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Little Kitchen Academy to Open Its First Location in Vaughan, Ontario This Fall

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LKA Ontario Development Partner and Global Investor, Caroline Irving, to Open the Third Little Kitchen Academy Location in the Greater Toronto Area at 20 Jacob Keffer Parkway Unit 4 in Vaughan

Today, Little Kitchen Academy (LKA), the key ingredient for an independent child and the first-of-its-kind, Montessori-inspired cooking academy for kids ages three through teen, announced its third location in the Greater Toronto Area will open this fall in Vaughan. The Company announced LKA Ontario Development Partner and Global Investor, Caroline Irving, will be opening five new locations in Ontario towards the goal of 50 throughout the province. Located at 20 Jacob Keffer Parkway Unit 4, LKA Vaughan will be the first of the five locations that Irving is opening in Ontario, joining the already open and operating Oakville and The Beach locations.

LKA Ontario Area Rep Caroline Irving

As the fifth largest city in the Greater Toronto Area, Vaughan is the perfect location for Irving to develop her first Little Kitchen Academy location. Vaughan is a vibrant and rapidly growing city, made up of nearly a dozen historic and diverse communities, that welcomes new residents from around the world. The city is home to world-class amenities, vibrant neighbourhoods, and lots of events and activities and will make a perfect community for a new Little Kitchen Academy.

“I am so excited to share the gift of Little Kitchen Academy with the Vaughan community,” said Irving. “I am thrilled to begin my journey changing lives from scratch in Vaughan, and give children a safe, empowering environment that helps them learn practical life skills and grow their independence.”

In addition to the five new locations Irving is bringing to Ontario, Irving is also a LKA Ontario Area Rep and will be supporting the development of an additional 50 locations across the province. With Ontario being a key market for Little Kitchen Academy, representing 50 locations out of the company’s goal of 423 globally by 2025, Irving’s strong background in franchise development will help the brand expand their presence in the province.

“Little Kitchen Academy is so grateful to the warm welcome we have received in Oakville and The Beach locations, and feels very privileged to have such incredible partners delivering the LKA experience,” said Brian Curin, co-CEO and co-Founder of Little Kitchen Academy. “We can’t wait to be in Vaughan as Caroline welcomes her first students into our kitchen.”

Construction will begin soon for LKA Vaughan. Parents are encouraged to sign up for the location’s email updates to be notified as soon as registration opens for the new location.

Little Kitchen Academy offers its franchise partners and staff the opportunity to truly make an impact, blending an innovative, purpose-driven concept that transcends cultures, languages, and geography. The brand is currently seeking like-minded multi-unit franchise and development partners throughout the United States. In Canada, there are limited opportunities in Alberta, British Columbia, and Ontario, and globally, Australia, Brazil, China, Columbia, Ethiopia, France, Italy, Japan, MENA Region, Mexico, Nigeria, Singapore, Spain, and the U.K. are markets available for development.

About Little Kitchen Academy

Little Kitchen Academy is the key ingredient for an independent child. The first-of-its-kind, Montessori-inspired cooking academy for kids ages three through teen is focused on providing a safe, inspiring, and empowering space for children to identify, develop, and refine their senses. Based in Vancouver, Canada, the concept was co-founded by proven global brand 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, on the belief that by empowering children with practical life skills and knowledge in a positive and joyful environment, they and their company will effect positive lifestyle changes that result in a healthier world. True to its mission, LKA lives to create a more educated, able, and healthy society through mindful, healthy eating choices, and is committed to changing lives, from scratch to consumption. 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 Iron Chef Cat Cora, AeroGarden, BIRKENSTOCK, ChefWorks, Emeco, ChopValue, Welcome Industries, PRISE Inc., KitchenAid Canada, and Trail Appliances. Little Kitchen Academy’s flagship venues are located in Vancouver, B.C., and Los Angeles, Calif.

For a taste of Little Kitchen Academy, visit or join its communities on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, LinkedIn, and YouTube.

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