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Young Chefs Academy Is A Scalable Business With Many Pathways To Profitability

Young Chefs Academy is a great cooking franchise opportunity.

Many Young Chefs Academy cooking franchise opportunities start with a single facility that offers two kitchens. There, they can implement any or all of the various programs we have for children and even adults. Others open with a multi-kitchen facility that allows for more classes, or a second, independent site for even more revenue opportunities.

The proof that Young Chefs Academy’s business model is able to connect with parents and kids is the fact that our sales are increasing year over year. According to our most recent Franchise Disclosure Document, Young Chefs Academy experienced a 27% increase in same-store sales from 2021 to 2022. This is a testament not only to our proven business model but also the result of the level of engagement that our classes provide to our students. Most importantly, it’s the result of our passionate franchise owners, who go above and beyond to provide meaningful, fun, and educational experiences to the rising stars of the culinary world.

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Young Chefs Academy Investment


Highest Unit Gross Sales


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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An Array Of Classes Creates Multiple Revenue Streams

The Young Chefs Academy cooking franchise model was built around a membership platform, where parents enroll their children in a series of classes. Depending on the child’s age, he or she can progress from kindergarten all the way through high school at these levels:

  • KinderCooks®
  • JuniorChefs™
  • SeniorChefs™

As children become engaged with Young Chefs Academy as members, they work to earn patches for their chef coat and, eventually, earn a black coat that indicates full mastery of all skill sets!

Young Chefs Academy offers great revenue options for a cooking franchise, get involved today.

Main Revenue Opportunities Include


The Young Chefs Academy cooking franchise model was built around a membership platform, where parents enroll their children in a series of classes.

Recurring Revenue

As with any business, the recurring revenue model is a target most hope to eventually reach. With Young Chefs Academy, businesses start out with this model in place. Depending on the child’s age, he or she can progress from kindergarten all the way through high school.

Other Revenue Opportunities Include


Young Chefs Academy cooking franchises opportunities offer camps during summer and other periods throughout the year, creating another income stream from existing members and their friends.

Workshops and Special Events

Whether it’s a gingerbread house for Christmas or Valentine’s Day cookies, kids love participating in these fun events.


Members and their parents love Young Chefs Academy, and they routinely schedule birthday and special celebrations with us. These are a great way to introduce Young Chefs Academy programs to non-members and their parents and sign up new members on the spot!

Adult Workshops

The YoungChefs@Heart™ curriculum has been developed to offer grown-ups a rewarding selection of workshops, as well as team-building events for business colleagues, church groups, and others who want a fun way to learn some cooking skills while also creating stronger rapport.

"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
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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