Snowflake Luxury Gelato is an aspiring brand in its early ascendency. It has proven its ability to punch well above its weight from all standpoints including production, retail, innovation, communication and brand awareness. Now poised to expand internationally through franchise and take the dominant position within the London market, this is a one-off hot ticket opportunity to invest in a brand that is set to be a disruptor. With four concepts to choose from to cater for all opportunities from kiosk takeaway layouts to dine-in restaurants, robust training materials, centralised production supported with a tested global cold chain supply system, and full internationally coordinated brand and marketing support services, Snowflake Luxury Gelato represents an exciting turnkey investment opportunity for experienced F&B retail operators with excellent knowledge of their local markets.
About Snowflake Luxury Gelato
Snowflake Luxury Gelato is a rapidly growing gelateria and dessert restaurant known for its premium locations, hospitality, and uncompromising approach to sourcing the best quality ingredients. With five locations across London in premier destinations including Selfridges, Westfield Shepherds Bush, Soho, and Kensington, and with up to four new restaurant launches planned for the remainder of 2019, Snowflake has its sights firmly set on UK market leadership.
One of the things that sets Snowflake apart is its approach to innovation and media engagement. For more than two years, the company has been creating headlines worldwide with its groundbreaking concepts including the world’s most expensive ice cream, the ‘Billionaire Soft Serve’, and the ‘Avolato’, a 40% hass avocado gelato served in a real avocado shell. A quick search on Google for either of these products reveals a depth of quality coverage that achieves a reach in the many hundreds of millions. It is in part thanks to Snowflake’s disproportionally large share of voice that the five-year-old brand has had the opportunity to work with the majority of UK best known landowners.
Two guiding principles – ‘create a great product for our customers to enjoy’ and ‘serve it with a heartfelt smile’ – have been at the heart of the business since its formation in 2011. Today the company sources fine and rare ingredients from best-in-class producers all over the world. Its organic Jersey milk comes from a dedicated herd in Somerset, England. Its raspberries are handpicked in Kent at the height of the British summer and turned into sorbetto within a matter of hours. Snowflake team members understand and are proud of everything that goes into the delights they serve to customers every day. It’s that pride that shines through to inspire great service and means a gelato from Snowflake is more than just a dessert, it’s a moment of pure happiness.
Gelato, Sorbetto and Sundaes
Snowflake produces more than 100 different flavours of gelato and is always working with partners and suppliers to develop new specials. All are made with 100% natural, fine quality ingredients. These combined with traditional artisan methods of production applied by a team of Italian gelato chefs with a combined 50 years’ worth of experience, have led to Snowflake winning 26 Great Taste awards. In 2014 Snowflake was crowned the Great Taste Supreme Champion for its raspberry sorbetto making this the UK’s number 1 product. Snowflake’s menu changes throughout the year, focussing on seasonal flavours with something new for even the most regular customers to try every time. The menu encompasses a wide range of gelato-based desserts including sundaes, hot & cold desserts, and patisseria.
Snowflake shakes contain three scoops of gelato combined with a touch of organic Jersey milk. That’s all. No additional flavours are added, testament to the quality of the natural flavour profiles of the gelato. The result is a thick, generous and very much luxury shake.
Crepes and Waffles
Created by Snowflake, both recipes offer customers a warm and indulgent treat that pairs beautifully with gelato. The menu contains a number of varieties combining toppings and sauces.
Snowflake’s own blend of freshly ground coffee, prepared by skilled baristas, is popular among customers to both takeaway and enjoy with a dessert. Snowflake is also making a name for itself with an ever-increasing range of luxuriously flavoured hot chocolates. Perfect for dining in, these halfway-to-dessert hot chocolates delight customers throughout the winter days in London.
Training and Support
The Snowflake management development program is designed to teach the fundamentals of operating a Snowflake store, and to ensure managers are equipped with the skills needed to meet and exceed the standards Snowflake customers have come to expect. The training programme begins with an induction day to immerse new starters in the company’s history and culture, journey, values and purpose. It is then a working tour of the entire business with opportunities to gain hands-on experience in all aspects, from production and finance all the way through to front line customer service. Training manuals and video tutorials are shared with all team members on an ongoing basis to ensure the maintenance of knowledge and skills. These materials are supported by a programme of appraisals, audits, customer feedback reviews, and mystery shopper feedback reviews to ensure Snowflake remains at the forefront of offering excellent customer experience.
You or your partner must have a minimum of 2 years experience within the restaurant/operator industry