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