Young Chefs Academy

Young Chefs Academy is a unique and premier children? ™s cooking school franchise company with franchise locations in the U.S. and overseas. The YCA mission is to teach children the joy and value of cooking and to provide an interactive learning experience that gives children the opportunity to develop a life-long love for the culinary arts.

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Young Chefs Academy

Young Chefs Academy Franchise Cost and Requirements for 2022

Background

Young Chefs Academy is a unique and premier children's cooking school franchise company with franchise locations in the U.S. and internationally. The YCA mission is to teach children the joy and value of cooking and to provide an interactive learning experience that gives children the opportunity to develop a life-long love for the culinary arts. Children are encouraged to ignite their creativity and satisfy their natural curiosity in a welcoming environment and to explore and experiment with acquired culinary skills in kid-friendly kitchens. At Young Chefs Academy, we operate with the belief that each happy student we serve shares their experiences with their friends. This allows us the opportunity to help more children in our communities develop a love for cooking! At Young Chefs Academy, children not only learn a recipe or two, but a lifelong skill and the true joy of cooking.

One of the first steps in the Young Chefs Academy franchise sale process is for each prospective YCA franchise owner to complete the attached YCA Candidate Qualification Application. Please print the attachment, complete it and then e-mail back to me. Please note that the minimum financial requirement in order to qualify for a YCA franchise is to have available cash/liquid assets/approved loan of at least $75,000. If more than one candidate is applying for a YCA franchise, then the minimum financial requirements would apply to the combination of total available cash and net worth of all the applicants.

Our unique franchise opportunity is essentially about creating a rewarding lifestyle....around cultivating the hearts and minds of children and teenagers as they pursue fun culinary adventures. If you have the entrepreneurial drive to own your own business, you want a rewarding profession and you want to make a positive impact on your community and the lives of children every day you go to work, then Young Chefs would like to hear from you.

Company Details

Established: 2005
First Unit Franchised: 2005
Franchised Units: 26
States Registered In: CA, IL, IN and WA.  Pending in New York.
FDD is ready to file in all other registration states as necessary.
Canada Franchises: Yes
International Franchises: Yes

Support and Training Offered By Young Chefs Academy

Financial Assistance Provided: Yes
Site Selection Assistance: Yes
Lease Negotiation Assistance: Yes
Recruiting Assistance: Yes
Co-Operative Advertising: Yes

Training: One week training in Waco, Texas. Continuing education after becoming a franchisee.

2022 Franchise Requirements Needed to Own a Young Chefs Academy Franchise.

What does a Young Chefs Academy Franchise Cost?

Young Chefs Academy franchise fees for 2022:

Cash Investment: $95,300 - $183,900
Total Investment: $95,300 - $183,900

Minimum Net Worth: $200,000

Franchise Fee: $39,900
Royalty: 5%
Ad: 2%

Average Number of Employees: 3-6 part time
Item 19: Yes
SBA Approved: Yes
Passive Ownership: No, but semi-absentee is possible
Home Based: No
B2B: No
Master Franchise Opportunities: Yes (international)
Veteran Discount: Yes

Special Discount Programs: Veterans (DD214) get a $5,000 discount off the initial franchise fee.

Is Young Chefs Academy a Semi Absentee Franchise with a Passive Ownership Opportunity?

Yes. Young Chefs Academy is a semi absentee franchise and allows passive ownership. A semi-absentee franchise is a business you could start and run while still maintaining a job or other obligation.

Is Young Chefs Academy a Home Based franchise?

No. Young Chefs Academy is not a home based franchise opportunity.

What Do Young Chefs Academy Franchise Owners Make?

Click here to find out how much Young Chefs Academy franchisees make. Young Chefs Academy offers an Item 19 in their Franchise Disclosure Document which provides financial information about select franchisees in their franchise system.

Is Young Chefs Academy a Master Franchise Opportunity?

Yes. Young Chefs Academy is a master franchise opportunity. A master franchisee is responsible to recruit, train and support franchisees in their territory.

Does Young Chefs Academy Offer a Veteran Discount?

Yes. Young Chefs Academy franchise does offer a veteran discount.

Does Young Chefs Academy Work with E2 Visa and EB-5 Visa Candidates?

Yes. Young Chefs Academy franchise does work with E2 Visa and EB-5 Visa candidates.

Is Young Chefs Academy Looking for Franchisees in Canada?

Yes. Young Chefs Academy franchise is looking for Canada franchisees.

Is Young Chefs Academy Looking for International franchisees?

Yes. Young Chefs Academy franchise is looking for International franchisees.

Additional Information

Additional Categories

Child Related, Education

Number of Units Open

20-50 UNITS

Cash Required

$50,000 - $100,000

Master Franchise

Yes

Passive Franchise

Yes

Home Based Franchise

No

Item 19 Franchise

Yes

Veteran Discount

No

B2B

No

Franchise Opportunities in Canada

Yes

International Franchise Opportunities

Yes

E2 Visa Franchise

Yes

Young Chefs Academy Franchises for Sale

Click Here to inquire about existing Young Chefs Academy franchises for sale. We may have Young Chefs Academy franchise resales. A franchise resale is an already established franchise owned by a franchisee and the franchisee is looking to sell their franchise.

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