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Little Kitchen Academy Partners With Küssi And House Of Knives With Game Changing Culinary Innovation Launching The First-of-its-kind Progressive Knife Set Promoting Knife Safety And Skills For Children 

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Los Angeles, CA – OCTOBER 5, 2023 Little Kitchen Academy, the leading Montessori-inspired cooking academy for kids ages 3-18, is continuing to demonstrate itself as a pioneer in children’s enrichment by adding premium knife brand Küssi to its network of well-regarded brand partners, launching a first-of-its-kind  Progressive Knife Set, which will be used at all LKA schools across the US and Canada.  This innovative collaboration aims to empower children with essential knife safety and skills, fostering a lifelong love for cooking while prioritizing their well-being. 

The partnership between Little Kitchen Academy and Küssi seeks to revolutionize the way children learn about knives and their safe usage in the kitchen. Through this collaboration, Little Kitchen Academy will integrate the knowledge gained from over 85,000 student visits and Küssi’s expertise in knife safety, craftsmanship, and education into its curriculum, ensuring children receive the highest standard of instruction and guidance. 

“We are incredibly excited about this partnership with Küssi and House of Knives,” said Felicity Curin, Founder of Little Kitchen Academy. “Knife safety is of paramount importance in the kitchen, and with the introduction of the LKA Progressive Knife Set, we can provide our students with the knowledge and skills needed to handle knives responsibly, promoting a safe and enjoyable culinary experience.” 

Küssi, an innovative manufacturer of high-quality knives, is renowned for its commitment to producing safe, durable, and ergonomic kitchen tools. By incorporating Küssi knives into Little Kitchen Academy’s teaching program, children will learn the fundamentals of knife handling using tools specifically designed for their safety and ease of use. 

House of Knives, a trusted Canadian specialty retailer, will provide ongoing support to Little Kitchen Academy along with advice, training materials, and the extensive knowledge that comes from over 40 years of expertise. This collaboration will help create a well-rounded educational experience, ensuring children gain a comprehensive understanding of man’s oldest tool and the confidence to cook for themselves and lead a healthier lifestyle.    

“We are delighted to partner with Little Kitchen Academy to promote knife safety and skills for children,” said Andre Eng, CEO of Küssi and House Of Knives. “Through this unique collaboration, we hope to inspire children to explore their passion for cooking while instilling a strong sense of responsibility and respect for kitchen tools.” 

Together, Little Kitchen Academy, Küssi, and House of Knives are committed to empowering children through education, fostering their creativity, and promoting a safe and enjoyable culinary journey. This partnership represents a significant step forward in ensuring that children develop essential life skills in a fun and secure environment. 

“We are very proud of the Progressive Knife Set we’ve developed with our partner Küssi as it incorporates everything we’ve learned about the proper hand movement and grip technique appropriate for each stage in a child’s cooking experience.” continues Felicity Curin.  “It even includes a proprietary blade specially-designed for a key stage in a child’s development that is completely new to the cutlery industry.” 

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. The concept was created by Felicity Curin, Montessori-trained, culinary expert, her husband, proven global branding, franchise expert and serial entrepreneur, Brian 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, Küssi,  PRISE Inc., and Welcome Industries.  Little Kitchen Academy’s flagship venues are in Los Angeles, California, and Vancouver, B.C.  

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

About Küssi 

Like most things in life, one cannot be successful in the kitchen without the correct tools. From spatulas and peelers to cutting boards and knives, there is a Küssi kitchen tool for you. Functional tools designed with quality over quantity in mind, every Küssi tool is backed by a lifetime warranty. Küssi is owned and distributed by Equinox Imports and currently sold through House of Knives, a successful and proudly Canadian family-owned business established in 1979 with 14 locations across Western Canada. Owners Andre and Qua-Fung Eng aim “To improve the quality of life of all those we encounter through edge-u-cation and innovation”.    

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