Özsüt didim was opened midyear 2012, located on Atatürk Bulvari, next to the Garanti Bank,it is part of the the large franchising company Özsüt Turkey (See below The story of Ozsüt ) , its owned and managed by the well known and respected Celik brothers, Ţenol, Birol, Gürol & Kamil, With January 2013 already seeing more improvements to this already popular and busy cafe / shop, a conservatory has been added for warmth in the winter with more seating area and a larger kitchen area to improve service during busy times. You can choose from a wide selection of cakes and pastries, as well as a good selection of hot and cold drinks, not to mention the yummy ice cream desserts. Or why not try the traditional Turkish Breakfast. (below) Choose to sit down, take out in presentation boxes, or use the home delivery service.
The Story of Özsüt
The Year is 1938… The inhabitants of Izmir are introduced to the unique tastes of the yoghurt and cream made by Chef Sefer in a tiny dairy shop in Kemeraltý. Özsüt has been one of the most prominent "Trade Marks" of Izmir since that time on.
The adventure initiated by Chef Sefer has gone through a natural transition from making of dairy products to muhallebi (Turkish Milk Pudding) production. In 1980, as leaded by Ibrahim Urlulu, son of Chef Sefer, the company delved its pathway into a much more assertive track. Ibrahim Urlulu, having taken Özsüt chefs as partners to the company, has courageously endeavored to improve and extend the adventure that was initiated in the tiny Özsüt dairy shop. The first store in Alsancak began serving in 1991; and by having expanded the number of its dessert shops to 6 in 1996, Özsüt have increased the number of the dessert shops franchised by the company to over 50 in 2002. As of 2011, along with 160 stores serving all over Turkey, Özsüt has become one of the greatest franchise food chains in Turkey.
The reason behind the great zeal of the customers toward Özsüt-made tastes certainly lies in the success of the brand in providing the traditional tastes with a modern presentation and in very fresh conditions to the customers all over Turkey. The secrets beneath the traditional tastes Özsüt produces and serves lie in the recipes inherited from the Ottoman Royal Cuisine. Following the dissolution of the Ottoman Palace after the foundation of the Turkish Republic, a Royal dessert chef who used to serve in the Ottoman Royal Kitchens began working with the uncle of Chef Sefer, Özsüt's founder. Chef Sefer learned the secrets pertaining to the tastes of the Royal desserts' from his uncle in time.
Whereas Özsüt entered the food sector by producing traditional Turkish desserts such as caramelized-top rice pudding, the milk pudding, the bread qatayef, the cheese dessert, and Noah's Pudding; by the passing time and in accordance with the demands made by the customers, the company has transferred into the "café concept" leaving the traditional dessert selling shop concept behind. Özsüt thrives more and more each day by adopting the latest and the most developed technologies and is recently giving significant weight to ice cream production and baking cakes as well as continuing the production of the traditional Turkish tastes.
With the European café culture embraced by also Turkish consumer, a wide and conscious mass searching for different tastes in cakes has evolved. Towards fulfilling this demand in the sector, Özsüt has created cakes with plenty of different tastes by inviting counselors from the reputed French pastry school Lycée Professional 'Agusteescoffier' and offers such tastes to the enjoyment of the customers under the "special cake group" title in all of Özsüt stores.
The best illustration pertaining to the serious challenge of Özsüt in cake-preparation business has come from the world cake-making sector: In the previous years, pastry chefs from Turkey used to go abroad in order to join internship programs but today this process is reversed by virtue of the accomplishments attained by Özsüt. Nowadays, intern student groups from the pastry schools in France wish to fulfill their internship in Özsüt.