As the COVID-19 pandemic swept across the country, the issues related to equitable access to food became glaring. Almost overnight, populations (including the shut-in, the elderly, the working poor, and the homeless) all lost access to food. As more
On Monday, August 24th, Joi had the opportunity to sit down with Marcus Samuelsson to discuss his company, his career, his new book, his restaurants, and his community. Yes, there are a lot of commas in that sentence, but they were able to cover so much ground in a half-hour interview.
The Cook’s Nook is looking for a Site Production Cook and a Site Production Lead to support its partnership with Del Valle Independent School District. DVISD Program: Site Production Cook This role facilitates the
As the COVID-19 emergency evolves, we can’t help but to be aware of the impact the pandemic is having on our food system. While the work being done locally is outstanding, we are seeing a rapidly growing need
A Conversation with Kim Olson "This pandemic has really exposed the inherent brokenness of our existing food system." ~Joi Chevalier On Wednesday, May 20th, The Cook’s Nook’s Joi Chevalier participated in a Zoom call with local leader Kim
Farmers markets are about more than just…farmers. They are about community – seeing your neighbors, learning from local farmers, and trying the food and products that make Austin special. Some of Austin's best kept secrets are found in
In August 2019, the Cook's Nook was nominated for a Mosaic Award. The Mosaic Awards celebrate diversity in the Austin area. The Cook's Nook was in good company in the accelerator category, joining Capital Factory, Founder Institute, Mass
On Thursday, June 18th, 2019, seven of the country’s most prominent chefs prepared and presented dishes in honor of Juneteenth. One of those chefs included the Cook’s Nook’s founder Joi Chevalier. “For us, Juneteenth is about food, family,
On Saturday, June 15th, the George Washington Carver Museum, Cultural and Genealogy Center presents “Let Freedom Ring!” a Juneteenth celebration. This FREE event features crafts, carnival games, human hamster ball races, bungee/ joust jumper and a mobile arcade.
On Thursday, June 20th, the Greater Austin Black Chamber of Commerce presents the Black Taste of Austin. This year’s event showcases Victor H. Green's "Negro Motorist Green-Book”. The book served as a guide for African Americans traveling through