Thank you for expressing interest in Schakolad Chocolate Factory. Owning a business is a dream held by many, although for most, it remains just a dream. By contacting us you have taken a giant step in achieving that dream, and making it a reality.
The mission of Schakolad Chocolate Factory is to create the finest and freshest chocolates by making them on premises using the finest raw materials. Schakolad customers will always receive a superior product that when enjoyed will produce a sensational feeling, and should agree that it is the best chocolate they have ever tasted. We wish to make Schakolad Chocolate Factory the premier chocolate maker in the U.S. and international markets.
With more than 40 years of combined experience in the chocolate industry, Baruch Schaked, co-founder of Schakolad Chocolate Factory and his son Edgar, will teach you the art of chocolate confectionery. Your training in production will range from simple chocolate shapes to the most delicious truffles you have ever tasted. We will guide you through the process step by step until you are able to prepare the products yourself.
Schakolad (pronounced shaq-oh-LAD) - a combination of "Schaked" and "Chocolate" - is a name associated with three generations of chocolate making. Baruch Schaked, co-founder of Schakolad, has been a chocolate maker since 1969. He began his career as a chocolatier in Argentina while working for his father-in-law, Gustavo Bar, who was the owner of one of South America`s largest chocolate factories.
Mr. Schaked traveled extensively throughout Europe to participate in courses and seminars at prestigious schools where he mastered the art of chocolate making. His education and passion paid off in the form of numerous first place awards for his scrumptious, handmade truffles at the world-renown Fontainebleau Chocolate Festival.
And, that is just the beginning of the story.
The Schaked`s chocolate adventure really got started when Baruch Schaked announced that he was selling his chocolate shop in South Florida in order to retire. His son, Edgar, determined to keep the family`s passion alive, scrapped his engineering career to continue the family legacy. In 1995, the first Schakolad Chocolate Factory opened in Winter Park, Florida. In 1999, Schakolad began franchising their unique system, creating national and international awareness as the producers of fine quality chocolates using only the highest quality ingredients.
Although recognition is spreading, Schakolad is determined to stay true to the nostalgia and personal service of the corner family owned chocolateria by making their chocolates fresh, on premises, at each location.
Products & Services
Picture a lady walking by the front of a Schakolad Chocolate Factory store. She watches as we dip a fresh strawberry into the "river of chocolate." We take the fruit out of the chocolate, and notice her eyes widen at the sight of the chocolate dipped-berry. The wonderful aroma of chocolate invites her into the store.
As she enters the store, we offer her a freshly dipped strawberry as a sample. Watch the expression on her face as she tastes the sweet fruit. Do you think she will be tempted to buy a box of fresh Schakolad chocolates, or even become a repeat customer?
The Schakolad Chocolate Factory concept is truly unique. Retail sale of hand-made, fine chocolates made on premises for customers to watch. With an European flare and an award-winning taste, Schakolad Chocolate Factory attracts the discriminate customers with the affinity for quality products. From corporate gift giving to business hotels, Schakolad Chocolate Factory caters to everyone's needs.
Training & Support
We will train you and provide you with the necessary tools to succesfully reach these markets in order to increase your sales. You will have access to custom created sales brochures to target these different sectors. The possibilities are endless...
The Schakolad Chocolate Factory concept offers a unique opportunity for you to be your own boss with the guidance of a team of successful chocolate manufacturers who will help you through all the necessary steps. Schakolad Chocolate Factory is looking for people with commitment, responsibility and determination, who enjoy high quality chocolates and are customer oriented.
Why Schakolad Chocolate Factory?
The Schakolad is unique because it provides six different income streams:
With over 40 years experience in the art of chocolate making and many awards for their chocolates, Schakolad Chocolate Factory is truly "the sweet dream" to own. Award winning chocolates and a proven marketing program will propel Schakolad Chocolate Factory into one of the premier chocolate makers in the US.
- Retail sector
- Corporate clients (business to business)
- Party and Weddings favors
- Chocolate Fountain rentals
- Chocolate Parties.
What makes Schakolad Chocolate Factory different from other chocolate franchises is that the chocolate is made fresh on premises with an european style and look. The elegance of the store is fascinating from the moment you step inside.
Are You a Good Fit for Schakolad Chocolate Factory?
What kind of investment will I need initially?
You will find a typical equipment and cost structure within this web site. We will arrange the set-up of the equipment and delivery to your store in such a way, that it will make your daily work most efficient.
Do I need to have experience in chocolate to be a Schakolad Chocolate Factory franchisee?
No. We feel that it is often easier to teach business people the business from the ground up. We will provide a thorough training program that will teach you how to run a successful Schakolad Chocolate Factory business.