We make luxurious dairy-free gelato that lets you "have it all"...
a delicious, healthier, planet-friendly dessert.
We believe strongly in the power of the conscientious consumer. Your food dollars matter. What you choose to put in your mouth makes a difference and should meet each of these important criteria.
Our overarching mission and these five factors in our framework influence every decision we make, from ingredients we source to organizations we partner with to plans for how to grow the company.
And since a big part of ethics is transparency, we plan on releasing an annual mission report to show exactly what we've accomplished -- and where we're still short.
Here's what inspires us:
WE LOVE FOOD. It excites us and inspires us; it invades our dreams and fuels lengthy conversations; it promises a smile and it helps us live in the moment. Food connects us, one human to another.
WE HAVE STRONG VALUES. We care deeply about our bodies, our society, and our world.
We don’t want to choose between those things. We want them all. At the same time. No more sacrifice, no more compromise. Not for us, and not for anyone else.
We are part of the growing movement of people fed up with settling – chefs and farmers, journalists and dietitians, parents and students, and people just like you – who are trying to change the status quo.
Gelato is our contribution.
Food has always played a central role in my family, and growing up with our mom’s homemade ice cream store instilled in my sister and me a deep love of high quality ice cream in particular.
Later, having read books such as In Defense of Food by Michael Pollan, I began to consider the impact of what I was eating beyond taste alone – what was it doing to my body, to our planet, to our society? I started shifting toward a minimally-processed, mostly plant-based diet.
But I had a problem. Back in 2010 I couldn’t find any really good dairy-free ice cream in the stores. So I started tinkering around in my kitchen. And what began as a quest to solve a personal need quickly morphed into obsession, and ultimately into Revolution Gelato.
Part of the motivation in starting the business was entrepreneurial excitement, but also I knew that there would be many other people who would benefit from this kind of product. And they wouldn’t have it if I didn’t do something – finally, here was a way I could contribute and make a positive difference.
Five years later, after many setbacks and bringing my sister Leah into the team, we have our gelato in regular production and out on the market, where it’s winning hearts, stomachs, and awards.
~ Jared Olkin, Founder
Jared Olkin, Founder (brother)
Jared creates recipes, develops the business strategy, and oversees sales and marketing efforts. Prior to working full-time on Revolution Gelato, he spent three years as a strategy & operations consultant at Deloitte Consulting.
Favorite flavor: Chocolate Fantasy
Leah Sitkin, VP Retail Operations (sister)
Leah runs our scoop shop and oversees all special events. She brings seven years of experience in food & event catering and as manager at their mother’s ice cream store.
Favorite flavor: Cardamom Kiss
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