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Franchise Owner Reviews

Hear from some satisfied Young Chefs Academy owners about their experience

You’ll never meet a more enthusiastic and engaged group than the Young Chefs Academy owners from around the country. Here are some of their thoughts about why they love owning this business:

“We wanted something kid-centric that our daughter could be part of when we opened in 2007, and we love seeing kids in the loving environment we’ve created. Every class is a little victory for kids who are learning what they can do.”

Chris and Karen Chesleigh

Forest Hills, NY

“I have felt supported from the moment I reached out to the corporate team. I am never hesitant to call with questions, and they have done more than I expected in terms of building an engaged, personal and professional relationship with me. They are as invested in my success as I am.”

Keera Reid

Wesley Chapel, FL

“We opened in 2006, and I have been able to grow our customer base as I grew my family. I like that I have had the availability to be a mom for my kids when they needed me and also operate my own business. The corporate team has worked very hard over time to increase the strength of the business and the support they offer franchise owners.”

Kristen Braia

Richmond, VA

“Our daughter was the second child to sign up when our local franchise opened 12 years ago, and she began working there as a teenager. One day she said she would own the place, and so when the opportunity came we knew we had to do it. The previous owner and the corporate team have been very helpful in getting us established, and we just love it.”

Tresalyn Butler

Gahanna, OH

“We have been able to do workshops, birthday parties and other events, even a team-building Christmas party for the local hospital. We love to have family nights and push what we are able to offer. It’s a pretty easy business to get in and learn, and the corporate team works with you on getting a good location and all the processes when you are starting out.”

Charisa Hauser and Dottie Corder

Rockwall, TX

“We love cooking and children, so it was a perfect match for us! It can be demanding, but we would do it all over again. This is a great franchise to be part of because you are giving back to the community and teaching kids lifelong skills. I have two kids, and I don’t want them growing up, going to college and eating fast food all the time. Parents want to know that their kids can prepare a nice, nutritious meal.”

Alfonso and Mary Vidal

Rogers, AR

“This business just lit me up and got me excited right away. It’s a business that brings joy to kids and parents and serves people in a happy and constructive way. The corporate team has all the materials you need for running the business, and they, along with the other franchise owners, have given me a lot of support.”

Chad Polikov

Marietta, GA

As you can see, these franchise owners love Young Chefs Academy! Click here and let’s find out if you can be the next Young Chefs Academy owner!

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