What Is Young Chefs Academy Children's Franchise?

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Explore An Opportunity In A Children's Franchise That Gives Kids Lifelong Cooking Skills

"The kids love to cook together, and even with all different backgrounds and interests they quickly become friends," says Julie Burleson, founder, and CEO. "And they’re not just learning how to cook — they learn how to read a recipe and see what happens when you are careful, follow instructions and work together."

Are you someone who is passionate about kids and cares about important childhood-enrichment opportunities? If so, take a look at realizing your own dream of small-business ownership and financial independence with a Young Chefs Academy franchise.

Young Chefs Academy is a scalable, easy-to-operate business that meets kids where they are by offering several skill levels to carry students from kindergarten through high school: KinderCooks®, JuniorChefs™, and SeniorChefs™. At every step, kids learn to cook dishes of varying complexity, which gives them confidence in and out of the kitchen. They also pick up valuable life lessons about where food comes from, nutrition, and the value of teamwork.

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A Growing Business Sector

Childhood enrichment is a big and growing business sector. Young Chefs Academy taps into parents' desire to give their children opportunities to learn and grow. As schools cut back on music and arts programs, Young Chefs Academy steps in and fills a vital niche for creativity - and fun!

A Well-Known, National Profile

Own a business with a well-known, national profile. Many Young Chefs Academy graduates have gone on to compete on such major kids-oriented cooking challenges as MasterChef Junior and Chopped Junior, which has given the business a very high profile throughout the country. That has spurred interest and growth in all the markets we serve, as well as a demand for Young Chefs Academy locations in new territories.

High Potential Profit Margin

Getting into a Young Chefs Academy children's franchise is easy, thanks to our affordable investment costs. What's more, it's a business with a high potential profit margin: operating costs are low, and there's ample opportunity to scale up by adding locations to serve your growing client base.

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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Average Unit Gross Sales

*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.
A new franchisee's results may differ from the represented performance.  There is no assurance that you will do as well and you must accept that risk.  This offering is made by prospectus only.

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