Startup Costs: Cooking Class Business

How much does it cost to start a cooking class business? The average starting costs are $19K.
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If you are planning to start a cooking class business, the costs are relatively low. This of course, depends on if you decide to start the business on your own or bring on a big team at first.

We’ve outlined two common scenarios for “pre-opening” costs of a cooking class business and outline the costs you should expect for each:

  • The estimated minimum starting cost = $2,515
  • The estimated maximum starting cost = $32,100

The average starting costs are $19,032.

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Startup Expenses: Average expenses incurred when starting a cooking class business. Min Startup Costs: You plan to execute on your own. You’re able to work from home with minimal costs. Max Startup Costs: You have started with 1+ other team members.
Website Costs
Website builder: The cost of your website will vary depending on which platform you choose. There are many website builders on the market, so it's important you choose the right one for your business and overall goals. To learn more about your options + how to build a great website, check out this article. $15 $100
Total Website Costs $15 (min) $100 (max)
Office Space Expenses
Rent: This refers to the office space you rent out for your business. To minimize costs, you may want to consider starting your business from home or renting an office in a coworking space. $0 $2,000
Total Office Space Expenses $0 (min) $2,000 (max)
Food Business Expenses
Kitchen Appliances: This includes but is not limited to: pots, pans, containers, oven/stove, fridge, freezer. You may have the option to lease or purchase these items, in which case the cost can vary. $2,000 $25,000
Total Food Business Expenses $2,000 (min) $25,000 (max)
Equipment & Supply Expenses
Technology Office Equipment: This includes (but is not limited to) physical items such as: laptops, cameras, monitors, microphones, speakers, headsets. Technology needs grow as your company evolves, so to minimize costs, try and only purchase what is needed for you to run your business at the time. $500 $5,000
Total Equipment & Supply Expenses $500 (min) $5,000 (max)
Total Starting Costs $2,515 (min) $32,100 (max)

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