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Little Kitchen Academy Announces New Location in Seattle

Montessori-inspired cooking academy is poised to change lives from scratch, introducing the concept to the Seattle Area

SEATTLE, Sept. 20, 2022 // PRNewswire // - Little Kitchen Academy (LKA) announces a new lease signing in Seattle. The new Little Kitchen Academy will be located at 24015 Van Ry Boulevard and is tentatively set to open early in 2023. LKA Seattle will be opened by Hale View Partners, LLC, led by Michael Silver, Seth Johnson, Shivani Seastone, and Whit Carlberg. Together, their team is committed to the children of the Seattle area, helping them to learn and unlock their potential through cooking.

Hale View Partners, LLC possess extensive backgrounds across a multitude of fields, and have found themselves in lockstep with Little Kitchen Academy's dedication to educate and empower our youth. Seastone's background includes designing and producing educational games for children on digital platforms, while Johnson and Carlberg have had long careers in aviation. Silver, a business executive, introduced the group to the concept after being attracted to Little Kitchen Academy's approach to education and child development.

"Our group at Hale View was impressed by LKA's mission and their approach to learning. We teach so much more than cooking, proving that LKA is assists children in building confidence, developing their own mind and refining important life skills," said Seastone. "The Montessori philosophy is inspiring to our team and we are excited to help bring such a worthwhile and beneficial concept to Seattle."

Michael Silver will serve as both one of the partners in LKA Seattle and as the LKA Area Representative for Oregon and Washington. A passionate philanthropist, Silver has chosen to donate all Little Kitchen Academy franchise proceeds from his operations to his charity, Silver Linings, which will provide scholarships to disadvantaged kids and bring programs to underserved schools and communities. Founded in 1997, Silver Linings is a nonprofit dedicated to the health and welfare of children in communities across Oregon and Washington.

"Partnering with Little Kitchen Academy was very natural for me and our group. As someone who has been involved in education in a number of fields, I'm passionate about the LKA's Montessori approach, encouraging their students to embrace a growth mindset," said Silver. "Additionally, the brand's philanthropic program and its mission to empower students to learn how they can make the world a better place resonated heavily with me. Being involved with charitable work since the age of eight, it was crucial for me to align with a concept that is passionate about giving back to the communities it serves."

Co-founded by serial entrepreneur Brian Curin and his wife, Montessori-trained culinary expert Felicity Curin, Little Kitchen Academy empowers children with practical life skill, independence, and the confidence to make positive life choices through cooking. Inspired by the Montessori pedagogy, Little Kitchen Academy provides children the tools and experiences that allow them to progress at their speed, and encourage their interests, while nurturing specific needs during critical time periods in child development.

"The team at Hale View Partners, LLC are incredible, purpose-driven people," said Brian Curin. "Their experience combined with their dedication to providing the next generation with the tools necessary to succeed makes them the perfect team to bring Little Kitchen Academy to Seattle. I'm confident that they will have an important, long-lasting impact on their community as they begin changing lives from scratch."

SOURCE Little Kitchen Academy



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