Now, with more demand for The Cooking School than Gabriele could have ever anticipated, he’s excited to partner with passionate chefs, cooks, and culinary artists ready to share the joy of cooking with their local community.
Gabriele Emanuele embarked on his Cooking School journey when he moved to Australia from Italy 14 years ago.
He had a successful career back home, but his Italian diploma wasn’t recognised here. Determined to forge a new path, Gabriele retrained as a chef, and his journey led him to a remarkable opportunity at the Cooking School in 2010.
Gabriele discovered the school by attending a class, and it sparked something within him. Soon, he began working at the school, acquiring knowledge, and honing his skills in various culinary techniques. In 2015, Gabriele took over management of the school in the owner’s absence and then went on to purchase the business on his return a year later.
Already a successful consultant, this marked his second business venture, and The Cooking School, which had already established itself over 20 years of operation, now fell under Gabriele's leadership and vision.
Under Gabriele's guidance, The Cooking School has grown to new heights, expanding its offering to include children’s parties, virtual classes and recipes, and corporate workshops.
At The Cooking School, we teach the art, skill, and science of cooking delicious food at home.
Our passionate chefs are culinary experts eager to share their knowledge and experience with groups and individuals at every stage of their personal cooking journey.
in the life...
scouting & booking
Search for kitchens in your area. We'll teach you how to structure a flexible rental agreement and retain financial freedom.
While we look after National advertising, we'll provide you with content, web presence and promotional material to boost your activity locally.
Source ingredients and equipment required to perform a class smoothly. Access shopping list calculators and best practices.
classes & events
Manage your class and events booking with ease and deliver awesome and entertaining cooking experiences.
COOKING UP A PARTNERSHIP
"The perfect Cooking School partner will already have some experience in the kitchen."
A chef, restaurant owner, or cook by trade.
Able to pass a Working with Children check.
Enthusiastic to share your knowledge and passion.
An outgoing, confident communicator; you love people
Patient and compassionate, able to connect with your community.
"Your name and your reputation are the two things you have in life. If you’re doing a good job and being true to those two things then the money will come naturally."
We share our passion for cooking in every class and work to inspire the same passion in others.
Simple doesn’t mean boring, it just means accessible which is why all classes are designed for beginners.
We inform and educate our customers, offering guidance on food, techniques, and practical nutrition.
We build a connection with every customer, making them feel at ease, breaking the ice, and building rapport.
We teach in a judgement-free environment, where customers are encouraged to try new things and build valuable skills.
Our lucrative business model has been refined over decades in kitchen management, cooking, and the hospitality industry. Designed to propel the growth of new Franchise Partners, The Cooking School’s franchise process is simple, straightforward, and profitable for all parties.
Buying a franchise is an important investment, and we know the prospect of beginning a new venture can be daunting, but with our support owning your own successful cooking school has never been easier.
The Cooking School is proud of the training program we provide to our new Franchise Partners. All new Franchise Partners will be inducted into the brand and The Manual, including the company operational procedures and systems.
Our training and induction programme is designed to prepare you for being able to operate your business within The Cooking School system successfully and promotes efficient business operation.
Operational and administration systems.
Knife and cooking skills.
Training in specific classes and dishes.
Food safety and cross contamination.
Safety in the kitchen and hazard identification.
Class set up and lesson delivery.
Couldn’t I just start a cooking school myself?There’s a good chance you could, although the facts are that 9 out of 10 businesses fail within the first year. We have developed tried and tested recipes, popular class structures and a business model that has been proven over seven years. As a Franchise Partner, you will have access to support and guidance across all areas of your business, including marketing, to ensure you maximise bookings sales and hit the ground running.
Local Advertising SpendMaintaining the flow of new customers to The Cooking School is one of the key activities to having a successful Franchise. Therefore, a minimum annual advertising spend is stipulated in the Franchise Agreement and is reviewed from time to time.
Will you provide more financial information?A closer look at The Cooking School's financials is provided later in the application process. We have provided some initial and ongoing fees as a guide in the meantime.
How long before I'm up and running in my franchise?We estimate from the time you sign the agreement to when you are ready for your first customers will be approximately two weeks
Who looks after advertising?The Cooking School approach is that you as the Franchise owner will control as much of the advertising as you can, however, within the guidelines and approval requirements discussed with The Cooking School Head Office. National advertising and marketing campaigns are organised through Head Office for efficiencies and cost advantages e.g. digital advertising (website, SEO, Google AdWords, Social Media).
How do territories work?Your territory is exclusive, meaning regardless of the number of other The Cooking School Franchises around you, you are the only Franchise Partner who can advertise and market in your area. This also means that advertising and targeting your market in the territory of another Franchise Partner is not allowed. Your Franchise Agreement lays out the exact boundaries of your territory, and this territory is protected from other Franchise Partner activities.
How long is the franchise agreement for?The term of agreement is the length of time the franchise agreement is granted for. The Cooking School term is an initial period of 5 years and 1 further term of 5 years (10 years total).
* INITIAL EQUIPMENT
INITIAL MARKETING FEE
ONGOING MARKETING FEE - monthly
ADMINN FEE - monthly
FRANCHISE PURCHASE FEE
FRANCHISE ROYALTY - monthly
* LEGAL FEES
All prices in Australian Dollars | *may vary
If you are ready to take the next step in your business journey or want to know more, reach out. We can answer any questions and guide you through our simple franchise process.