our history & growth

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In 2011, we decided it was Thyme to Turnip the Beet on What Kids Eat®. Since then, we have shared our love of cooking with thousands of kids across the United States.

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Our Company timeline

Sticky Fingers Cooking
Then & Now

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Established Sticky Fingers Cooking in Denver, Colorado.

Quickly became a leader in culinary education for children.
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Created Sticky Fingers Cooking DASH™, our proprietary software to manage operations, enrollment, financial reports, timesheets, lesson plans and class rosters.
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Earned Colorado 5280 Magazine’s “Top of the Town” award for Best Kids Classes.

Launched in Chicago, Illinois.
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Cooked with over 1,000 students each week at over 100 schools.
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Launched in Austin, Texas.
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Cooked with over 2,000 students each week at over 200 schools.
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Cooked with over 2,500 students each week at over 250 schools.
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Featured in the Washington Post article “How to Feed Kids, Without Resorting to ‘Kid’ Food."

Cooked with over 3,000 children each week at more than 330 schools!
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Launched online cooking classes in response to COVID-19 quarantine orders.

Published the first of six Sticky Fingers Cooking cookbooks: Global Taste Buds.

Partnered with I Have a Dream Foundation, Los Angeles to deliver online classes to hundreds of kids.

Launched corporate partnerships for remote team building with San Antonio Spurs, AIG, SalesForce, and Thrivent.

Launched food industry brand partnerships.
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Published our second of six cookbooks: Farm to Table.

Conducted over 2800 online and in-person kids cooking classes.
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With our goal to reach more kids and help them become foodies in their own right, we started our process to franchise.

Published our third of six cookbooks: Basic Training Baking Boot Camp.

Created a recipe resource to support our students, their families, and our franchisees and to improve brand loyalty and awareness nationwide.
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Fall 2022
Celebrated our franchise launch.

Became proud members of the International Franchise Association.
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Spring 2023
Awarded our first franchise location in Austin, Texas to former U.S. Marine Alli Doyle.
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Summer 2023
Published our fourth of six cookbooks, Mugnificent Meals.

Awarded our second and third franchise locations in Illinois to former teacher Lucy Warenski.
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Fall 2023
Published Kid Smoothies: A Healthy Kids' Cookbook: Smoothie Recipes Kids Will Love to Make in collaboration with Penguin Random House Publishing.
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