Young Chefs Academy Is a Major Childhood-Enrichment Opportunity
As parents seek fun programs that teach life-enhancing skills, a kids cooking school checks off all the boxes
Adult-competition cooking shows are hotter than ever, and many major players such as Chopped and MasterChef have junior versions that are hugely popular. Now tie in parents’ desire to give their kids meaningful childhood-enrichment opportunities, and you see why a children’s cooking school franchise like Young Chefs Academy is a great opportunity.
“Parents are eager to find ‘add-on’ activities for their children’s education,” says Julie Fabing Burleson, founder and CEO of Young Chefs Academy. “They are looking at arts education, sports, music and a host of other after-school options. When they discover a kids cooking school franchise in their community, they become interested right away.”
Lifelong skills mastered early
A huge bonus to cooking classes is that they teach a skill that anyone can — and will — use for the rest of his or her life. An added incentive for parents of picky eaters is that Young Chef students often find food much more interesting after they have learned how and where it grows, unique ways to prepare it and the satisfaction of preparing it themselves.
“At Young Chefs Academy, we offer so much more than how to handle knives safely, or how to prepare a particular dish,” Burleson says. “Our curriculum also discusses how food is grown and brought to market, why some things are healthier than others and different ways ingredients can be combined to create several dishes. It’s a very comprehensive continuum that creates engagement for very young children up to young adults.”
Multiple avenues of revenue possible
Young Chefs Academy franchise owners generate recurring revenue from classes through their membership program. Then they build on that income stream with birthday parties, summer camps, special workshops and more. That provides multiple income-building opportunities throughout the year, with each element creating interest in the others.
“Many kids and their parents hear about Young Chefs for the first time when they get invited to a birthday party,” Burleson explains. “Once they are here and have a great time, they often sign up the child as a member so he or she can begin classes. And both of those avenues create awareness of our workshops, such as building gingerbread houses during the holidays. For franchise owners, each type of setting allows them to cross-market, build awareness and grow their revenue.”
Through classes, workshops and camps, Young Chefs Academy takes kids into the kitchen and teaches them not just how to cook, but also how to work independently or as part of a team to master new skills. A Young Chefs Academy franchise is a fun, scalable and potentially profitable business providing a rewarding enrichment opportunity that kids and parents love.