The first Montessori-inspired cooking academy is set to change lives from the ground up, bringing the concept into the Seattle area
SEATTLE, September 20, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Little Kitchen Academy (LKA), the first Montessori-inspired cooking academy for children ages 3-18, expands its presence in the United States by announcing the signing of a new lease Seattle. The new Little Kitchen Academy will be located at 24015 Van Ry Boulevard and is tentatively scheduled to open in early 2023. LKA Seattle will be opened by Hale View Partners, LLC, led by Michel Argent, Seth Johnson, Shivani sea stoneand Whit Carlberg. Together, their team is committed to the children of the Seattle field, helping them learn and unlock their potential through cooking.
Hale View Partners, LLC has extensive experience in a multitude of fields and has found itself in tune with Little Kitchen Academy’s dedication to educating and empowering our youth. Seastone’s background includes designing and producing educational games for children on digital platforms, while Johnson and Carlberg have had long careers in aviation. Silver, a renowned business executive, introduced the concept to the group after being drawn to Little Kitchen Academy’s approach to education and child development.
“Our group at Hale View were impressed with LKA’s mission and approach to learning. We teach so much more than cooking, which proves that LKA helps children build confidence, develop their own minds and hone important life skills,” Seastone said. “The Montessori philosophy is an inspiration to our team and we are thrilled to help bring such a valuable and beneficial concept to Seattle.”
Michel Argent will serve as both LKA Seattle’s partner and LKA’s regional representative for Oregon and Washington, supporting the development of multiple sites in both states. A passionate philanthropist, Silver has chosen to donate all proceeds of the Little Kitchen Academy franchise from its operations to his charity, Silver Linings, which will provide scholarships to underprivileged children and bring programs to underserved schools and communities. Founded in 1997, Silver Linings is a non-profit organization dedicated to the health and well-being of children in communities across Oregon and Washington.
“Partnering with Little Kitchen Academy was very natural for me and our group. As someone involved in education in many areas, I am passionate about LKA’s Montessori approach, encouraging their students to adopt a mindset growth,” Argent said. “Furthermore, the brand’s philanthropic program and its mission to empower students to learn how they can make the world a better place has really impacted me. Having been involved in charity work since I was eight years old, he was crucial for me to align with a concept that is passionate about giving back to the communities it serves.”
Co-founded by a serial entrepreneur Brian Curin and his wife, a Montessori-trained culinary expert Felicite Curin, Little Kitchen Academy gives children the practical skills, independence and confidence to make positive life choices through cooking. Inspired by Montessori pedagogy, Little Kitchen Academy provides children with the tools and experiences that allow them to progress at their own pace and encourage their interests, while nurturing specific needs during critical periods of child development.
“The team at Hale View Partners, LLC is made up of amazing, driven people,” said Brian Curin. “Their experience combined with their dedication to providing the next generation with the tools to succeed make them the ideal team to bring Little Kitchen Academy to Seattle. I am confident they will have a big and lasting impact on their community as they start changing lives from scratch. »
Little Kitchen Academy offers its franchise partners the opportunity to make a real impact, by combining an innovative and goal-oriented concept that transcends cultures, languages and geography. The brand is currently seeking like-minded, multi-unit franchise and development partners based exclusively in Arizona, California, Illinois, North Carolina, Oregon, Caroline from the south, Texas, Washingtonand Wisconsin. In Canadathere are limited opportunities in alberta, British Columbiaand Ontario. Worldwide, Australia, Brazil, China, Colombia, Ethiopia, France, Italy, JapanMENA region, Mexico, Nigeria, Singapore, Spainand the UK are available markets for development.
For more information on the Little Kitchen Academy Franchise Opportunity, visit littlekitchenacademy.com/about/franchise/.
About the Little Cooking Academy
Little Kitchen Academy is the key ingredient for an independent child. The first Montessori-inspired cooking academy for children ages three to teens focuses on providing a safe, inspiring and stimulating space for children to identify, develop and refine their senses. Situated at Vancouver, Canadathe concept was co-founded by a recognized expert in global brands and franchises and a serial entrepreneur Brian Curinhis wife, Montessori trained, culinary expert and visionary Felicite Curinand social impact investor and entrepreneur Praveen Varshney, on the belief that by giving children practical skills and knowledge in a positive and joyful environment, they and their business will affect positive lifestyle changes that will result in a healthier world. True to its mission, LKA lives to create a more educated, capable and healthy society through healthy and conscious food choices, and is committed to changing lives, from zero to consumption. Part of that mission is to empower students to learn how they can make the world a better place through How Can I Help by Little Kitchen Academy, LKA’s flagship philanthropic program, which supports Crisis Text Line, The Global FoodBanking Network , Kids Help Phone, and A tree planted. In addition to charity partnerships, LKA has forged strategic global brand partnerships with Iron Chef Cat Cora, AeroGarden, BIRKENSTOCK, ChefWorks, Emeco, ChopValue, Welcome Industries and PRIZE Inc. The Little Kitchen Academy flagship sites are located in Vancouver, BCand Los Angeles, California.
For a taste of Little Kitchen Academy, visit littlekitchenacademy.com or join its communities on Facebook, Instagram, TwitterLinkedIn and YouTube.
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