Inspired by the Little Kitchen Academy, meet me in the kitchen will tell intimate, unexpected stories that explore the common threads of humanity and what brings us together. Through the power of dialogue and storytelling, the podcast will share the determined people and brands who are passionate about building a better educated, more empowered and healthier society.
“As we built Little Kitchen Academy, we were amazed by the incredible people who wanted to be part of this brand and by the students, parents, educators and partners who chose to join us and transform lives from the ground up .” said Felicity Curin, Co-Founder/Co-CEO and COO. “The reason I think this podcast is so powerful is that it gives us the opportunity to share with parents and the public the beauty and joy we experience every day at Little Kitchen Academy. I see this as an opportunity for parents to meet the people who make the choices behind LKA, understand why they make those choices, and explore how the people behind this brand create an incredible experience for their child. I hope this podcast will spark curiosity in our parents, just as our teachers do with our students every day.”
Once the idea came up, the Curins had no doubt who should have these deep, honest, and inspiring conversations. They immediately turned to an experienced broadcast professional Scott Rintoul. Rintoul has been a fixture in sports broadcasting for twenty years, starting with the legendary sports site before incorporating Sportsnet and several sports radio stations into his resume. In that time he has not only covered a variety of local sports but also numerous major sporting events including multiple Gray Cups and Super Bowls, a Stanley Cup Final and the 2010 Olympics. He is also a proud member of the LKA family. His wife Fiona Rintoul is Global Director of Franchise Partner Support for Little Kitchen Academy and the sister of the LKA co-founder and co-CEO Felicity Curin. Scott and Fiona’s two children, Abigail and Emily, also play a starring role in much of LKA’s marketing and will be featured in a future episode of the podcast.
The first three episodes of meet me in the kitchen were released today. The first features an in-depth interview with LKA co-founders and co-CEOs Brian and Felicity Curin about the origin story of Little Kitchen Academy and the impact it has experienced over the past three years since opening doors at its flagship location, LKA Point Grey, in Vancouver, Canada. The second episode is a fascinating interview with the CEO of BIRKENSTOCK Americas David Khan, explores his unique experience in developing brands and why he and BIRKENSTOCK decided to become part of the Little Kitchen Academy. The third episode features the Curins’ three daughters, Bronwyn, and Gabriella Gwendolyn Curinabout what it was like to see how their parents developed this concept and why all three decided to become part of the company as trainers.
“I’m honored to be one of the first guests meet me in the kitchen,” said David Khan, CEO of BIRKENSTOCK Americas. “I am truly grateful to be at the point in my career where I can work exclusively with purpose driven brands that I believe in and want to see succeed. Little Kitchen Academy brings so much joy to the world and I look forward to more people on this podcast learning more about the concept and the people behind it.”
meet me in the kitchen is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify and the Little Kitchen Academy website:
About Little Kitchen Academy
Little Kitchen Academy is the key ingredient for an independent child. The first of its kind, Montessori-inspired cooking academy for children ages three to teens, focuses on providing children with a safe, inspiring and empowering space in which to discover, develop and hone their senses. Based in Vancouver, Canadathe concept was co-founded by a proven global brand and franchise expert and serial entrepreneur brian curinhis wife, Montessori trained culinary expert and visionary Felicity Curinand social impact investor and entrepreneur Praveen Varshney, believing that she and her company are making positive lifestyle changes that lead to a healthier world by providing children with practical life skills and knowledge in a positive and joyful environment. True to its mission, LKA lives the creation of a better educated, empowered and healthier society through mindful, healthy food choices and is committed to transforming lives from the ground up, right through to consumption. Part of that mission includes empowering students to learn how to make the world a better place through Little Kitchen Academy’s How Can I Help, LKA’s signature philanthropic program, the Crisis Text Line, The Global FoodBanking Network, Kids Help Phone and One Tree supports Planted. In addition to charitable partnerships, LKA has forged strategic global brand partnerships with Iron Chef Cat Cora, AeroGarden, BIRKENSTOCK, ChefWorks, Emeco, ChopValue, Welcome Industries and PRIZE Inc. Little Kitchen Academy’s flagship venues are located in Vancouver, BCand Los Angeles, California
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