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Who is Taste Buds Kitchen (TBK)?

Taste Buds Kitchen is the premier culinary entertainment experience company, specializing in fresh and unique hands-on cooking events for ages 2-99. Our mission is to engage and delight our budding chefs in the kitchen. From summer cooking camps to birthday parties and corporate events, we offer cooking events every day in local communities.

What is it like to own a TBK?

Owning your own business is a very fun and rewarding pursuit that requires time, effort and commitment each and every day. In addition to the excitement and pride of ownership, and you’re providing a valuable service within your community teaching kids and adults how to have fun in the kitchen!

What is the process to learn more about owning a TBK?

We’d love to speak with you. Your first step is to complete our Online Questionnaire. Once received, we will reach out to you promptly to introduce ourselves and get you started in our Discovery Process.

The Discovery Process is designed to share helpful information with you over a period of 4-12 weeks as well as allow us the opportunity to learn more about you and our potential partnership. We look forward to speaking with you soon!

Do I need to be a chef to open a TBK?

A love of food, families and fun is a must along with a strong comfort in the Kitchen but official chef training is not required.

Is training and support be provided?

We are here to help! We provide initial training on how to open and operate as well as ongoing training and support to assist you in optimizing your business.

Do I receive a website to support my Kitchen?

You will benefit from our national website as well as a personalized location Microsite complete with your schedule, prices and contact information. All of the benefits with no technical hassles.

Who will find my cooking teachers?

We will train you on how to find and train your culinary team but finding them is up to you.

What is the recommended facility size?

1,500 – 2,000 square feet is our facility standard. Our Director of Facilities and in-house architect will work with you to find a great location for your Kitchen in your local community!

What is the cost of opening a franchise?

Your total investment can range from a low of $183,800 to a high of $286,850, including the franchise fee of $45,000. Initial costs will include the Franchise Fee, tenant build out & leasehold improvements, equipment, furniture, initial inventory and supplies, advertising, required working capital and more. Please keep in mind the costs do vary based on location, size of unit, suppliers and other factors. We will strategically work with you in obtaining the lowest costs whenever possible.

How long will it take to open a Kitchen?

Once a location is secured and the construction permit has been issued, construction usually takes 10-12 weeks so it’s a relatively quick start-up timeframe.

Where will I purchase my supplies?

A percentage of your supplies will be purchased from our approved vendors but many of your day-to-day supplies can be sourced locally!

Can I own multiple Kitchens?

Yes, we have multi-unit franchise opportunities available.

How much income will my Kitchen generate?

During our Discovery Process you will learn more about the TBK business model, revenue streams and start-up costs. This combined with research on your local market will provide the tools needed to create your revenue estimates.

How do I contact the franchise department?

You can reach us directly anytime at 410-304-2062 or franchise@tastebudskitchen.com.

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