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Keep Austin Together Fills Food Distro Gap

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 to feed more and more of the Central Texas population that have limited access to food. Local [...]

2020-05-25T15:36:33-05:00May 25th, 2020|Announcements|

Joi Chevalier Discusses Food System with Local Leaders

"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 Olson, and Betti Wiggins, Officer of Nutrition Services for Houston ISD to discuss how this pandemic has magnified gaps in our current [...]

2020-05-25T14:59:08-05:00May 25th, 2020|Uncategorized|

Going to the Farmers Market

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 farmers markets. You won’t be surprised to find out that some of our own Cook’s Nook members [...]

2020-01-02T16:38:25-06:00October 29th, 2019|Uncategorized|

The Cook’s Nook is Nominated for a Mosaic Award

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 Challenge, Techstars, and the winner, DivInc. In 2019, diversity is not just a feel-good notion, it is [...]

2020-01-02T16:41:21-06:00August 27th, 2019|News|

Juneteenth Celebration at James Beard House

Joi's dish highlighted "Glory". 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, and celebration,” Joi explained. On June 19th 1865, 2.5 years after [...]

2020-01-02T16:47:38-06:00July 8th, 2019|News|

Let Freedom Ring! Enjoy a Juneteenth Shoebox Lunch from the Cook’s Nook

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. A Juneteenth Marketplace includes Melanated Marketplace with local vendors, character reenactments of the "Texas Slave Narratives", and [...]

2019-06-04T20:28:04-05:00June 4th, 2019|Announcements|

Joi Chevalier and Friends Participate in the Taste of Black Austin

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 the segregated South. The book included homes, churches, Black-owned establishments. Taking place at the Peached Social House [...]

2019-06-06T18:03:49-05:00June 4th, 2019|Announcements, Member Events|

Cook’s Nook and Vinder Collaborate to Highlight Local Resources

The Cook’s Nook members collaborated with Vinder to highlight local growers and produce. Taking advantage of local resources doesn't just boost the local economy, local produce that hasn't been on a truck for days is fresher and packed with nutrients. Vinder is an organization that connects home growers with community members looking for local produce. [...]

2019-05-08T19:23:05-05:00May 8th, 2019|News|

Joi Chevalier Presents at the James Beard House

Any foodie worth her salt has heard of the esteemed James Beard Awards. The mission of the foundation is to “celebrate, nurture, and honor chefs and other leaders making America's food culture more delicious, diverse, and sustainable for everyone.” The organization does more than give out awards, it fosters a community of culinary excellence through [...]

2019-06-06T18:10:57-05:00May 6th, 2019|Announcements|

The Cook’s Nook Founder as Thought Leader on Food and Tech

The Refresh Working Group brings together farmers, small business owners, researchers, corporate partners, nonprofit leaders, educators, community organizers, and innovators to integrate food and technology in a responsible way. Joi Chevalier is a board member of the Refresh Working group. Recently, she participated in a SXSW panel on Re-Linking the Food Supply Chain. Along with [...]

2019-03-26T20:08:51-05:00March 26th, 2019|News|