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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 [...]

2019-08-27T07:29:07-05:00August 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 cooked 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 [...]

2019-07-08T19:48:56-05:00July 8th, 2019|News|

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|

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 [...]

2019-03-04T19:00:04-05:00March 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 [...]

2019-02-24T12:54:52-05:00February 24th, 2019|News|

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 [...]

2019-01-07T23:50:56-05:00June 13th, 2017|News|

The Cook’s Nook in the Austin American Statesman

We couldn't be more proud of The Cook's Nook making headlines on the front page of the Austin American-Statesman! Cited from Addie Broyles of the Statesman as the city's first food incubator, Joi Chevalier's passion for business in the food industry and eagerness to provide entrepreneurial support was a niche that few had filled. A steady [...]

2019-01-07T23:50:58-05:00May 17th, 2017|Announcements, Cook's Nook Events, News|

Jordy’s Plantain Chips: Winner of Craig Nemec Elevator Challenge Awards

Designed to mimic the real world process of raising venture capital, The Texas Venture Labs Investment Competition (TVLIC) offer valuable feedback to University of Texas graduate students about their new business ideas, many of who go on to launch their own business in the future. This year's sixth annual E. Craig Nemec Elevator Challenge awards [...]

2019-01-07T23:50:58-05:00May 9th, 2017|Announcements, News|