Combining an entrepreneurial spirit, love for cooking, and passion for inspiring children has led Julie Burleson to a unique franchise creation, the Young Chefs Academy (YCA).
“Our vision is to make a positive, lasting impact on children’s lives through teaching the joy and value of cooking,” said Burleson, the Founder and CEO of YCA.
Burleson, a mother and entrepreneur, said the idea of YCA came to her in 2003 while working in the kitchen for a different business she was running, and her son was trying to help.“It was that literal lightbulb moment,” Burleson continued, “Like, ‘Wow! A cooking school for children,’ and it just combined all of my passions for wanting to make a difference and family and families and kids’ lives.”

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