We bring happiness to the world by throwing global festivals, producing the most prestigious gelato tournament in the world, and packaging it all up into pints (and even better, full-size pans!) of artisanal gelato so you can experience the same joy of Gelato Festival at your favorite restaurant or right at home.
Behind it all, our passionate team is driven by a deep love for gelato – everyone’s favorite frozen Italian dessert – and our appreciation for the artisanal skill that goes into every scoop. Churning up a rich and creamy, velvety-smooth gelato is an art – so we decided to seek out the best gelato in the world and share it with you.
We held the first Gelato Festival competition in Italy over 10 years ago, and since then, Gelato Festival World Masters has become one of the most-followed food events in the world. Every four years, the world’s top gelato chefs gather in Italy to compete for the tastiest title of World Master. It’s the ultimate showdown of gelato artistry, pride, passion, and flavor innovation.
On the road to the World Finals, we hold a series of qualifying Gelato Festival competitions in over 22 countries – up to 50 events per year! – to find the crème de la crème of the gelato world and determine who’ll go on to represent their homeland on our world stage.
Every Gelato Festival is a heated culinary competition and a celebration of the world’s most delicious frozen dessert all in one. Competing chefs whip up never-before-seen gelato recipes especially for the tournament and battle it out to blow your taste buds away. It’s the sweetest showdown in town. Only the best make it to Gelato Festival World Masters – the final world championship event where gelato greatness is crowned!
We also maintain the official Gelato Festival World Ranking – the definitive list of the best artisanal gelato chefs around the globe, ranking the top gelato artisans who’ve competed in our Gelato Festival tournaments since 2011.
Now we’re bringing the world’s best gelato to you with our own Gelato Festival retail pints and wholesale pans (including dairy-free options!). We’ve curated the best recipes featured in our global competitions from award-winning gelato masters. Visit our flagship store in Los Angeles, discover our gelato in local restaurants and on grocery store shelves, or order limited-edition flavors online for delivery to your door. It’s happiness in a scoop!