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Looking for a way to bring cooking classes to your community? There are options for everyone at Young Chefs Academy. Unlike some opportunities to franchise children’s activities that cater to narrow age groups, we have activities for chefs as young as 4 all the way through high school graduation! Participants begin as KinderCooks! This program provides cooking activities catered to the youngest chefs from ages 4-7. Here they learn basic safety and how to cook with recipes that involve fewer steps and straightforward ingredient lists. They’ll gain confidence and learn how to work with others as a team.

Children can join us as JuniorChefs when they are at least seven years old. These classes follow a structured curriculum designed to help these young chefs master the culinary arts! JuniorChefs work hard to gain patches that indicate their expertise and work toward the coveted black jacket, indicating that they are certified MasterChefs! Our most experienced participants are also able to enroll in SeniorChef programs, specifically geared toward the most advanced techniques, while providing a higher level of independence.

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Variety of Offerings Franchise Children’s Activities

Young Chefs Academy also offers seasonal classes, camps, and party options for special events. These classes may teach participants how to make holiday treats, or be the most delicious birthday party you’ve ever thrown! In addition, we offer classes for adults and family events, allowing the entire family in on the fun.

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*Based on total gross sales for Young Chefs Academy in the highest and average units for the 12-month period ending December 31, 2022 as per the 2023 FDD.  See Item 19 of the Young Chefs Academy 2023 FDD.
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"This is the perfect recipe for showing children cooking is a lifelong skill that can be artistic, creative, and fun"

Julie Burleson
Young Chefs Academy Founder/CEO

Kids Chef Franchise Owner Owner of a Kids Franchise

Why do Customers Choose Young Chefs Academy?

Modern parents care deeply about providing enriching, meaningful extracurricular experiences for the children in their care. With Young Chefs Academy, youth get to learn valuable life skills while also having fun. What can be better than that?

Parents love that their child can come back to us again and again and continue to learn new skills and techniques, while gaining self-confidence. Our proprietary curriculum may regularly be updated, but the quality of service remains consistent. With Young Chefs Academy, you are able to build relationships with your participants that last for years. In fact, some of our chefs go on to become your employees!

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Another thing that parents love are our convenient membership options. We know that families want to get the most value for their dollar, and by enrolling with one of our membership options, parents are able to save money while also investing in quality education for their child. They know that when their child participates in a Young Chefs Academy course, they will be welcomed and provided a positive growth environment. In a Young Chefs Academy class, children are given an opportunity to be creative, and to be directly involved in a highly interactive education process.

Franchise with Young Chefs Academy

Young Chefs Academy is a chance like no other. Our owners choose us for a variety of reasons, including:

Low Initial Investment, High Potential Profits

Opening a franchise can be expensive, but Young Chefs Academy requires a low initial investment and has low operating costs. As a result, our owners are able to turn a profit and return their initial investment far faster than many other franchises. In fact, our average unit sales are $266,864*, with our top performing units earning as much as $515,898*.


For motivated owners, Young Chefs Academy is extremely scalable. Many of our owners are able to increase their profits and reach more members within their community by opening multiple locations.

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Positive Environment

Young Chefs Academy works hard to ensure that everyone has a wonderful experience, and that includes our owners. Our owners receive regular training and support to help them stay abreast of the latest techniques and updates to the industry. We also hold ourselves to a code of values, highlighted by the acronym RECIPE. We commit to keep our focus on building Respect and Empathy for our employees and young chefs, keep our programming centered on the Children in our care, and always operate with Integrity. We are Passion-Driven, and strive to provide an Extraordinary Experience for our customers at every interaction.

Make a Difference

Perhaps most of all, our owners love knowing that they make a difference in the lives of the youth in their community. While some children’s franchises allow for limited interaction with participants, Young Chefs Academy allows our Owners and their employees the joy of getting to know youth and build relationships with them that last for years. You’ll watch their confidence and skills grow, and get to know them and their families in meaningful ways. This is a job where you will leave each day knowing that the work you do makes a difference. Because of you, youth will have skills that serve them well for the rest of their lives. What could be better than that?

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Young Chefs Academy Code of Values

Code of Values


We are committed to treating every person how they would want to be treated. We are committed to being incredibly kind in everything we do.


We believe that every person is right from their own perspective and deserves empathy.


Children are our focus. We are committed to making a positive lasting influence on the children we serve.


We operate above the line. We do the right thing whether or not someone is watching and whether or not it is easy.


Every business action we take is driven by our enthusiasm and strong sense of purpose for the joy and value we are bringing to our customers' lives.

Extraordinary Experience

We strive to provide an extraordinary experience from every touchpoint.

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