Welcome to Now Cooking! We are so proud of the kitchenware, knives, bakeware, cookware, cutlery, kitchen utensils, tools, gadgets and brands we have to facilitate your culinary endeavors and skills. We thank you for visiting!
Founded by Tom and Jenny, our mission is to provide you with the necessary tools and resources for your cooking, baking and entertaining needs. Quality, great taste and beautiful presentations are always important for us, and we hope they are for you as well.
Tom grew up in an Air Force family and moved all around the world. With a degree in Mechanical Engineering and an MBA, he's run a number of companies and traveled all over - in fact, he's been on every continent for business except Antarctica and Africa! His love for culture, food, wine and entertaining was expanded and enhanced with all his travels, and his knowledge brings an international flair to the brands we seek.
Jenny grew up in a large family, worked her way through college for her BA and MA, taught both high school and adults, and raised our family. She can cook for two, but finds cooking for large family gatherings the most fun. Because we love to entertain our family and friends, we've always searched for things that make preparations easier, faster, more convenient and beautiful, while not sacrificing any of the important qualities.
We've learned so much through our own entertaining and travels. We wanted to be able to bring some of what we've learned, experienced and enjoyed to others! Starting our little adventure in 2011, we quickly outgrew our home and moved to an office-warehouse location.
We launched this on-line store on August 15th - the birthday of one of our "chef idols" - Julia Child. Occasionally you may see quotes that we love from this larger-than-life American chef who pioneered the art of adapting sophisticated French cuisine for normal Americans. For us, Julia is the matriarch of the modern "Foodie."
Tom and Jenny do most everything, from sourcing products, shipping and customer service. We've had great support and help from our children, family and friends and we couldn't have done it without their encouragement and advice! During our busy seasons, they often come in and lend a hand - which we so thoroughly appreciate.
We've also made some new friends along the way. We now have friendships with many of our suppliers and their representatives and office staff, which enables us to trust the products and brands that we offer even more. We see their dedication to their businesses and brands, and especially to their customers. We couldn't have done it without some of these key people, who have really taken us under their wing and given us so much support and guidance. We thank them most sincerely and truly treasure their friendships.
We've learned a lot, are working hard, and looking forward to what this adventure will bring. We're glad you're here and hope you'll continue to partner with us for all your cooking and baking needs.
Tom & Jenny