Little Kitchen Academy

Children's cooking classes
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$394K - $655K
Units as of 2023
15 Increase 1,400.0% over 3 years

As the name suggests, Little Kitchen Academy is a cooking school for kids. Felicity and Brian Curin founded Little Kitchen Academy on their two natural loves: cooking and children. Felicity had years of experience in the culinary world all over the country before she took on a Montessori teaching degree. With her expertise in exploratory cooking, teaching kids to cook using Montessori has grown to become the business it is today.

Little Kitchen Academy offers various cooking programs for children aged 3-18, with classes divided into age groups. In each 3-hour class, students learn to cook on their own, which builds confidence, independence, and healthy eating habits, all while gaining practical life skills. Classes are offered 7 days a week, with camps available during summer, winter, and spring breaks.

Why You May Want To Start a Little Kitchen Academy Franchise

Little Kitchen Academy believes it is all about imparting life skills learned in the kitchen to kids. The company is looking for franchisees who have a positive outlook and a passion for learning and teaching. Franchisees should also be kind and celebrate milestones that kids. They should have a keen desire to change the world, one kid at a time.

A franchisee should have the ability to develop a market via multi-unit development, a region as a development partner, or even a country as a master franchisee. 

Opening a Little Kitchen Academy franchise may offer a more predictable outcome than investing in a completely new brand that could struggle to thrive in an already crowded and competitive industry.

What Might Make a Little Kitchen Academy Franchise a Good Choice?

Great minds think alike, and great meals start with the right ingredients. At Little Kitchen Academy, the right ingredient is a franchisee ready to bring their A-game to the table. A franchisee should have some culinary and teaching experience, preferably in Montessori.

To be part of the Little Kitchen Academy franchise team, you should make sure you’re financially ready for an initial investment made up of a franchise fee and other startup costs. In addition, you should prepare yourself for ongoing fees that will include advertising, royalty, and other renewal fees. Franchisees will also need to meet the company’s set net worth and liquid capital requirements. 

How To Open a Little Kitchen Academy Franchise

As you decide if opening a Little Kitchen Academy franchise is the right move for you, make sure you take time to explore the opportunity. Research the brand and your local area to see if a Little Kitchen Academy franchise would do well in your community. While competition is healthy, too much of it may not allow for the most possible growth.

Before making any financial commitment or signing an agreement, you must perform your due diligence and establish if this is the right opportunity for you. As part of your due diligence, you may want to speak to existing franchisees and ask the Little Kitchen Academy franchising team questions. 

Be prepared to take on a rigorous training program before you can become a fully licensed Little Kitchen Academy franchisee.

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Company Overview

About Little Kitchen Academy

Industry Children's Businesses
Related Categories Children's Enrichment Programs: Miscellaneous, Children's Education/Enrichment
Founded 2016
Parent Company Little Kitchen Academy Ltd.
Leadership Felicity Curin, Founder, President & COO
Corporate Address 3744 W. 10th Ave.
Vancouver, BC V6R 2G4
Social Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram, YouTube

Business Overview

Franchising Since 2019 (4 years)
# of employees at HQ 40
Where seeking

This company is offering new franchisees throughout the US.

This company is offering new franchisees worldwide.

# of Units 15 (as of 2023)

Information for Franchisees

Here's what you need to know if you're interested in opening a Little Kitchen Academy franchise.

Financial Requirements & Ongoing Fees

Here's what you can expect to spend to start the business and what ongoing fees the franchisor charges throughout the life of the business.

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$394,453 - $655,086
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10 years
Is franchise term renewable? Yes
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Training & Support Offered

Franchisors offer initial training programs and a variety of ongoing support options to help franchisees run their businesses.

On-The-Job Training 12 hours
Classroom Training 31 hours
Ongoing Support
Meetings & Conventions
Grand Opening
Online Support
Security & Safety Procedures
Lease Negotiation
Field Operations
Site Selection
Proprietary Software
Franchisee Intranet Platform
Marketing Support
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National Media
Regional Advertising
Social Media
Website Development
Email Marketing
Loyalty Program/App


Additional details about running this franchise.

Is absentee ownership allowed? No
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Can this franchise be run part time? Information Circle
# of employees required to run 10-15
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Updated: December 12th, 2022