Franchise Introduction If you love to cook, love to teach others to cook, and can inspire children and adults to have fun in the kitchen then you've come to the right place!
Inspirational cooking Experiences!
Inspirational cooking Experiences! If you love to cook, love to teach others to cook, and can inspire children and adults to have fun in the kitchen then you've come to the right place! Fun Kitchen gives Food Teachers an exciting opportunity to start their own businesses and earn money teaching the best fun rewarding cookery class workshops. We are the only cookery class workshop franchise run by Food Teachers for Food Teachers and as such we want to deliver the best fun cookery workshop experiences that can entertain and educate. That's why we will only take on the cream of teaching talent - like you! There's no need to be daunted about setting up on your own, Fun Kitchen will gives you an established brand, the security of a tried and tested business model to get you started fast, and on going support to grow your exciting new business and help drive sales. Love or hate office admin? You can choose the level of support we provide you. Fun Kitchen is very flexible and fits around your busy school life whether your cookery class workshops take place after school, weekends, or school holidays. You choose how, and when you want to work in your own classroom kitchen, in your own school. To find out more about more information about becoming a Fun Kitchen franchisee and to attend one of our workshops e-mail email@example.com
A personalised business that grows with you! We understand that you may not have considered running your own business before and that taking the first step may feel daunting. That’s why we provide initial support in building your skills and confidence in the early stages of your business. We will work with you to tailor a franchise package and business model that suits your personal needs so that you can run and own your own business, with the confidence that you have the back up and support from a great team. You probably have other time commitments too such as family life or your teaching role, so we’ll help you plan the time most effectively. We’ll look at your skills, experience and working preferences, to identify the franchise services that best suit you- from marketing, bookings and logistics to insurance and risk assessments.
Flexible locations and working hours… As a Fun Kitchen franchisee, you will be allocated an exclusive territory to operate your franchise. This means no one else can operate the Fun Kitchen business in your area without your permission. Within your territory, you get to decide your working hours and the type of workshops you offer. You also have the Exeter team to provide a back up if you need additional staff support to run your workshops and to ensure the business continues in your absence – so you still get to enjoy a holiday!
How it works… Fun Kitchen cookery workshops inspire budding chefs young and old to have fun in the kitchen, through cookery workshops and events. The model offers an affordable way to run a business because you don’t need to invest in premises, providing you and your customers the flexibility to run workshops in a wide range of locations and venues across your area including; ● Your School cookery room kitchens ● Village halls ● Community halls ● Customers home
● Hotel and conference venues ● Marquee’s ● Outdoor events ● Industry kitchens
The ever-expanding range of workshops on offer will keep you and your customers engaged and enthused! Including: ● Children’s all-day holiday workshops ● Hen parties ● Community projects ● Product launches
● Corporate events ● Team Building ● Birthday parties ● Food events and festivals
The Future! Fun Kitchen is proud to be a dynamic and evolving business, constantly adapting to the needs of our customer to stay ahead. We actively encourage you to come up with new ideas and formats for workshops and we offer you a test area in our Exeter operationthat way you don’t have the financial risk of a new workshop format or customer base. Once we have the format tried, tested and can prove it’s profitability, it’s ready for you to incorporate into your own business model. We also apply the very same theory to our core business, benefitting franchisees including a new Fun Kitchen app with games, new shopping list tools from our recipes, as well as a new Fun Kitchen recipe book and merchandising.
The Fun Kitchen Brand! The Fun Kitchen brand is growing from strength to strength. You will be part of our exciting Fun Kitchen brand, so it is important that you are the right person to represent Fun Kitchen and other franchisees by delivering the highest quality fun-filled workshops to our customers. So we’ll invest the time needed to ensure you are able and confident to run a quality Fun Kitchen experience, and to provide you with the correct level of on-going support for you to be able to succeed. We already have a comprehensive database of loyal customers and, because we initially focused on the South West, chances are we already have customers in our database that are local to you. Just some of the business development activities we undertake to enhance brand awareness and recognition include: • TV and TV celebrity related competitions which build our customer database • Regular press editorials for newspapers and magazines • Informative newsletters to existing and potential customers • Publishing articles in education and industry magazines • Regional and national advertising e.g. primary times • Resources to children’s centres, schools and businesses
Your Franchise Packages… Love or hate office admin? Once we have established your requirements, we will tailor a franchise package that meets your needs with a ‘service’, ’support’ or ‘start up’ options; 1. Service: Let us take it off your hands; we do all the work for you 2. Support: You make it happen, but we are here for advise and support 3. Start Up: A combination of the two, during your start up phase while you are bedding in, we’ll provide the service for you, and hand it over for you to operate at the completion of your start up phase.
How we help you… Just some of what we provide in a franchise package are;
Franchise launch including special launch events Central local call 0845 customer enquiry line Customer database management Internet Fun Kitchen website tailored to your franchise Internet social media pages, social media messaging, e-mails and text messaging Marketing, advertising and PR including attending industry events Hire /buy equipment including the ever popular Fun Kitchen chef hats and aprons Branding including Fun Kitchen corporate uniform, banners, signage, leaflets, etc Workshop administration including enquiries, bookings and registration Food hygiene and health and safety risk assessment Public Liability Insurance Workshop plans, Fun Kitchen recipes and recipe cards Purchasing and logistics including ingredient calculations and ordering Employee contracts and payroll Training and development programme including ‘new franchisee’ training package Customer feedback and continual improvement analysis Performance review and analysis- monthly and quarterly MI, and management reviews to let you know how your business is performing Central helpline for franchise support
Your First Steps! The thought of running your own first workshop might feel a little daunting but don’t worry; we will be there for you every step of the way. We will work with you and support you in organising and marketing your first workshops including: ● Training on managing operations (depending on the franchise package you select) ● Workshop delivery training. As a minimum this will include; ◌ Supporting experienced staff in a workshop to gain a full experience for yourself ◌ Running one of our established workshops, with the support of our staff ◌ Running your own franchise first 2 workshops with the support of our staff
Investment Okay so we do love having fun, but there is one serious side to what we do- the finances. After all you are likely to be interested in a Fun Kitchen franchise to top up your income.
The income you receive from workshops will depend on the number of workshops and type that you decide to offer. You can expect income to be between £600 and £900 for a full day workshop. Ingredients will cost around £100 and room hire can vary from £20 per hour for a fully equipped teaching kitchen, to £10 per day for a scout hut. Our franchise package will be tailored to your needs depending on the package options you choose. Typically this will be a one off investment cost of £2000-£4000 and a monthly licence fee from £100 per month plus VAT if applicable, and this increased each year by 7%. As one of our first
franchisees, we would be very happy to build an introductory offer to spread the cost of the initial investment or offer a trial hire package.
Next Steps… If you feel inspired and want to find out more, contact co-founder Kitty, to discuss how we can tailor a franchise package to suit your needs, firstname.lastname@example.org or 0845 53 909 53
Published on Feb 23, 2014
If you love to cook, love to teach others to cook, and can inspire children and adults to have fun in the kitchen then you've come to the ri...