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Russell Westbrook empowers kids through culinary program

“Our 3 year old really enjoyed his class at LKA! He talked about it all day after the class. We signed him up for the next month of classes and he's looking forward to it!”

Jeffrey P., LKA Westfield Century City

Denver cooking academy teaches students lessons that go beyond the kitchen

“I have a shy little guy but the instructors did an amazing job of welcoming him in. He was engrossed in class in no time. We are vegan and I was super excited it could be accommodated. He loves classes so much as soon as one is over he asks about another one.”

Susan E. LKA Austin Arbor Walk

“My daughter (9) attended a dessert class at LKA. She came home, raving about it. She loved the fact they created a lemon cake from scratch, and loved that each child had their own small kitchen so they could be involved from start to finish (other classes she’s attended, she had never had the opportunity to actually bake her food in the oven, herself). The facility itself was spotless, and the instructor was amazing. Will definitely be signing up for more classes!”

Jasmine, LKA Toronto The Beach

“We love little kitchen academy. The teachers are kind and patient. They answer all my kids questions and help them gain confidence in the kitchen. The classes are also the perfect length for a dinner date.”

Heather C., LKA Edmonton Ellerslie

“My 3.5 year old loved the half-day class she took during a PA-Day! It was great to be able to drop her off and know she was in good hands. LKA uses a special app to make sure your little one is safe and only leaves with an approved person at the end of class, which is sometimes scary for parents of such young ones. Looking forward to our next class!”

Stefanie C., LKA Toronto The Beach

“Both my kids love this place! I love that LKA introduces them to new foods they would never try at home. Now my kids ask me to buy vegetables at the grocery store. Even when Lka makes a desert it’s low sugar and mom approved. My kids are learning lessons for healthy eating that they will have for life.”

Katie Love, LKA Denver 9+CO

“This is a very special place for little chefs of all levels. My child just finished a session here and everything that was made was so delicious. Seriously, my child cooks/bakes better than me! The staff are so friendly and very good with ensuring safety. My child is very confident in the kitchen now and for a picky eater, they have finally broadened their palate. Thank you!”

S.C, LKA Toronto High Park

“My daughter (age 6) loves the hands-on cooking experience at Little Kitchen Academy! She is excited to go there every time and is so proud of her work at the end of the class. I love how every child is provided with their own set of cooking tools so that they have the independence to make their meal from start to finish. Yes, Little Kitchen is pricier but the experience your child gets is well worth the money.”

Jennifer S., LKA Edmonton Ellerslie

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About Little Kitchen Academy.

To families seeking educationally enriching activities for their children ages 3-18, Little Kitchen Academy is the leading Montessori-inspired cooking academy providing a safe and empowering environment to learn practical life skills, confidence, independence, and healthy eating habits to last a lifetime.

Based in Vancouver, Canada, the concept was co-founded by proven global branding and franchise expert and serial entrepreneur Brian Curin, his wife, Montessori-trained, culinary expert, and visionary Felicity Curin, and social impact investor and entrepreneur Praveen Varshney, with the vision of becoming the global leader in teaching practical life skills and food literacy to children in order to promote a more educated, independent and healthier society. True to its mission, LKA is empowering children to make independent choices, enabling them to change their lives, and those around them. Part of that mission includes empowering students to learn how they can make the world a better place through How Can I Help by Little Kitchen Academy, LKA’s signature philanthropic program, supporting Crisis Text Line, The Global FoodBanking Network, Kids Help Phone, and One Tree Planted. In addition to charitable partnerships, LKA has forged strategic global brand partnerships with BIRKENSTOCK, ChefWorksChopValueEmeco, Iron Chef Cat CoraKüssi, Lettuce GrowPRISE Inc., Russell Westbrook and The Russell Westbrook WHY NOT? Foundation, and Welcome Industries.  Little Kitchen Academy’s flagship venues are in Los Angeles, Vancouver, B.C., Denver, and Toronto. 

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