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.
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Young Chefs Academy of North Druid Hills, Ga. Explores Unique Ice Cream Flavors for Summer

Chocolate, vanilla, strawberry, coffee. . . there’s nothing wrong with the classic ice cream flavors, but with a Young Chef in the family, why not go one step further and create a totally different, delicious ice cream that utilizes the best ingredients of summer?

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There’s nothing like summer corn – sweet and versatile, it begs to be used in every meal from June through September. Ice cream is no exception – a sweet corn puree can be strained and added to the typical ice cream base. Try mixing in crushed pieces of caramel corn for a crunchy, seasonal treat!

Stone fruit is beautiful during the summer – why not add diced peaches or nectarines to a pistachio ice cream base? The nuttiness of pistachios is perfectly balanced by chunks of fresh, sweet fruit.

And don’t stop here! Let your imagination run wild – and don’t forget to show us your creations! Visit our Facebook page here and show us how you’re cooling off this summer.

This post was written by Lynlee Bradley, the owner of Young Chefs Academy of Druid Hills, Georgia.

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Young Chefs Academy Makes National Business Headlines

Young Chefs Academy’s proven franchise opportunity continues to attract the attention of the media across multiple platforms nationwide, showcasing increasing numbers of Young Chefs learning just how rewarding it is to be creatively fulfilled.

Recently, Young Chefs Academy Founder Julie Burleson was interviewed in Business News Daily, the highly read business-focused website that features the hottest entrepreneurial topics of the day. Julie was featured for her unique perspective on company unity.

“The key to harmony in our company is freedom. For example, many of our franchisees bring a wealth of creative ideas to their business,” said Julie in the article. “We advocate freedom for our franchisees to initiate special promotions that may be pertinent to only their community while also providing the structure through our operating systems for them to do so. We also have a tremendous corporate staff that provides ongoing guidance for our franchisees.”

Click here to read the full story on Business News Daily.

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

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Young Chefs Academy Partners with Cookies for Kids’ Cancer

Young Chefs Academy is taking philanthropy to heart an effort aimed at supporting children’s illnesses. During the month of September, Young Chefs Academy franchisees will be selling cookies at each location – the proceeds will go to Cookies for Kids’ Cancer, an organization that provides annual research grants to five of the nation’s leading pediatric cancer centers to advance the development of less toxic, more effective treatments for children battling cancer.

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In addition to selling the cookies, many different franchisees will be participating in philanthropic activities to involve students and parents in the givebacks. We’re taking the organization’s motto, “Be a Good Cookie” to heart!

For more information on individual locations’ participation, click here. For more information on Cookies for Kids’ Cancer, click here.

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