Upcoming Events with The Cook’s Nook

Joi on the Go! Look for Joi around town and on the web discussing:

  • Small Business and Entrepreneurship
  • Small Business Growth
  • Food Ecosystems and Policy

March 10-12



March 12, 2023

RSVP to 50+ luminary speakers discussing the food systems most pressing topics and themes carefully curated by Food Tank and Huston Tillotson University. Joi will be joining the panel “Stop Separating Food and Health.” RSVP NOW


Previous Events at the Cook’s Nook

A Texas Tale: Stories of Food Resilience, Access, and Equity

The Cook’s Nook’s second annual fundraising dinner, A Texas Tale. Highlight stories of food resilience, access, and equity in the Austin/Travis County community on December 8, 6:30-9pm! Proceeds went to Farmshare Austin and Green Thumb Farming, two innovative, upstart organizations that are working to diversify our local food systems.

A four-course meal designed by Joi Chevalier (The Cook’s Nook), Adrian Lipscombe (Uptowne Cafe), Todd Duplechan (Lenoir), and Michael Fojtasek (Olamaie).


BCL Financial Literacy Series 2022

The Cook’s Nook is excited to partner with BancorpSouth and BCL of Texas to offer a Small Business Financial Readiness series. This four-part series includes topics on how to tackle small business financials, find hidden markets and capital for growth.

June 11: BCL Part 2: Understanding SWOT and Operations for Growth
July 16: BCL Part 3: Finding Hidden Markets
August 13: BCL Part 4: Show Me The Money! Finding Capital to Grow Your Business

Saturday, June 18: Juneteeth outdoor cooking demo

Texas Farmers’ Market at Lakeline
11200 Lakeline Mall Dr, Cedar Park, TX 78613

Joi hosted an outdoor cooking demo as part of a Juneteenth Celebration at Texas Farmers’ Market at Lakeline.

Saturday, March 12 1-5pm, SXSW Center, 14th/Lavaca, Austin Texas

Join SXSW, Huston-Tillotson University, Food Tank, The James Beard Foundation, Little Herds, The Cook’s Nook and more for an unforgettable series of activations, discussion, art, memorable tastings, and interactive experiences all curated around building more sustainable food systems.

Day 1, on Saturday, March 12, of The Future of Food Festival at SXSW concludes with the Conference on Food Resilience, Access and Equity (CFRAE), from 1:00PM-5:00PM.

Dec 9th, 2021: A Texas Tale: Stories of Food Resilience, Access, and Equity

A Texas Tale dinner is a unique, five-course dining experience is brought exclusively to you by four chefs, whose food shows a love and commitment to Texas foodways: Joi Chevalier of the Cook’s Nook, Adrian Lipscombe of Uptowne Cafe, Robert Hale of the Texas Beef Council, and Uyen Pham, CEC, of the Culinary Institute of America.

April 15th, 2021: Creating A New Channel and Partner

Join Dwight as he introduces Bill Price from ProMark, a local food broker, to understand what food brokers do, how they get paid, and how to leverage their services.

April 22nd, 2021: ePac Visit and Packaging Program Class

Partnering with the right flexible packaging company can make all the difference. ePac is pleased to offer custom flexible packaging solutions and digital printing services for brands of all sizes in and around Texas. ePac helps your brand stand out on the shelf while keeping your product protected and extending shelf life. Join Jeff Jacobs, Director of Digital Marketing at ePac to learn more about how to work with a co-packer.

January 27-28, 2021: Conference on Food Resilience, Access and Equity

The Conference on Food Resilience, Access and Equity, presented by The Cook’s Nook, provides a forum to facilitate much needed dialogue and cooperation between local private and public organizations to share experience, know-how and best practices that address food insecurity for people most at risk during emergencies and disasters in local communities.

Food Talk – Lessons Learned: Distributing Your Product

May 15th

Hear first-hand the experience of Arpit and Elora, Founders of Bhoomi super-botanical cane elixirs. Hear how they took the leap and learn from their experience: looking out for charges, approaching large and small retailers, and more.