Image via Little Kitchen Academy
Image via Little Kitchen Academy

Brian Curin

Co-Founder & CEO

Little Kitchen Academy


Co-Founder & CEO


Little Kitchen Academy










What makes Brian Curin a Global Shaker?

Brian Curin is a visionary and innovative business leader who has founded, led and transformed several Inc. 500|5000 companies. He’s built some of the most exciting and fastest growing brands globally including Little Kitchen Academy, Flip Flop Shops,, Chop Shop Hair Studios, JOE’S Jeans, Moe’s Southwest Grill, and Cold Stone Creamery.

With every company and every brand, he’s knocked it out of the park. He’s no ordinary executive and values a game-changing approach. Brian is known for his energy and enthusiasm in building teams and pushing new ideas to the next level. From taking a cigar company public in his 20’s to developing breakthrough brands globally, Brian has the experience and track record being the driving force in scaling and guiding each company to be the category leader in each industry.

Curin’s latest venture and most exciting to date, Little Kitchen Academy, is the first of its kind Montessori-inspired cooking academy for kids ages three through teen. We are focused on providing a safe, inspiring, and empowering space for children to identify, develop, and refine their senses. Through joy, mindfulness, and learning we are creating a foundation for a healthy lifespan through responsible eating choices: from scratch to consumption.

Over the years, Curin has built impactful partnerships with Make-A-Wish Foundation, National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, Soles4Souls, and American Heart Association. He has also served on several committees for American Heart Association, UBC’s Centre for Molecular Medicine & Therapeutics (CMMT), and is a Past Chair for Heart & Stroke Foundation – BC/Yukon. Currently, Curin serves as a Director on the Board of Directors of ChopValue, Advisory Board of Mesa Burger, and serves on the Board of Directors for Incisive Genetics. Curin resides in Vancouver with his wife and three daughters (two of which are twins). He is an avid outdoorsman and enjoys anything on wheels or in the water.

He has an unparalleled network of contacts and his mantra is “no excuses..just get it done”. He brings a game-changing attitude to everything he does, and he never gets stuck in industry standards. 

Tags: education, Entrepreneurs, health, nutrition

Last updated: March 19, 2020