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253 Columbus Ave
San Francisco, CA

4157963757

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

Team

We’re a tight-knit team obsessed with our craft.

TEAM

planning & Events

You’ll see us at your events. We all work with a mix of welcoming, emailing, designing, washing, sharpening, moving furniture, printing, calling, arranging, and painting. Sharpening stones, towels, and non-toxic cleaning solutions (yes, for you and your loved ones of course, and we want to live too!) are some of the tools we use to make your events amazing.

Jen, a.k.a. boss mom, a mostly-pescetarian who loves Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and JRPGs.

Jen, a.k.a. boss mom, a mostly-pescetarian who loves Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and JRPGs.

Adah, a donut enthusiast and dog mom who keeps the lights on around here.

Adah, a donut enthusiast and dog mom who keeps the lights on around here.

Linnea, a skier and wine lover with a keen eye for the details that make events special.

Linnea, a skier and wine lover with a keen eye for the details that make events special.

Jin (on the left), dish genie, who always reminds us all to eat, sometimes with a box of dim sum ready.

Jin (on the left), dish genie, who always reminds us all to eat, sometimes with a box of dim sum ready.

Nicole, a fantastic organizational designer who loves craft nights at Cookhouse, dinner parties, and GOT.

Nicole, a fantastic organizational designer who loves craft nights at Cookhouse, dinner parties, and GOT.

client & company care

Alex, a.k.a. Stormy First Draft

Melanie, proud BTS fangirl

Manny, Excel wizard and former semi-pro Counter-Strike player


why cookhouse exists

To give our clients greater ability to, and more enjoyment in, celebrating the people they value.  

To provide our team fulfilling personal and professional growth through a challenging range of work.

To enable and increase environmental sustainability in small to mid-sized events.


big thanks to

MAC Knives | Professional, Superior, and Chef Series knives

Eva Klein | Interior Design

Hamilton Schwarzhoff | Stonework

Paul Chang | Branding


IN MEMORY OF

Reggie Guerrero


As much as possible, we support the following non-profits.

Wildlands Conservancy

American Red Cross

Gun By Gun

San Francisco SPCA

La Cocina

Benefitting


how Cookhouse started

My drive to gather people around a common table began after September 11, 2001. At St. Paul’s Chapel, directly adjoining Ground Zero, I joined a group of volunteers that catered to fire, police, rescue, and emergency medical workers, offering meals, music, therapy, first aid, rest, and community events. The grassroots volunteer relief effort grew to be an extraordinary, well-coordinated 24/7 operation for eight months, now commemorated at the National September 11 Memorial & Museum. It taught me the immense value of genuine hospitality and the healing nature of shared meals.

Throughout my career evaluating opportunistic markets at a major recording label and a technology research firm, I frequently hosted and attended a huge variety of dinner parties in space-starved New York City and San Francisco. After an apres-ski dinner with nine friends inspired the Cookhouse concept, I interviewed professional event planners and amateur party hosts alike, fielded a proprietary conjoint market research study and, after 18 months of searching and five failed attempts, found the right spot and built Cookhouse with the goal of addressing the many pain points of throwing a party or hosting a business dinner for under 30 people.

Jen Wu