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Cook Stars Children's Cookery Franchise Case Study
Interview with Cook Stars Franchisee Carrie Ann Elmer who has been running her Children's Cooking franchise for over five years.
Cook Stars Childrens Cookery Franchise Case Study
Franchise Information
  • BFA Membership Status-
  • UK Years Established10 years
  • Current UK Coverage35%
  • Franchisee Support Staff5
  • Personal Investment Req.£1,000 approx
  • Total Startup Cost£9,000 approx
  • Territory-based business locationYes
  • Business to consumer servicesYes
  • Franchisee employs staffYes
  • Franchisee operates individuallyYes
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Interview with Cook Stars Franchisee Carrie Ann Elmer who has been running her Children's Cooking franchise for over five years.

Hear from Cook Stars Franchisee, Carrie Ann Elmer who runs her children's cookery business in Rossendale and Blackburn. Carrie was previously a primary teacher but invested in her Cook Stars Children's Cookery Business nearly 5 years ago. She now runs 10 cookery sessions per week.  

Cook Stars Franchise | Children's Cookery Franchise"I have a better work life balance and I enjoy being my own boss. I can take my daughter to school and pick her up everyday as work can fit around my family."

"During my time at Cook Stars I feel I have learned so much – you do really have to be a ‘jack of all trades’ but that’s what makes the job interesting. There is always a new project round the corner and new challenges to face. The fact that the fundamentals are in place to help you build the foundations of your business really helps – the recipes are brilliant, the format of the sessions works very well and the additional workshops and parties help you to extend these.

I would never have been able to set up my own business and If I had I think I would have given up long ago but the support received as a franchisee is excellent and makes you want to  keep stiving to make yourself and your business better!"

What is the best part of being a Cook Stars Franchisee?

That I am in control of the amount and type of work I do, so I can concentrate on parties, working with schools, working with SEND children, workshops, working with charities, anything I like!

What are the highlights of running a Cook Stars Business?

My main highlight would be opening up my Cook Stars premises in September 2022. I love the fact that I can keep everything in one place and that I have more flexibility on the times and dates I run classes. I am more visible (as I am based on a main road) and I love ‘opening up’ at the beginning of the day and making the space more appealing to my customers. It also helps having an office space that isn’t at home!

How have you helped impact your local community? *children, schools, organisations, charities etc

I have been able to provide HAF sessions across 2 local boroughs every Christmas, Easter and Summer holidays for the last few years. I also work in several local schools supporting them with their range of after school provision. Charities now get in touch to ask how I can help supporting their funding bids, so for example I was able to host 6 free sessions for children with SEND over the Summer holidays, with an additional 2 more planned for October half term. I have also been working with Rossendale schools supporting their PASTA programme where children and parents cook a meal together to take home.

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What Our Franchisees Say

This journey has been and is life changing! Everything about my Cook Stars franchise has been carefully considered, set up and waiting for me to get started. When embarking on a franchise you want to know that you have done the right thing. I am 100% confident in the Cook Stars franchise. Head office are totally 'switched-on' and know exactly how to help you run a successful business - for me this.Helen - Owner of Cook Stars Worcester


The best decision I made to be able to work for myself. Head office make it easier with their support, all the tools you need from class plans, recipe cards and party supplies. You work as and when you like that fits in with you and your life. Every week is varied from term time classes to workshops as well as one off classes with a variety of children. Fantastic support from other franchisees too.Nicola - Cook Stars Thatcham to Hook


The onboarding process was really smooth - with all my very personalised questions answered by Faye efficiently. I didn't feel pressurised at all to make a decision within a timeframe that suited them - and I appreciated that. Since then, the team have been really on-it with helping me in my queries of set with helping me in my queries of setting everything up.Sonia - Cook Stars Wiltshire


Why Choose Us

We offer a clever business model with multiple and diverse revenue streams from which you can offer in your exclusive territory.

We have a proven winning formula at Cook Stars and are involved in a growing flourishing market.

Cooking is enjoying a revival and demand for our services is high.

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