Thyme for Kids - a family, food, and franchising blog
Thyme for Kids - a family, food, and franchising blog
Into food, family, or franchising? You're in the right place. The recipe for blogging here at YCA is to keep it simple, entertaining, educational, and to the point. We take one simple concept and give you our unique perspective.
From our franchisees, our students, or our corporate staff - if you hear it here, you know it's all us, all original and all fresh. We might tell you the story of a bright young chef who taught his instructor a few things, then next maybe the latest culinary trend (beef tongue sliders?). There is nothing ordinary about any of our franchises, and we delight in sharing the extraordinary "scoop"! Enjoy, comment, and please share.
11:32 AM

When You Join Young Chefs Academy, You’re Joining a Family

If you’re looking into franchising, chances are you’re comparing several different concepts to find the best fit. You’re probably looking for the perfect blend of franchisee support, great ROI and growth potential. With so many brands to decide from, why should you choose Young Chefs Academy?

Simple: with Young Chefs Academy, you’re never alone. You’re joining a network of like-minded entrepreneurs who are passionate about education, cooking and positively impacting their communities. Our robust, curated curriculum is taught in detail during training, which extends past the opening period into an ongoing internal education program to keep our franchisees on top of the latest, greatest trends in food and more.

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Our franchisees are individuals who are ardent believers positively impacting and changing the lives of children through the planned, written and targeted curriculum. We let you, the franchisee, focus on the children, and provide the operational, marketing and training support you need to be successful.

Through our wide range of expertise, there’s always someone on the Young Chefs Academy team to turn to for answers.

For more information on Young Chefs Academy and franchising opportunities, visit

10:00 AM

Young Chefs Academy Celebrates Kids Take Over the Kitchen Day with Charitable Bake Sale

Giving back is at the heart of the Young Chefs Academy model – it’s something that’s reflected in everything we do. Further to this point, Young Chefs Academy has partnered with Cookies for Kids’ Cancer, a nonprofit organization raising funds for research to develop new and improved treatments for pediatric cancer.

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Collaborating closely with the charity through the end of the summer and early fall, each Young Chefs Academy is hosting a bake sale to raise funds for the cause. Events will begin Sept. 13, in conjunction with National Kids Take Over the Kitchen Day and National Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, and will run throughout the month. In addition to the donations collected at the events, Young Chefs Academy is raising funds online for Cookies for Kids’ Cancer through customized websites for each of the Academy’s locations.

For the location closest to you, click here. See you there!

5:34 PM

Young Chefs Academy Joins Food Network Magazine for Back-To-School Open House Events

Something’s always cooking at Young Chefs Academy! As the school year kicks off, Young Chefs Academy locations nationwide are hosting Food Network Magazine Back-To-School open house events. These fun culinary events featuring back-to-school snack recipes, cooking demonstrations, prizes, samples and kitchen safety tips, all at interactive stations.

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Despite the devastating flood conditions, Young Chefs Academy in Baton Rouge, Louisiana was able to bring a much-needed distraction to their community through their event where kids and families could take a break and enjoy the festivities. Young Chefs Academy in Seminole, Florida, combined their open house events with their grand opening, hosting over 400 members of the community, providing them with interactive, culinary fun. 

Stay connected with your local Young Chefs Academy here, and stay tuned for more fun, interactive culinary events!

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