!
Took the words out of my mouth!

It was a pleasure meeting James, Ashley, Mike, Brittany and the entire awesome Fiasco Team!  Thanks for having me guys, you’ll be seeing me all the time now!

Fiasco Gelato HQ & Test Kitchen

110 221 19th St SE
Calgary Alberta   T2E 7M2
403.452.3150

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