Snowy Mountains Cookies, Savoury and Snacks was launched in 2006 and is proudly located in the beautiful, iconic, alpine town of Jindabyne. It was arguably Australia’s highest commercial bakery, perched at 1020 metres above sea level.
Snowy Mountains Cookies is a high end brand supplying premium gourmet produce. Our products are served on multiple airlines including Qantas, China Air, Emirates, REX and Virgin Airlines through to five star hotels and independent cafes. We take great pride in our attention to customer service and vigilant food safety standards.
Snowy Mountains Cookies isn’t just another city based manufacturing plant – the Snowy Mountains Cookies brand comes with an authentic story about a family business, true to its name, created in the iconic regional town of Jindabyne in Australia’s Snowy Mountains.
Originally founded by Daisy Oayda, with the support of her partner Nolen, Snowy Mountains Cookies is the epitome of a family business. Originated in the heart of its namesake, this regional business has grown into a national company.
Our products reaffirm the brand message. Made wholesome and appetising by baking with 'clean' ingredients that are:
- Free of artificial colours.
- Free of artificial additives.
- Free of artificial flavours.
- Free of preservatives.
- Sulphite free dried fruits.
Only premium ingredient options are used in our product range, with a focus on ‘keeping it natural by keeping it simple’. We use:
- Free-range eggs – recipient of the RSPCA Good Egg award.
- Butter, rather than margarine.
- Quality couverture chocolate – steering clear of compound chocolate buttons.
- Ingredients most home pantries would stock – we avoid using tricky substitute products that mask nutritional table figures.
Snowy Mountains Cookies takes responsibility to minimise our impact on the environment seriously and as a company, is committed to being sustainable as possible.
As part of this commitment we have implemented a number of improvements across our processes and procedures including the following:
Participation in the energy efficiency program for small business to identify changes that could be made to reduce power consumption.
Replaced air conditioning with more energy efficient evaporative cooler.
Redirect the heat vented from ovens as means of maintaining temperature in warehouse.
Fluorescent lighting in office areas replaced with more energy efficient globes.
Desktop computers & printers are turned off at the end of each day.
Kitchen hot water service is switched off at the end of each day’s production.
Lighting is switched off each night.
All cardboard packaging is sourced from recycled material.
All product cardboard (we don’t use plastic coated finishes) and plastic packaging is recyclable.
All waste paper and cardboard is reused or recycled.
We reuse cartons received at SMC with supplies, ingredients etc for packing client orders whenever possible.
Staff coffee machine pods are recycled – coffee is composted and plastic is recycled.
Free range eggs have always been used in all of our products (recipient of the RSPCA Good Egg Award).
Attempt to source materials from sustainable suppliers.
Some of our food waste is sent to a local pig farmer.