The Cook’s Warehouse -- Midtown
Ansley Mall behind Blockbuster, 1544 Piedmont Road, Suite 403-R
Atlanta, Georgia 30324
(404) 815-4993; (800) 499-0996; webinfocookswarehouse.com
Type: Other places
Web site: http://www.cookswarehouse.com/productcart/pc/landing.asp
Description: Mary Moore is the founder and owner of The Cook’s Warehouse. Before opening The Cook’s Warehouse, she worked at award-winning Atlanta restaurants “Partners” and “Indigo”, serving as line cook, expeditor, kitchen manager and day chef. She then served as the Director of Research and Development for “Harry’s Farmers Market”, Atlanta’s then largest and most prestigious gourmet and fresh food supplier.
In 1995 Mary combined her love of cooking and business by opening The Cook’s Warehouse. Under Mary’s leadership the business has rapidly expanded to include a cooking school with over 150 classes per quarter taught by renowned guest chefs in four kitchens. The retail store on Amsterdam Avenue has doubled in size from the original store. The Cook's Warehouse now offers a mail order catalog, website shopping, and a quarterly newsletter.
In the spring of 2002, Moore opened her second retail location and cooking school in Atlanta's Brookhaven neighborhood. The new location is shared with Sherlock's Wine Merchant, enabling Moore to offer the finest in cooking and wine to a dedicated customer base. The partnership is the first of its kind in the Atlanta area. In addition to featuring the finest in cookware, kitchen appliances and unique gadgets, the Brookhaven store boasts a fine selection of artisan wine from around the world and a beautiful wine bar.
In the fall of 2005, Moore opened her third retail location in the downtown area of the city of Decatur. The new location is a partnership between her, Doug Bryant – owner of Sherlock’s Wine Merchant, and Craig Maske – General Manager of Sherlock’s Wine Merchant. As with the Brookhaven store, this location offers the finest in cookware, kitchen accessories and appliances and unique gadgets, as well as handpicked artisan wines and cooking classes.
In the spring of 2006, Moore re-launched Cookswarehouse.com to include a full retail section. Web offerings include top brands of cookware, cutlery, kitchen electrics, and gadgets as well as new, unique and local products. Moore re-located the offices of The Cook’s Warehouse and opened a warehouse to support Cookswarehouse.com in fall 2007.
In addition to leading the store, Moore is a guest teacher of cooking classes. She has made television appearances on WXIA, the local NBC affiliate, Good Day Atlanta, the local Fox affiliate, the local PBS affiliate, and co-hosted segments of Home Plate with Marvin Woods on Turner South. She has been a guest on “Tastebuds Food Show” on Radio Sandy Springs and “Behind the Line” on WGSR Atlanta. She is a food stylist and hand model for film productions and her television credits include multiple national commercials, a GPTV Julia Child and Burt Wolf production and “Nathalie DuPree Entertains”, a PBS series. She has filmed cooking demonstrations for "Southern Living Presents" on Turner South and a commercial for Duke’s mayonnaise. Mary is a member of the International Association of Culinary Professionals, the President of the Atlanta Chapter of Les Dames d’Escoffier, a board member of Atlanta’s Table, a Division of the Atlanta Community Food Bank, a member of the American Institute of Wine and Food, Georgia Organics, the Southern Foodways Alliance, James Beard Foundation, Women Chefs and Restaurateurs, and serves on the Woodward Academy Alumni Board.
Awards and Recognitions:
-International Association of Housewares, “Global Innovator Award, USA”, 2007/2008
-International Association of Housewares, “Global Innovator Award, World” nominee, 2007/2008, (winner TBA March 2008)
-Georgia Trend Magazine, “40 Under 40: The Best and Brightest”, 2007
-HomeWorld Magazine, “The Players - People to Watch”, 2008
-KAI USA, Shun “Retailer of the Year Award”, 2007
-Gourmet News Magazine, “Leadership Awards”, 2006 Finalist
-Catalyst Magazine, “Top 10 to Watch”, 2006
-National Assoc of Women Business Owners, “Woman Business Owner of the Year”, 2006 nominee
-Creative Loafing, “Best Place to Buy Kitchen Gadgets and Best Cooking School in Atlanta”, 2006, 2007
-Creative Loafing, “Best Place to Buy Kitchen Gadgets in Atlanta”, 1997 - 1999, 2004, 2005
-Gourmet News Magazine, “Top 20 under 40”, 2004
-Gourmet Retailer Magazine, “25 most important gourmet retailers”, 2004
-Harper’s Bazaar Magazine, “Top cooking schools in the Country”, 2002
Industry Leadership Roles:
-Gourmet Retailer Magazine, Advisory Board Member since 2007
-The Gourmet Housewares Show Retail Advisory Board Member since 2006
-IHA Specialty Retailer Advisory Panel Member since 2003
-Gourmet Catalog Retail Advisory Panel Member since 2003 - 2007
-International Housewares Assoc, Chief Housewares Executive Super Session, Panelist 2003
-James Beard Foundation Awards, Judge, 2000 – 2006, 2008
-Fancy Food Product Awards, Judge, 2007
-International Home and Housewares Product Awards, Judge, 2006, 2007
-Georgia State Women's Leadership Forum, Panelist, 2006
-Le Cordon Bleu Culinary School, “Celebrity Judge” for Tea Culinary Competition, 2006
-Atlanta Community Food Bank, Atlanta’s Table Board Member since 2001
-Les Dames d’Escoffier Atlanta Chapter, President, 2007
-Les Dames d’Escoffier Atlanta Chapter, Vice President, 2006
-Les Dames d’Escoffier Atlanta Chapter, Treasurer, 2000, 2001, 2004, 2005
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