Cooks' World was founded in April, 1978 by my Dad, George F Wiedemer, who, like his father before him and four sons after him, ran a successful food service equipment house in Rochester NY called Cable-Wiedemer. In 1978, my Dad felt there was an opportunity to sell better kitchen and cooking equipment to consumers, as well as the restaurant trade....and Cooks' World was born, here at 2179 Monroe Avenue, in the Town of Brighton New York. We are still here today!
In 1981, Al Larter, a former Sibleys Food Service Manager, came on board and over 15 years successfully built a loyal customer following. In 1994, Al retired and I came on board, continuing his tradition of taking care of the customer first, through good old fashioned friendly and knowledgeable service. So in 2018, we will celebrate a major milestone in retail, being able to survive and thrive for 40 years!
Yes, I am very proud of this, proud of my employees, who have been working at Cooks' World for a long time. Proud of the customers who choose to support local businesses with their time and wallets, as without them, we do not exist. Proud of the partnerships across the board we have developed to serve this community in very challenging times. We will continue to serve those around us.
Our store sells what we believe are the best tools for passionate home cook. Certainly we have good, better and best selections in cookware, and cutlery, but also offer a great assortment of bakeware, small appliances, european ceramicware, giftware, specialty foods, and gadgets galore. Our services include, but are not limited to FREE gift wrapping, a knife sharpening service, knife skills classes, special ordering, a customer loyalty program, just to mention a few.
We connect with our customers through various social media outlets, especially our email list, where we send out weekly "specials". Come and visit us, share you culinary story with us and others, sip a free cup of coffee, and explore our store. If you love to cook, this is really a fun place!