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How Much Can I Make?

Young Chefs Academy is a scalable business with many pathways to profitability

Many Young Chefs Academy franchise owners 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 4% increase in same-store sales over the previous year. 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.

Array of classes creates multiple revenue streams

The Young Chefs Academy franchise model was built around a membership platform, where parents enroll their child 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!


Other revenue opportunities include:

Camps: Young Chefs Academy franchises 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.

Parties: 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.

“Young Chefs Academy franchise owners are hitting the ground running and implementing multiple revenue streams,” says CEO, Julie Burleson. “Our top franchise owners bring passion, but they also work with us to learn all the ways to run a successful business while they are having fun and interacting with kids and their parents.”

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