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Little Kitchen Academy – Edmonton’s New Go-to For Kids’ Cooking Classes – To Open A Second Location In Alberta Canada In Early 2024 In St. Albert 

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Following the Development of the First Ever Alberta, Canada Location in Ellerslie, LKA Franchise Partners Roshani Pawar and Chetan Bahl Will Be Opening A Second Location in St. Albert 

Edmonton, AB – August 8th, 2023  Little Kitchen Academy (LKA) the first-of-its-kind Montessori-inspired cooking academy for kids ages 3 through 18, is expanding their footprint in Alberta with a second location in the province, LKA St. Albert, which will be opened by local powerhouse couple Roshani Pawar and Chetan Bahl. The couple is also opening the first ever LKA location in the province of Alberta, LKA Edmonton Ellerslie this Fall. Pawar and Bahl have strong experience with franchising and supporting their community as owners of Heart to Home Meals in Edmonton since 2016, and partners in a STEAM-centric childcare centre in Stony Plain.  LKA St. Albert construction will begin soon, with plans to open early enrollment at the start of next year. Parents and families are encouraged to  sign up for email updates to take advantage of priority early enrollment. 

“We are so excited to be bringing the gift of Little Kitchen Academy to Edmonton,” said Roshani Pawar, mother of two and franchise partner for LKA St. Albert and LKA Edmonton Ellerslie. “When we heard about Little Kitchen Academy, we knew it was something we wanted to share with families in Alberta. With my experience in childcare, I immediately understood how Little Kitchen Academy’s curriculum teaching food literacy and independence could have a profound impact on children in the area for many years to come and we are thrilled we will be able to share this joyful, empowering experience with families in St. Albert.” 

The purpose-driven concept was founded by Montessori-trained culinary innovator Felicity Curin, her husband, proven global branding, franchise expert and serial entrepreneur, Brian Curin, and social impact investor and entrepreneur, Praveen Varshney, to empower children to make independent choices, enabling them to change their lives and those around them.  

“Roshani and Chetan are simply good people, and we are thrilled they will be bringing Little Kitchen Academy to more families in their community,” said Brian Curin, CEO/CMO and Co-Founder of Little Kitchen Academy. “Their passion for providing the next generation with the tools necessary to succeed is inspiring, and we can’t wait for them to open their two locations in the Greater Edmonton area.” 

LKA’s Montessori-inspired environment is designed to support the growth and development of each child. Instructors show the students how to safely use tools and prepare recipes but step back to closely observe the independent work, only stepping in when deemed appropriate. This approach enables students to learn at their own pace while they acquire practical life skills that foster independence, confidence, and socialization. LKA further empowers students to make better food choices, apply age-appropriate math and science skills in real-world settings, and embrace practices such as recycling and composting. The curriculum also introduces the concept of philanthropy to help children make socially conscious contributions to the world through its global philanthropic initiative, “How Can I Help,” a program that empowers students to learn about giving back and making a difference by putting the choice in their hands to support one of three notable causes. 

About Little Kitchen Academy 

To families seeking educationally enriching activities for their children ages 3-18, Little Kitchen Academy is the first-of-its-kind 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, 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 AeroGarden, BIRKENSTOCK, ChefWorks, ChopValue, Emeco,  Iron Chef Cat Cora, PRISE Inc., and Welcome Industries.  Little Kitchen Academy’s flagship venues are in Vancouver, B.C., and Los Angeles, California.  

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