A new business owner has a lot of excitement, passion - and questions: How do I market? How do I handle employee scheduling? Young Chefs Academy has answers to them all, thanks to a corporate team dedicated to helping them achieve success in children's franchise opportunities.
On any given day, that could be a franchise owner reaching out for some marketing materials and information, or another needing some help with operational systems and back-office support. All that and more is a phone call, email or text message away.
"Young Chefs Academy sets the tone from the beginning for franchise owners by establishing an onboarding platform that is both informative and engaging,” says Jamie Skinner, vice president of franchise operations. "We are committed to building a solid foundation for our franchisees long-term success," she says.
"This is accomplished through personalized guidance through pre-opening coaching, benchmarking, and comprehensive and on-going training and support. We work relentlessly to ensure our franchise owners are comfortable and confident long before the doors open and throughout the life of their business.”
We have an extensive training program that starts the day you become an owner and continues throughout the duration of owning a Young Chefs Academy. Our job here at Young Chefs Academy is to provide support for our franchisees whether they have been with us for a week, a year, or a decade and help guide them towards success and profitability.
The initial onboarding of a franchise owner at Young Chefs Academy includes extensive instruction in marketing their YCA business. That's only the beginning, however, says Shelly Young, vice president of marketing.
“We support our franchise partners by providing unified, brand-focused strategies, resources, and ongoing training and support, all designed to preserve brand standards while expanding brand recognition on a local and national level,” Young explains.
“This includes delivering differentiated strategies and an abundance of resources to accomplish specific marketing objectives and to execute brand vision across all channels, including a multi-channel digital media strategy. We are fortunate to have a collaborative team of franchise owners who embrace the company’s values and vision, which contributes to the strength and continued growth of the brand."
Like any business, a Young Chefs Academy must have a smoothly operating suite of back-office functions in order to succeed. That's ensured thanks to an ongoing evaluation and monitoring of business needs, says Charles Burleson, director of technology.
"We source and configure the right software for franchise owners to run their business," Charles Burleson says. "That falls into a few major operational categories: business operations, client services, scheduling and sales. We also make sure that those systems tie in easily to marketing, website operations, and other business systems. That way every franchise owner can quickly and easily look over all their operational issues and identify any problems. And if they do have issues, we are here to help them work through those."
This helpful report will explain our revenue sources and market criteria, what makes our kids cooking franchise unique, detailed investment requirements, training and support programs, unit revenue figures, financing options and so much more.
The Young Chefs Academy proprietary curriculum was conceived and developed by an experienced culinary arts and curriculum team to make our franchise owners the experts, ensuring an unparalleled experience to our customers.
"Our comprehensive curriculum employs the Montessori style of instruction, which involves guided activities that promote self-discovery and independence," states Young Chefs Academy curriculum & training coordinator, Rachel Solano,
"When it comes to the culinary arts the Young Chefs® Academy Curriculum covers it all! We believe that by exposing our students to all facets of culinary education, we are opening doors to a world of exploration, allowing each child to forge their own future path."
*Based on total gross sales for Young Chefs Academy in the highest and average units for the 12-month period ending December 31, 2021 as per the 2022 FDD. See Item 19 of the Young Chefs Academy 2022 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.