"After meeting Janet recently at a bake off, I decided that I would like to be part of the Sticky Fingers Cookery Parties Team. Janet spent a great deal of time getting to know me and explaining the franchise to me. I felt empowered to carry on and become a franchisee.
She helped me to set up my business and ensured that I had all the necessary training, as well as working alongside me during my first few parties, giving me confidence in my own abilities. She has a well-established website that within days generated parties for my business. At this early stage having so many enquiries was somewhat daunting, but Janet was at the end of a phone guiding me through every step with helpful advice.
Now that I have the parties firmly under my belt, she is helping to start to develop my business further with the same expertise. I know with her continued guidance that my business will only grow.”
"I came across Sticky Fingers Cookery Parties after doing a bit of internet research into children’s cookery clubs and parties. I continue to work hard in my clinical career in the NHS, but cooking has always been my hobby and is something I am keen to pursue more. I also have a vested interest in helping children to develop cookery skills, ever since I became aware that cookery in schools is nothing like the subject I was taught!
The ethos of Sticky Fingers as a fun and educational concept sowed a seed, and, after a couple of long conversations with Janet, I arranged to observe the party model in the form of a workshop.
From then on I was hooked, and my journey as a party director began.
Janet has done a huge amount of groundwork, providing the party director with a tried and tested model as well as all the detail we need to achieve a well-run, as well as fun, party. The template for each party package is well-structured and uncomplicated and I would advise others that it is there for a reason- practice at home first and with each party will come additional personal adjustments to help perfect the timing and the flow. However, it is also important to remember that every party is different, as we are dealing with different groups of children (and parents!). Being able to adapt to different situations and adjust timing is an important skill which I think I already had, but continues to develop.
Over the last year I have had a lot of fun doing the parties, meeting children and parents, and getting great feedback. I have been hugely supported by Janet who enables independent working under the professional umbrella of the Sticky Fingers business. We have good communication and are continually discussing new developments. I would recommend Sticky Fingers to others who may be considering turning a hobby into a business. It was absolutely the right decision for me.”