In this episode, Zack Fishman chats with the Co-Founder & CEO of Sticky Fingers Cooking, Erin Fletter. We discuss how Sticky Fingers Cooking came up with the idea to franchise, how they differentiate from others in the children's cooking arena, and what their ideal candidate profile is shaping up to look like.
Are picky eaters a challenge in your household? You’ll find solace knowing that cooking can be a powerful tool to overcome this hurdle. Be ready to revolutionize your kids’ perspective on food as renowned food enthusiast and co-creator of Sticky Fingers Cooking, Erin Fletter, joins us in this enticing discussion that talks about not just cooking, but also life-lessons that a kitchen can impart. We embark on an intriguing journey, exploring the origins and scientific principles behind popular American recipes, while also exposing how diverse global cuisines have influenced our very own. Erin highlights the significance of involving children in cooking, clearly illustrating how this simple act can broaden their horizons and play a critical role in their overall development.
Fletter shares the details of how Sticky Fingers Cooking grew from her kitchen table to becoming a national franchise opportunity. Fletter’s story highlights how both vision and quality control help in building a brand.
Discover how Erin Fletter, a mom of three, defied the traditional 9-to-5 to co-found Sticky Fingers Cooking, offering culinary classes for kids.
Sticky Fingers Cooking Owner + CEO had the honor to join Jack Monson's podcast, the Social Geek, to discuss his Recommended Fall Reading List, where Erin got to highlight the TWO newest Sticky Fingers Cooking cookbook "Mug-Nificent Meals" and "Kid Smoothies!" Join at the 44 minute marker to hear Erin discuss all about the newest cookbook to the Sticky Fingers Cooking cookbook collection
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Franchise Times chatted with representatives from 10 unique, up-and-coming brands, including Sticky Fingers Cooking, at the International Franchise Expo in New York City.
On today’s part 1 of this series, International Franchise Association CEO Matt Haller shares the latest on the FTC’s request for information, Joint Employer in California, and the nominee for Secretary of Labor.
Then Jack Monson interviews Ali Kraus of Benetrends Financial, and her panelists recap their standing-room-only IFE presentation on “How Women Can Be Successful in Today’s Franchise Marketplace.” Hear from Kayla Ryan of Home Run Franchises, Stephanie Schon of The Bar Method, and Erin Fletter of Sticky Fingers Cooking.
Sticky Fingers Cooking will host dozens of themed summer camps along the Front Range for Denver and Boulder kids. From fundamental techniques and the art of plating to emulsification, classes are designed for beginners and experts alike, and recipes are carried out in groups, as a team.
In addition to cooking 10 meals, kids who enroll in a week-long session also participate in crafts and activities during the three-hour camp day. All camps are allergen friendly and nut-free, and 10 online classes are also available. Only one registration is needed per household, making it easy for siblings to join.
As Sticky Fingers Cooking founder and CEO Erin Fletter put it, “It’s about so much more than cooking. The kids are truly immersed in every aspect of learning to make delicious food from scratch as they read stories that inform recipes, taste new flavors, hear new languages based on recipe origins, and engage in crafts related to each dish.”
Cooking can also provide lessons in science, math, geography and nutrition — not to mention persuade picky eaters to try new things. In a Sticky Fingers classroom, kids get a chance to develop soft skills such as teamwork and sharing; plus, they’ll learn to clean up after themselves.
If you’ve ever struggled with the dreaded summer slide – i.e., that learning setback that can happen when children forget academic material after extended school breaks – following recipes is a sneaky way to get kids to read while following directions in recipes. All Sticky Fingers cookbooks (available on Amazon) are designed to bring in-class learning to families.
Sticky Fingers isn’t the only spot for kids to learn cooking skills: Cook Street School of Culinary Arts, which typically specializes in adult cooking classes, is hosting four week-long camps this summer: two for kids ages 8 to 12 and two for teens. Classes, which explore the fundamentals of either cooking or baking, begin at 9 a.m., with students making their own breakfast, and end at 2 p.m. as they enjoy a chef-prepared lunch.
Cook Street owner Lindsey Reese wanted to make it a priority to get kids into her kitchen because cooking is “a self-reliance skill,” she said, and also a lost art. “If you start from a young age, the intimidation factor with the kitchen is never a problem,” she added. Classes, she said, are all about “creating comfort in the kitchen that will last their entire lives.”
Erin Fletter finds inspirations for Sticky Fingers Cooking sitting at her family's kitchen table
Sticky Fingers Cooking Introduces New Franchise Opportunities Nationwide With a Proven Recipe for Success and a Work-From-Home Business Model!
Chris Tomer discusses the positive impact that Sticky Fingers Cooking has made in the after school enrichment realm as well as the newly announced growth of the company with in a franchise model with our Food Geek-in-Chief, Erin Fletter.
Rachel Cernansky discusses making food a positive experience for children with Sticky Finger's Chloe Sundberg.
Watch Chef Dylan and our amazing young chefs Harper and Milo cook-up delicious fun on FOX31's Good Day Colorado.
Colleen Smith discusses the positive outcomes of getting kids hooked on cooking and healthy eating habits with our Food Geek-in-Chief, Erin Fletter.
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