Join us and share the joy of cooking with kids!

Own a Tiny Chefs Child Education Franchise.

Cooking teaches kids valuable skills that they can carry with them through life. Children practice basic math when they measure ingredients, reading comprehension as they follow a recipe, team building as they work in groups, and they also build a strong foundation for healthy eating. All of these skills are essential to building the adults of tomorrow.

Tiny Chefs is the premier franchise offering children, and their parents, cooking parties created just for kids, classes and camps in offsite locations, after school programs and summer camps. Our cooking events are a fun way for kids to flex their creative muscles, spend time working in peer groups, and best of all, a great way to introduce them to the joy of cooking and baking!

Tiny Chefs is a totally mobile business. We go where the kids are, and this helps keep your investment low and your business flexible to grow as big as you want to be!

Children’s Cooking Activities include:

  • Classes
  • Camps
  • Parties
  • After School Enrichment
  • In-School Special Events
  • School Day Off Programs
  • Teen Chef Cooking Programs
  • Scout and Troop Programs
  • and more!

Franchise Information

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Anna Reeves

Business Management and Development & Mindset Curriculum Development

Anna was inspired to create Tiny Chefs by combining her experience teaching young children with her passion for cooking and baking. Tiny Chef’s cooking classes and birthday parties support Anna’s philosophy that children deserve the opportunity to explore food, nutrition, and cooking at their individual pace of learning. As a child, Anna grew up baking with her mother, trying out new recipes for friends and family. Anna continues to develop her skills through various cooking and baking classes, and cooks with her three daughters.

Anna Reeves has been included in the Franchise Dictionary Magazine’s 50 Women of Wonder (WoW) 2020 Issue!

 

Our Inspiration

Everywhere you turn, whether it is the news, the media, or in conversations between parents, there is a renewed interest to be back in the kitchen making healthy and creative meals for family and friends. Kids want to be a part of this, and we make it fun while teaching them valuable life skills that will serve them as they grow, mature and become more confident in their skills.

Our History and Growth

Franchise ownership opportunities became available in 2020 to aspiring entrepreneurs.

Our philosophy is “learning through cooking”. We encourage children to discover the joys of cooking while obtaining basic educational skills and culinary techniques.

Our instructors teach kids to follow recipes, measure and combine ingredients, and work together on a team all while promoting personal creativity. We introduce new foods, new ways to enjoy old favorites and focus on trying something different with new ingredients all the time.

We strive to instill health-conscious values, mindfulness and working as a team in the kids we serve to develop their confidence. We know from experience that Tiny Chefs’ kids experiment with their own creations at home, with their family and even their friends in the future.

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A Recipe for a Tiny Chefs Franchise

In starting each of our Tiny Chefs, we have continued to refine and perfect the process to get each owner open and operating as quickly as possible. The chart below outlines some of the key areas of the investment in a new Tiny Chefs. For those who are interested in learning more, and want to become pre-qualified click here

Initial Franchise Training for Tiny Chefs owners is covered in our 4-day training program which is conducted in the Virginia/Maryland area. Our pre-opening training program covers comprehensive topics including daily operations, advertising and marketing, keys to financial management, curriculum and planning, technology and managing the overall business. We offer additional training and support in your area once your Tiny Chefs is ready to open. After that, we continue to be available to make sure that you are prepared to run on your own and develop your business in the local community served

Start Up Costs

$60,950 to $87,050 – For a single territory

Initial Franchise Fee

$40,000 – Included in the initial startup estimated expenses.

On Going Royalties

6% of Gross Revenues – Paid monthly

Brand Development

1% of Gross Revenues – Minimum of $1,000 quarterly on local advertising

Territory

Large Protected Territory – Based on mileage or population

Grand Opening

$2,000 – Pre-opening funds committed to business launch.

What are the startup costs and what do they include?

Currently the range of investment is from $60.950 to $87,050 which includes the $40,000 initial franchise fee. The rest of the estimated costs include expenses to launch your Tiny Chefs business, 3rd party professional advisory fees, insurance and 3-months of working capital.

How much space do I need for this business?

Your business is mobile, except for a back office and storage facility of about 100 square feet. This could be home based. We’ll review options with you and evaluate space for your Tiny Chefs.

How long does it take to open?

Starting your Tiny Chefs business is quick, with owners offering classes in 1-3 months.

Do I have to be an instructor?

No, you can hire instructors while you manage marketing and development.

Can I own more than one territory/larger territory?

Yes. We believe some owners may add more territory as they grow, if available.

How many people will I need to operate the business?

Typically owners start out as a manager and teaching classes, hiring 2 or 3 part-time instructors to be able to offer additional classes and programs throughout the week and meet demand from parents.

How much will the business make in a year?

We will be able to share with you our Financial Performance Representation, called an Item 19 in our Franchise Disclosure Document which highlights affiliate performance and history. This can be a useful tool to help you evaluate the revenue potential for your Tiny Chefs. 

  1. Chat – with us on a phone call
  2. Decide if you would like to learn more about Tiny Chefs and what it takes to open. Request our Franchise Disclosure Document (FDD) .
  3. Visit US – Sit in on a Tiny Chefs class. Discover more in a visit to one of our classes, camps, parties or programs.
  4. After completing our Confidential Questionnaire, qualified candidates will become approved to join Tiny Chefs. 
  5. Start the onboarding process.