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Cook Stars
The Cook Stars Business is a multiple award winning Children's Cookery and Party Franchise offering a new and unique concept combining cookery and crafts.
Franchise Information
  • BFA Membership Status-
  • UK Years Established5 years
  • Current UK Coverage10%
  • Franchisee Support Staff3
  • Personal Investment Req.£3,500
  • Total Startup Cost£6,995
  • Territory-based business locationYes
  • Business to consumer servicesYes
  • Franchisee operates individuallyYes
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Cook Stars offers the opportunity to run a Children's Cookery and Party Franchise.

Cook Stars is a fast growing Children's Cookery and Party Franchise with opportunities throughout the UK. With their award winning unique system, Cook Stars deliver fun and engaging sessions to children through their network of passionate franchisees.

What are the main services offered by the business?

Cook Stars Franchisees share their love of cooking through teaching children how to create their very own dishes from scratch. They offer classes for pre-schoolers, primary school age children, teens and workshops, birthday parties and classes within schools and the community.

How long has the franchise been established and how developed is the franchise network? 

Cook Stars started life in 2013 and now is developing as a network across the UK with 15 franchisees.

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What makes this franchise stand out from competitors?

Cook Stars is a multiple award winning franchise offering a new and unique concept combining cookery and crafts. The successful business model has been developed with numerous income streams and uncapped potential. The role provides a life style career where you can work when it suits you, enjoy success and job satisfaction that is second to none!

Cooking is enjoying a revival and demand for Cooks Stars is high. With their proven winning formula Cook Stars are involved in a growing flourishing market. Cook Stars Business owners will benefit from the successful business model with multiple and diverse revenue streams from which they can offer in their exclusive territory.

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What would be my main roles as a franchise owner?

You can pick and choose which Cook Stars services you offer, for example:

  • Minis (age 2-5) and Juniors (age 5-11) cookery classes
  • Classes at schools and nurseries
  • Special event workshops
  • Birthday parties
  • Community sessions  

The Cook Stars Business opportunity allows you to run your own Children's Cookery and Party Franchise so that you can work around your existing commitments or you can take on additional staff to maximise your earnings.

It is up to you to grow and develop your business at a rate that suits your situation and ambitions and we will help you every step of the way.

What does a typical day involve for a franchisee?

A typical day may perhaps be running 1 or 2 classes in the afternoon, or it may be a day where you are focusing on running the business side (for example marketing).  Franchisees arrange shopping for classes and preparing all the equipment to take along.  You may have a party at the weekend and so will need to prepare.  There is not really a typical day, all franchisees run differently and the system allows for that.    

Can I balance running the business around my family activities or other commitments?

You can run the classes to fit around your life, however there are recommended times for running

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classes so you will need to consider if this works for you.

Some of the classes run after school hours so this needs to be considered if you have children of your own. Of course if your children can come along to class or you have good childcare then this is fine. 

Cook Stars would not recommend running the franchise alongside a full time job.  Although you can work hours to suit you, running the business well requires commitment and dedication. 

What qualifications or experience do I need? 

You do not need experience or your own premises, you also do not need to be a teacher or cook/chef previously and you do not need to have had experience of running your own business.  You will also need to have a full UK driving licence and be a car owner.

Cook Stars offer comprehensive training, help and guidance from setting up and throughout and provide a huge amount of support to help you start up and run a successful Cookery Class Business.

You will need a DBS, First Aid course, Food hygiene 2 certificate and safeguarding course. Cook Stars would advise on all of these.

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What training is provided?

2 days comprehensive training – Detailed business operations, business management and marketing.

Initial hand holding for 3 months to help you get started, as well as ongoing support throughout the term of your contract to help you develop your business.

Weekly one to one telephone calls to discuss progress and help with any queries you may have (as well as support when needed of course). 

Ongoing support e mails / advice.  For example, business development advice such as how to grow your business, how to market to new audiences etc, how to efficiently run your business etc.

What sort of benefits might I realise once the business has matured?

With multiple income streams, a huge franchise area and the opportunity to employ class leaders there is uncapped potential.  Put simply, you will get out what you put in. 

Find out more about the Cook Stars Business and running your own Children's Cookery and Party Franchise. Click below now!

What Our Franchisees Say

Signing up to Cook Stars is honestly and truly the best thing I ever did! I won't pretend it's easy, because it is hard work, but after every session I spend the rest of the day wandering around with a demented smile on my face!Julia - Owner Cook Stars Bedford


I am lucky enough to be the Cook Stars Franchisee for Amber Valley and Erewash. Head Office are incredibly supportive, inspirational and knowledgeable and have helped me so much on my journey as a franchisee. For anyone thinking about joining Cook Stars my advice would be to go for it - you could have the best job in the world too!Rebecca - Owner Cook Stars Amber Valley & Erewash


I have been totally blown away with the level of support that I have received from Cook Stars. Although I am running my own business and have the freedom that comes with it, I also feel like I'm not alone as I'm part of a lovely team.Laura franchisee South and East Ayrshire


Why Choose Us

Work part time in an immensely rewarding role and enjoy huge financial success too!

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

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

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