New Addition to Cook It Here!

Over the last year, Cook It Here has grown to become the premier destination for discovering commercial kitchens to rent. We have been helping thousands of chefs every month find the commercial kitchens they need to be successful and take their … [Continue reading]

A Coach for Specialty Food Entrepreneurs

You know you’re onto something great: everyone loves your recipe; no one else is selling anything like it. You’re sure to be a success, right? Wrong. The hard truth of the specialty food industry is that no matter how delicious or innovative your … [Continue reading]

Is There an App for That?

The New Year is right around the corner, and with it, a chance to start fresh with your business. Are you looking to make some positive changes? Maybe you want to get better at promoting your services. Maybe you want to update your recipes. Maybe you … [Continue reading]

Seven Great Websites for Independent Food Professionals

Each time I draft a blog post, I dig around the internet for interesting and useful information for independent chefs and food professionals. And each time I find cool websites and content that I’d love to share with CookItHere readers. There is so … [Continue reading]

Feeding the Hungry and Other Cool Stuff: Volunteerism for Chefs

It’s that time of year again, when charities organize food drives and special meals for the less fortunate all over the country. From national organizations like Share Our Strength to local churches and schools, people are mobilizing around food, … [Continue reading]

On Publishing a Cookbook

So, you’ve been cooking for a long time, and you’ve gotten great feedback—you KNOW you’re an outstanding cook. You’re creative, and your specialty is coming up with new dishes that no one has dreamed of before. And you’ve been compiling all these … [Continue reading]

Featured Kitchen: The Hood Kitchen Space

We’re beginning a new series in the Cook It Here blog. Each month we’ll be featuring one of our commercial kitchens for rent. As you know, not all kitchens are created equal, and even if they are equal, they’ve still got their own features and … [Continue reading]

Catering for Kids

Kid-centered catering is a hot market that’s grown with the children’s party craze. Ordering pizza and playing Pin-the-Tail-on-the-Donkey just won’t do anymore, as Pinterest and mommy-bloggers set the bar ever higher for clever, themed kids’ parties … [Continue reading]

Opening a Commercial Kitchen for Rent

Our blog tends to focus on those seeking to rent a commercial kitchen, but here’s a switch:  what if you want to open your own commercial kitchen for rent? In researching this topic, I found very little clear-cut information. No one has broken this … [Continue reading]

At Your Service: Becoming a Personal Chef

Once considered an exclusive luxury for only the very wealthy, personal chefs are becoming more commonplace. Whether it’s the increasing demands on the average American schedule, our growing awareness of nutritional issues, higher standards for food … [Continue reading]