CEO – Jed Grieve
Maketing Manager – Kateland Clarke
Howe Store Manager – Murray Powers
Broadway Store Manager – Laura Kaplan
Lonsdale Store Manager – Kathy Taylor
Victoria Store Manager – Kim
Main Lonsdale Chef’s – Jonathan Chovancek, Annabelle Choi, Kimiko Suzuki, Calvin Pipping, Denise Marchessault
Main Victoria Chefs – Cosmo Meens, Anna Hunt, Tara Black, Michael Williams, Megan Hennis
ABOUT Cook Culture
We believe the one thing everyone can make in their kitchen is a better life. We want everyone to have more fun and eat better, enjoy time with family and friends, and connect with the people who grow and make what we eat. We help people improve their kitchen skills with the right gear and with inspiration from our great chefs and instructors.
Cook Culture is an evolved residential kitchen hardware store combined with home-style teaching studios (in North Vancouver and Victoria) that teach hands-on style cooking lessons. We sell high quality essential kitchen gear, with a wide selection from some of the world’s favorite brands. We work tirelessly to sell the right tools for the job so that our customers can make better meals at home. We strive to support the community through our dedication to service, knowledge, and our commitment to local food based initiatives.
Originating from downtown Victoria, Cook Culture was conceived in 2010 to offer the local community a hub to explore, discuss, and learn about the preparation of whole food at home. With the resounding success of the concept store, Cook Culture expanded into Vancouver with the acquisition of Cookworks in 2014 and then built a fourth location in North Vancouver in 2015.
“Good day! Just a quick note regarding your Victoria store. My kids and I took the pasta fundamentals class last night with Chef Cosmo Meens and I just had to tell you how fantastic is was! He was personable, knowledgeable and was very quick to offer vegetarian and vegan options to our meal which was a bonus. The volunteers there were also very friendly and we felt at ease right away. Both of my children (ages 20 and 21) also felt very comfortable with these new techniques and ingredients and have already asked to return for more classes! I also enjoyed the help received when deciding over my purchases made after the class and appreciated the lack of pressure to buy anything. Susan made great suggestions and I am very excited to try her offerings. Please pass on our thanks to Chef Cosmo and the staff at Cook Culture Victoria. Great family night out!” Pamela Martin
“Just completed ‘Boot Camp’ at your Lonsdale store with Chef Jon Chovancek. Previous to completing this course I had on occasion boiled water, but now I am cooking! Yes, Chef got me off my duff and into the kitchen. Over the course of the 9 hours of training Jonathan taught us many important lessons, but more importantly he certainly inspired me to get into the kitchen and start cooking. He is a brilliant chef, teacher-communicator, and a inspiration.
I’d also like to single our staff at the store, Sue and D, in particular for their guidance as I begin to put together some of the tools required to build a kitchen. Your staff and store are a welcome addition to the North Shore.” John