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Little Kitchen Academy Announces New Owners In The Greater Toronto Area

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Little Kitchen Academy Announces New Owners In The Greater Toronto Area

LKA Vaughan will get new local ownership from a family whose own children have enjoyed gaining independence and confidence through LKA classes.

Toronto, Canada – April 11, 2024  Little Kitchen Academy (LKA) the leading Montessori-inspired cooking academy for kids ages 3 through 18, is excited to announce that Heidi Au and Jason Yu are the new owners taking over management of the LKA Vaughan location. Classes will resume in May and summer camps will start in June. Enrollment announcements will be made to those who sign up for the school’s newsletter at

“Our family has been a part of this vibrant community for 14 years, and our connection with LKA since its very first day has only deepened our commitment to continue its legacy,” said Jason Yu.   “We envision LKA Vaughan not just as a place where kids learn to cook, but as a warm, inviting home where kids can learn life skills and healthy eating habits,” explained his wife Heidi Au.

The new owners have two children who are 7 and 5 years old and have been attending classes at the LKA Vaughan location.

“We were thrilled to be approached by Jason and Heidi to provide local ownership and connections in the Vaughan community,” said Brian Curin, CEO/CMO and Co-Founder of Little Kitchen Academy. “We are humbled to see that families like theirs resonate with our mission so much that they want to be a part of bringing our program to more children and schools in their area.”

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 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 LineThe Global FoodBanking NetworkKids Help Phone, and One Tree Planted. In addition to charitable partnerships, LKA has forged strategic global brand partnerships with AeroGarden,BIRKENSTOCK, ChefWorksChopValueEmecoIron Chef Cat CoraKüssi,  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 FacebookInstagramTwitterLinkedIn, and YouTube.

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