WE ARE DOING OUR BEST TO GET BACK TO THE WAY THINGS USED TO BE... 

 

Simple, honest, and filled with passion.
In our constant and unwavering pursuit for greatness, we are committed to enriching people's lives, one tiny spoonful at a time. 

 

 

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HUMBLE BEGINNINGS

Fiasco was started in 2003 by a gentleman named Matt Wilson. He knew that Calgary deserved amazing gelato, made by old world standards. Matt’s friendship with James Boettcher, who helped with design strategy, constantly developed and ultimately sent Fiasco down a whole new path.

In 2009 James acquired Fiasco, reduced it to one storefront, and re-invented the brand. Soon after, the store was gutted by a fire. The lease renewal, only 6 months later, made it impossible to continue and James spent the the first half of 2010 rethinking business. Finding a garage to make the first few batches, then a 100ft commissary space. 

As a team we have stared adversity in the face and always prevailed. In 2012 we moved, to what we now refer to as ‘The little Gelato shop that Could’ where we transformed into a wholesale purveyor of the some of the finest Italian Ice Cream in Canada- with a commitment to changing the way business is done. We put people and purpose above all else and thought more about our community and impact than how much we have left at the end of the day. But as the company went from 5 employees, to 25 over a couple years, we quickly felt the growing pains of our beloved “A20” not being big enough for us anymore.

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FIASCO HQ &
GELATO FACTORY


 

In August, 2015 we took a huge step and moved into our new HQ, and opened the doors to our Fiasco Gelato Factory and Coffee Bar. Not only do we sell Gelato by the scoop and by the pint, but our coffee bar also offers espresso drinks using Cafe Rosso Espresso.

Our only retail location is also where all our gelato is hand crafted. You can take a peek through the windows at our kitchen and see where all the magic happens. Tours of our space are always welcomed - we love to give a behind the scenes look at what goes on at Fiasco everyday. 



Five simple words that acknowledge our commitment to legendary service backed by quality craftsmanship. We're not a Gelato company. We're far more than that. We started by making delicious, tiny spoonfuls of heaven - and we still do. But our mission and vision is to have a measurable impact on how the world looks at employment, business, and what we deserve as consumers. We just happen to do it by making Gelato.  
 

 

"FIND A WAY
TO YES."

THANKS TO THIS GROUP OF WEIRDOS,
WE CAN DO WHAT WE LOVE EVERY SINGLE DAY.


James B
Chief Idea Officer & CEO

Britt
Chief Brand Cheerleader 

Ayra
Design Visionary

Steph H
Visual Creative & Social Media

Jake
Key Partner Relations Lead - West

Mike
Key Partner Relations Lead - East

Justin
Sales & Marketing Analyst

Devin
Partner Relations Specialist

Tierney
YVR Partner Relations Specialist

Talia
People Potential & Culture Lead

Sarah
Experience Lead

Morgan
Executive Assistant

Garrett
Money Boss & Financial Lead

Andrew O  
Mini Money Boss  

Keltie
Director of First Impressions

Harrison
Brand Ambassador

 

 

Richard
Operations Consultant

James O
Production Lead

Marilyn
Experience Coordinator & Gelatiere

Amy 
Gelato Aficionado

River
Gelato Aficionado

Annie
Junior Gelatiere

Camila
Junior Gelatiere

Steph O
Junior Gelatiere

Max
Warehouse & Shipping Lead

Evan
Director of Last Impressions

John B
Facilities & Special Projects

Aaron Bruce
Warehouse Support

Mike E
Warehouse Support

Shaka
Official Mascot

 



IT'S EMPOWERING.

Sure, it's easier to send it to the landfill, dump it down the drain, and pay less for certain things like cups and spoons. But our team at Fiasco knows that every move we make has an impact on our community & environment. The decision making is easy for us when it comes to how we handle sustainability. Every move matters. Because we can make a difference in the world by doing the right thing. We call it putting our money where our mouth is. 

 
 
 
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B CORPORATION

BULLFROG POWER & NEST

HOP COMPOST

LEAF CERTIFICATION

LIVING WAGE

MEAL SHARE

REAP

UNITED WAY OF CALGARY

B Corps meet rigorous standards of social and environmental performance, accountability, and transparency. 

With our Nest Thermostats & Bullfrog green energy we are reducing our usage and carbon footprint.

With the help of Kevin and his team, we divert 95% waste from the landfill and will be ZERO waste by the end of 2016.

Compostable products, recycled materials, and sustainable ingredients. All of our trucks are certified.

Caring for your people means ensuring they have enough to live. As a living wage leader we are accountable to our people.

$1 from every feature gelato can provide a real meal to someone in need, it's pretty powerful stuff.

We respect the earth and all people. Buy local, invest in your community, be a smart consumer.

We are invested in doing good in our community, with the help of United Way.

 

 

WE'RE ALWAYS ON THE LOOKOUT FOR HUSTLE, TALENT & GRIT.

Handcrafting our Gelato, telling our story, designing, number crunching, delivering, pouring a perfect latte, and even making team lunches, we do it all ourselves, in-house. Think you got what it takes?

To see a real time list of
opportunities available,
visit our hiring site below