09 Apr 2017

Sunday 09 April 2017

Bowl of Heaven, a Young Enterprise Scheme business founded by a group of Year 13 King’s students, were on campus on Thursday 6 April delivering organic, gluten and dairy-free smoothie bowls.

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Paige Robertson (Taylor), Tamati Panoho (Parnell) and Dario Wickstead (Peart). 

The student-run business, which operates out of a food truck, sat by the Pavilion at morning tea and lunch time, boasting queues of students eager to try their delicious smoothie bowls.   

The business, founded in the early weeks of the Term, is beginning to take off, ably headed by students Tamati Panoho (Parnell), Paige Robertson (Taylor) and Dario Wickstead (Peart). The group managed to sell around 60 smoothie bowls to fellow classmates during the day and are hoping to come back on Campus in Term 2 and 3.

The group received guidance throughout the process of setting up their business from the Young Enterprise regional coordinator and also gained the enthusiastic support of other business leaders and entrepeneurs at the recent Young Enterprise e-day on Tuesday 28 February. 

Bowl of Heaven have an active social media presence on both Instagram and Facebook and aim to grow the business further, offering their service at local markets and major events, such as the 2017 Auckland Marathon.  

The day’s work proved extremely successful, as they sold out of product.

Panoho says they are excited about the success and are looking to expand the business but need to make sure they can provide a quality level of service.

“Today was a great first trial run and success for our company. We are interested in expanding further but are committed to making sure we don’t have to turn people away and that we can satsify each and every customer that we serve.”

You can check out Bowl of Heaven’s Instagram account here and Facebook account here.

The students ensured they abided by the College’s Health and Safety policies in this activity.