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253 Columbus Avenue
San Francisco, CA, 94133
United States


Solutions for private events of under 40 people: a downtown San Francisco venue, event services, and a sharp collection of rentals.

Media & Clients

Don’t just take our word for it - read what others have said about us, and view photos and films/videos shot at Cookhouse. Feel free to also check social media reviews on Google, Facebook, and Yelp.

Media & Clients

“Oh no. I've found a
new place where I want to spend all of my time...”

 Brit Morin, Brit + Co


"I can’t thank you enough for accommodating this
on such a short deadline
and with such aplomb." 

Adam Salomone, Harvard Common Press

“Food was awesome,
ambiance unbeatable.”

Eric Wolfinger, Photographer

Twelve-time Olympic medallist Natalie Coughlin describes why she loves Luvo and why taking care of your body (inside and out) should be important for people of all ages.

Jennifer Garner helps announce that LYFE Kitchen will be taking its great-tasting, good-for-you retail line nationwide.

The meat industry is long overdue for innovation. Memphis Meats is growing real meat without the animals, in a process that's better for the body and the planet. 

Jeffrey Saad (host of United Tastes of America) and Cortney Burns (Bar Tartine) create mouthwatering sensations with unique ingredients from across the globe while host Pete Evans keeps everyone on their toes! Episode 2 available on Amazon.

Written Word Selections

The Venue Report: San Francisco's Best Restaurants for Group Dining

“This private dining space sits just along the edge of North Beach and the Financial District. You can seat 30 guests […] Our favorite option is bringing along the chef squad from Cotogna for a private dining experience in this gorgeous setting.”

Food52: 5 Ways to Host a Great Party Away from Home 

“How to throw a dinner party... when you're hosting dinner somewhere other than your home.”

Cheetah Is The New Black: Pixora Launch Party

"I highly recommend Cookhouse if you’re in need of an SF event space. It’s stunning, intimate, you can bring in your own catering, and set it up in any way you want – a private dinner/cocktail hour, you name it."

Nom Nom Paleo: Dinner Party at Cookhouse

"Thankfully, what happens at Cookhouse, stays in Cookhouse."

California Home & Design: Spend a Day at SF's Cookhouse with Food and Design's Savviest Tastemakers

“Cookhouse solves a problem so many of us city folks have: big ideas but too small of a space to execute them in. You can bring your own ingredients and get dirty in Cookhouse's kitchen or hire one of the many chefs in Wu's little black book. We decided to do both.”

San Francisco Magazine: Best Chef Awards - The Great Potluck

"For almost 30 years, San Francisco has honored the chefs (and sommeliers and restaurateurs) taking the Bay Area to the next level. But why stop there? This year, we invited them all to a potluck to celebrate."

Remodelista: Cookhouse in San Francisco

“When Jen Wu embarked on her mission to create Cookhouse (a venue where people can come together for events, dinner parties, and cooking classes), she was intent on finding out what it was that made people feel comfortable at the table...”

Urbandaddy: Cookhouse | At-Home Entertaining in a Parisian-Style Loft

“Playing host: party = good; cleanup = bad. In a magical world, you’d have a designated entertainment center for such endeavors, and a team of people to do the legwork. Welcome to that magical world...”

Tablehopper: Cookhouse, a New Place for Your Next Dinner Party

“Any San Franciscan who loves to cook but is limited to only hosting four-person dinner parties due to living in a small apartment will appreciate this little bit of news…”

The Venue Report: Unique Bridal Shower Venues for your BFF

“This historic loft in the heart of San Francisco is the perfect intimate setting ready for your DIY or in-house planned event. The raw style and weathered woods accommodate a range of styles, tastes, and budgets.”

Smithsonian: For Your Next Party, Rent a Kitchen the Size of Your Apartment

“A fully stocked kitchen in a groovy, light-drenched space.”



We're honored to have hosted wonderful clients for over 1,300 events. Here are some of the businesses that we loved (and, in many cases, continue to love) working with for their friendsgivings, quarterly team-builders, meetings, launches, appreciation dinners, conference dinners, networking mixers, film and photo shoots, retreats, and employee birthdays, showers, and retirement parties.

Epic Games/Unreal Engine

The Gap


Wells Fargo

Tipping Point

CBS Interactive




O'Melveny & Myers LLP

Alsop Louie Partners

One Medical Group


KPIX/Eye on the Bay



Humane Society

Quince Restaurant

Intercontinental Hotel Group


National Picture Show



William Duff Architects

Cheese Plus

Transcon Environmental

City Lights Bookstore



North Berkeley Wines



Liho Liho Yacht Club

Bark Bark


Meals On Wheels

Berkeley Rep


Highwire PR



Whole Foods Market

Marx Okubo


The City Kitchen

State Bird Provisions

Delta Airlines

La Piccola Scuola Italiana


William Duff Architects



Le Creuset

The Outcast Agency

Green Apple Books


Royal Bank of Canada


Culinary Eye Catering


TPG Capital

Clif Bar

Louis Vuitton


Puccini Group


Silicon Valley Bank


ICONIQ Capital


June Oven

The Nature Conservancy