The Cooking with Carter franchise opportunity offers a unique opportunity to open your private training school specialising in hands-on classes for anyone with a keen interest to learn cooking and baking skills. They also run courses in Tent-draping, Catering, Event planning, short Hospitality courses and Basic Business Skills.
When Dawn Carter founded The New World School in 1981, her main aim was job creation and improved skills within the workplace. “We have always been committed to providing all our clientele and students with the highest standard of service. Each and every candidate carries equal importance to us and are treated with equal respect irrespective of their educational level or status. Our aim is to instill in all students the confidence of carrying out their daily duties efficiently,” she says. As an ex-restauranteur and hands-on chef, Dawn knows the importance of having properly skilled staff not only in our businesses, but also in our homes!
Originally based in Pretoria, they operated from three different Church kitchens. In 1999 they relocated to Johannesburg and also changed the name to Cooking with Carter. They presently operate and train from an industrial kitchen in Parkhurst which can accommodate up to 12 trainees.
During 1998 Dawn’s cooking school (then still known as The New World School) was featured on SABC 1 as a business that was improving the knowledge and lives of local housekeepers. This accolade was followed in the year 2000, when Dawn was voted as one of ten nominees for Educator of the Year/Woman of the Year, run by Sanlam.
Cooking with Carter was also especially proud to be associated with Unity College where they trained small groups of their pupils in basic cooking skills. Unity College is a private school for pupils with delayed and limited scholastic ability between 6 and 20 years of age. This training course was developed by Dawn in picture form to make it user-friendly for all the candidates.
Cooking and baking classes are usually structured over four 3-hour sessions. All students cook or bake all the dishes themselves under instruction and take home whatever they have prepared. Classes are open to anyone and everyone who has a keen interest in cooking, whether they are housewives, housekeepers, bachelors, students, au-pairs, housemen, etc. During the lessons, Cooking with Carter provide all ingredients, branded aprons, a comprehensive recipe booklet and also take-away containers. To accommodate all tastes and to make it interesting for regular students, the training program changes every month, for example: Italian cuisine, Banting dishes, Keto dishes, Vegetarian dishes, etc. All recipes used in class have been costed per person.
For all those budding entrepreneurs wanting to start a small catering or event planning business, Cooking with Carter has also developed a course that includes Tent-draping and table setting skills, menu costing, standardising of recipes, cost effective advertising, business admin knowledge, basic hospitality, etc.
During school holidays Cooking-with-Carter focus on Children’s Cooking classes which are always very well attended.
Cooking with Carter franchise opportunity
The Cooking with Carter franchise opportunity invites dedicated entrepreneurs who enjoy cooking and baking, and who also have a passion for empowering people, to join them in taking this thirty-eight year old successful brand to the next level. This unique business opportunity enjoys low rentals and cash flow from day one. Start-up costs include all equipment required and full training with ongoing support. Set-up cost varies from R350 000.00 to R450 000.00