About Gelato World Tour

Learn the art, Taste the flavors, Vote for your favorite.

The Gelato World Tour is on its way to the next destination. The Gelato World Tour will be held in Austin right in the home of an iconic landmark.

Sixteen of the best gelato artisans chefs from the United States will compete to create the world’s best gelato flavour. Catch all the action live while each chef will produce a unique flavor right infront of your eyes. Get a chance to taste and vote for your favourite flavour.

This event is brought to you by Carpigiani Gelato University, Sigep. Gelato World Tour is open to the public, with free entry. You can participate in free gelato demonstrations to learn about thwe culture of gelato, the difference between gelato and ice cream, and meet the best gelato artisans from the United States!

Event Date: May 9th – 11th, 2014

Event Venue: Republic Square Park, Downtown Austin, TX, USA

Our mission is to spread the culture of Italian gelato, a fresh artisan food product to the general public throughout the world.

Learn how to make Gelato

Want to taste the best gelato flavors from the United States and Canada?

The Gelato Ticket can be purchased at the INFO POINT located in the Gelato World Tour Village at Republic Square, Austin.

With the Gelato Ticket, you can become a part of the jury, voting for the Best Gelato of the United States and Canada. The top three flavors will go onto to represent the North America and will compete for the title of World’s Best Gelato.

Each ticket holder can vote for a favorite flavor and participate in the Taste & Win contest to win an Ipad.


Entry to the Village is FREE and there are various demonstrations and events going on during the event, May 9th – 11th.

Just a few of them are:

What is Gelato? Mini-course by Carpigiani Gelato University

So you want to open a gelato shop? Educational workshop by IFI on how to design successful gelato shops

Become a gelatiere! Discover the 4 week complete curriculum on gelato by Carpigiani Gelato University

Discover the 1000 flavours of Gelato Mini-course organised by MEC3