QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS
What is Healthy Hands Cooking?
HHC is a mobile cooking franchise specializing in offering educational wellness programs that teach nutrition basics, healthy food preparation, and healthy habits for children ages 2 to 18. Independent franchise owners also have the option of adding a storefront model as well.
What kind of support do you offer?
All instructor owners are part of our private FB online support group for networking with other instructors. We also offer phone and email support. In addition, instructor owners receive ongoing instructor support calls, webinars, personal coaching, and referrals to resources in their area, if needed. All instructors receive “white-glove” support.
What is included in an instructor owner’s mobile start-up kit?
We offer a robust mobile cooking instructor kit including full signage package, kitchen tools, tabletop appliances, hygiene and safety items, mobility and storage items, class supplies, and branded items. A full list of items included in the kit is available to qualified franchise candidates.
What costs do I need to be aware of?
Please refer to our FDD (Franchise Disclosure Document) for details.
Is this business part-time or full-time?
This is a full-time business model with tremendous room for growth managing a team of employees called Healthy Hands Cooking Certified Helpers who will teach HHC programs in your protected area.
Do I need an agreement to hold HHC classes?
Yes. You are an independent franchise and AUTHORIZED BRAND REPRESENTATIVE OF HEALTHY HANDS COOKING which means you use the HHC IP (materials, lesson plans, recipes, secret knowledge) to earn an income. You will have policies and instructions on how to use the brand to earn income which is taught in the training.
Is this an MLM or Network Marketing Company?
NO. We are a franchise company. You do not need to build teams or collect points to get paid for your efforts. If you hold a class, you get paid, period. However, we do foster a teamwork attitude and encourage franchise owner support and sharing of ideas.
Is there an age requirement in becoming a franchise owner?
Yes. You must be at least 18 years or older to become a Healthy Hands Cooking Instructor/Owner.
Is there a payment plan to own an HHC franchise?
Unfortunately, we do not have a payment plan at this time. However, we can refer you to one of our financial partners to see if they can meet your needs.
How much money can I make?
While we can’t guarantee revenue, we can tell you that our average cooking camp is $175 per student, our average 2-hour class is $35 per student, and our daily afterschool program is approximately $70/week per student. Please see our Earnings Disclaimer.
Do I need special permits or licenses?
Regulations can be different from county to county, and state to state. You are advised to contact your local business license office and/or county health department to see if teaching simple food preparation in your home or in a facility requires any special licenses or permits in your area before enrolling with HHC.
Are there geographic territories?
Yes. We offer protected geographic territories. Refer to our FDD for details and student population size.
ABOUT OUR CLASSES
How long are the classes?
Themed Classes are typically 1 to 2 hours in length depending on the age group you are teaching. All classes generally start with 30 minutes of nutrition games/activities followed by recipe time and clean up time.
Can I use my own recipes in an HHC class?
No. You may not use your own recipes in an HHC class, but there are 450+ whole foods recipes to choose from that have already met our nutritional standards and have been kid-tested and kid-approved. These recipes are all approved for commercial use. We do encourage our instructors to submit their own original recipes to be shared and used in HHC classes.
Can I substitute ingredients in a recipe?
Yes, if allergies or food sensitivities exist you can substitute with other healthy ingredients. For example, if you have a student with dairy allergies, you can substitute almond or plant-based milk for dairy milk. Or if you have food preferences (such as a Vegan lifestyle), you may substitute ingredients. We also provide a “variations” tab where instructors can submit their own variations to our recipes.
Can I offer my own cooking classes?
You can use limitless combinations of HHC lesson plans, recipes, activities, and content to create hundreds of your own uniquely themed HHC classes. These are called HHC Custom Classes and allow our instructors to bring their own unique creativity to their classes. No other non-HHC cooking classes are allowed.
How do I get paid for my classes?
Your back office has a fully operational payment portal that allows registrants to pay for classes on your provided website. The payments then go directly into your business bank account.
How do I schedule classes?
All of your classes are scheduled on your provided HHC website using our patent-pending custom class scheduling and registration software.
What type of classes does HHC offer?
We offer cooking classes for all ages specializing in ages 2 years to 18 years. As an independent instructor owner, you will decide on the age ranges you wish to teach. We will provide you with the age-appropriate content to teach your preferred age group. You will also receive personal coaching to help you hone in on your target market so that you are keenly aware of the age group you wish to start sharing Healthy Hands Cooking classes with.
Where are Healthy Hands Cooking classes offered?
We offer classes across the U.S. and Puerto Rico. Some restrictions may apply.
Do I need teaching or nutrition experience to become a Healthy Hands Cooking Instructor Owner?
No. We provide you with all of the resources, training, and support to run fun, educational and engaging classes.
What type of training is offered?
Our training consists of both online certification training plus 2 ½ days of onsite training that also includes hands-on practical experience teaching in one of our partner schools in SC or HHC Studio hosted classes.
Do I get my own website?
Yes, you get an HHC website, website hosting, technical support, and a Healthy Hands Cooking email address.