Reputable Cookery School in Bournemouth
- Large database of clients, including some famous faces
- Contemporary, spacious property
- Set for franchising
- Wide variety of classes
- Huge scope for growth
The business for sale is a highly reputable cookery school in Dorset. The learning centre specialises in over 30 different classes; hands on, demo, and cookery clubs for adults, children and teenagers either on their own or via school, as well as enthusiastic amateurs.
The school often garners attention for corporate team-building events, private hire and parties, gifts, adult cooking clubs and children’s half term cooking days, among many others; running these events from modern, immaculate premises in an inviting high street position.
The unique teaching style infused with the Michelin Star background has led to the cookery school’s outstanding online and high street reputation. The business boasts all 5-star reviews on Facebook and TripAdvisor and is ranked 1 out of 10 for Classes & Workshops in Bournemouth.
The business operates from a traditional high street shop within a 3 storey, 1930s style property; however, only the ground floor is part of the lease. Customers are greeted to a contemporary, colourful reception area. Behind a half-height partition is the main open plan cooking area, with 6 individual cooking stations, 2 worktables, a preparation area, and sinks to the rear. In a separate partitioned section is the washing up area, then to the rear is the bathroom, storeroom, and rear door leading to the shed and shared garage for storage. An excellent staff team help the owner, whilst specialist chefs can be called upon for some courses.
There is a great following for the business which holds a database of 9000 attendees, including 4000 with email addresses. There are also 2100 followers on Facebook.
All equipment and stock is included within the sale. The current owner is also willing to stay on for a transitional period of 8 months, if needed.
This is an opportunity likely to suit an experienced, charismatic and well qualified chef used to working with adults and children and with the drive and energy to manage this busy cookery school and help it reach its full potential.
Holding exclusively five stars reviews, the business has been set up to franchise proving the business still has huge scope for growth. The groundwork to build on the already successful base has been set up by the current owner, easily enabling a new proprietor to franchise. The paperwork has been completed and is ready to use, if this was a venture a new owner wanted to pursue. The business is now for sale on a leasehold basis.
A new owner could also look into approaching a number of educational establishments in the area, as this would ensure a secured returning client base.
- Suburban seaside location
- High street location
- Affluent area
- High footfall
- Car parking nearby