Cook Stars conducts cookery classes, parties, and workshops for children and teenagers. These sessions are held by franchisees and enable students to plan, prepare, and then cook their own meals.
Want to offer affordable cooking education experiences in your own territory? You can learn more about Cook Stars’ franchise opportunities right here…
Classes, Workshops, & Parties
Cook Stars has classes suitable for preschool and primary school children, as well as teenagers. The company’s DBS checked and food hygiene certified tutors handle all of the preparation work – ingredients, equipment, and aprons are all provided. Each student is given their own space in which to make a delicious dish. They weigh, measure, cut, roll, decorate, and more. Once a class has concluded, the meal can be taken home. These sessions are held within schools or other community venues.
Themed workshops and events are available as well. These include, but aren’t limited to, those for Mother’s Day and summer holidays.
Customers can also book children’s cooking parties. These usually last for up to two hours and are led by a minimum of two tutors. All the necessary tools and ingredients are brought to the venue by the team, and the guests enjoy a number of activities.
Teach Cooking Within a Large Territory
As a Cook Stars franchise partner, you’ll be given a license to offer the brand’s services within an exclusive territory. This area will contain between 20,000 and 25,000 children aged between 2 and 14 – a huge amount of business opportunities!
You’ll take care of the preparation for each session and tidy up after they’re over. Keep in mind that a standard class will be up to 75 minutes long, and you’ll also need to get the ingredients, secure a venue, and handle any administration and marketing. But it’s important to realise that Cook Stars won’t set you any targets. It’ll be up to you whether you work full or part-time, and you’ll decide how fast you want your education franchise to grow.
This education franchise opportunity isn’t restricted to trained chefs. But you’ll certainly need to be passionate about cooking. What’s more, you must have strong communication skills. Why is this important? You’ll be interacting with both children and their parents each day, and you’ll need to develop relationships with them. On top of this, you must show good organisational abilities. While it’s true that Cook Stars will provide you with pre-made lesson plans, you’ll still need to organise when and where you’re going to carry out your services from week to week.
What It Takes to Get Started
A Cook Stars franchise costs £6,995 plus VAT. In addition to this low cost initial investment you’ll also need some working capital – the company’s support team will be able to give you a recommended amount after you get in touch with them.
The package you purchase will encompass a significant amount of cooking equipment, extensive training, marketing materials, a listing on the brand’s website, and on-going support.
Your earnings will depend on the number of classes, workshops, and parties you conduct, as well as the number of hours you put in. For instance, Cook Stars estimates that if you worked 13 hours over the course of a five working day period, you’d earn over £400 for that week. While if you put in 40 hours, you could make up to £1,400. But exact numbers cannot be guaranteed.
Do You Need Finance?
If so, the Cook Stars team can connect you with moneylenders they’ve previously worked with. There’s no need to be nervous about asking for a loan – education franchises such as this almost always become profitable. It’s a low-risk investment!
Training & Support Explained
Once you’ve been accepted into the Cook Stars network, you’ll undergo a two-day training programme. This’ll cover operations, management, and marketing.
After your education franchise business has launched, you can expect weekly guidance from the company throughout your first three months. Of course, the support won’t end once this time has passed. You’ll always be able to rely on Cook Stars.
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