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Little Kitchen Academy – North America’s Go-To For Kids’ Cooking Classes Announces New School In Kelowna, BC, Canada

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Little Kitchen Academy – North America’s Go-To For Kids’ Cooking Classes Announces New School In Kelowna, BC, Canada

Following 5 successful years of operations and over 100,000 student visits, LKA further expands in British Columbia to the idyllic community of Kelowna, BC this fall

Kelowna, BC – April 9, 2024  Little Kitchen Academy (LKA) the Vancouver-based leading Montessori-inspired cooking academy for kids ages 3 through 18, is expanding its footprint in the province of British Columbia, Canada as they announce a new school opening in Kelowna, BC this fall. 

Kelowna based couple Paul Larsen and his wife Susan will be opening LKA Kelowna in the highly sought-after Orchard Plaza on Cooper Road. Construction will begin soon with plans to open early enrollment in August. Parents, families, and area schools are encouraged to sign up for email updates to take advantage of priority early enrollment.

“We were searching for an authentically purpose-driven opportunity for our next venture and when I found Little Kitchen Academy in 2019, my whole family was excited,” said LKA Kelowna owner Paul Larsen.” 

Paul recently sold his Kelowna radio station CKOV-FM and wrapped up a 30-year career in media. Susan has a background in nutrition and their daughter has had an interest in cooking from an early age. 

Continues Larsen, “My wife Susan and I truly resonate with LKA’s mission to change children’s lives by developing confidence and independence through 3-hour Montessori-inspired cooking classes and we can’t wait to introduce Little Kitchen Academy to families in the Okanagan.”

LKA believes that by empowering children with practical life skills and food literacy, they will create a more educated, mindful, and healthier communities globally. 

“It’s been amazing to see how many families and schools throughout the province have already enthusiastically embraced Little Kitchen Academy in Vancouver, North Vancouver, Richmond, Surrey, and East Vancouver,” said Brian Curin, CEO/CMO and Co-Founder of Little Kitchen Academy. “The enthusiasm that Paul and his family have for Kelowna and their desire to have an impact on children in the area is wonderful, and we can’t wait for them to welcome the first students into their kitchen this fall and give parents and caregivers a much-needed break with our 3-hour classes!”

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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