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|

Joi Chevalier Weighs in on Re-Linking the Food Supply Chain

The Refresh Working Group, Google and Swell Creative Group have come together for a daylong discussion on how innovative technology is changing the way we produce, eat, distribute and manufacture food. If the future of food is in technology, how can companies use technology to meet the challenge of feeding the population with innovation and [...]

2019-03-04T19:00:04-06:00March 4th, 2019|News|

Black History Is Happening All Around Us

The Cook’s Nook own Joi Chevalier is making history right here in Austin. KVUE recently profiled her experience and contribution to Austin’s food scene. “I was obligated to be better, to do better, to do more...," Chevalier said in her interview. Watch the entire interview to learn more about Joi and her inspiration to create [...]

2019-02-24T12:54:52-06:00February 24th, 2019|News|

Entrepreneur-In-Residence: Jen Rodriguez and 8 by 3 Small Plates

Chef Jennifer ‘JRodi’ Rodriguez is the entrepreneur-owner and executive chef of 3 Small Plates Catering in Austin, Texas. Join us for 8 by 3 Small Plates, Dec 14th 2 years in business and working with the Greater Austin Area Black Chamber of Commerce's Taste of Black Austin, Six Square Cultural District, and other celebrated Austin food [...]

2019-01-07T23:50:52-06:00November 29th, 2018|Announcements, Cook's Nook Events, Member Events|

National Small Business Week: The Cook’s Nook Awarded Excellence in Community Business Leadership

Monday, April 30th kicked off National Small Business Week with an array of events spanning over the course of the week. We were honored to receive an award, as nominated by The Greater Austin Black Chamber of Commerce, for Excellence in Community Business Leadership! For those of you in Austin, TX, you can still sign [...]

2019-01-07T23:50:55-06:00May 3rd, 2018|Uncategorized|

Peruvian Food Truck Killa Wassi Events

  Kati Luedecke's Killa Wasi infuses modern Peruvian cuisine with Central Texas ingredients to make for delicious flavors at their food truck. Originally from Brenham, Texas, Luedecke has over a decade of culinary experience under her belt. After taking a trip to Peru in 2014, she fell in love with the culture, landscape and food [...]

2019-01-07T23:50:56-06:00September 25th, 2017|Member Events|

Commercializing Your Food Product Or Service During Innovation Week ATX

We're in the midst of Innovation Week in Austin, TX, coming together to help celebrate entrepreneurship! With a host of interactive workshops, engaging panels and thought-provoking discussions designed to help you build your business, there's much to see and do until Friday evening, September 22nd. Dwight Flinkerbusch of The Cook's Nook will be hosting a [...]

2019-01-07T23:50:56-06:00September 19th, 2017|Announcements, Member Events|

John T. Edge with The Potlikker Papers: A Food History of the Modern South at Book People

We had the pleasure of catching John T. Edge, director of The Southern Foodways Alliance, at Book People in Austin, Texas last week! Presenting his latest work, The Potlikker Papers: A Food History of the Modern South, Edge spoke regarding how Southerners impacted American cultural identity as well as how race relations changed food culture [...]

2019-01-07T23:50:56-06:00June 13th, 2017|News|