THE OFFICIAL DIRECTORY FOR EAST GRINSTEAD
Whatever you are looking for, East Grinstead probably has it.
As a not for profit organisation we list free of charge all the businesses in the town (any missing will soon be added) to help residents and visitors keep things local.
In the beginning...
Dale cooked everything himself with one sous chef (Spencer, who's still with us), in a small kitchen in Rainham, Kent. When miraculously we survived our first few years and opened a couple more shops, we upgraded to a bigger kitchen nearby in Sittingbourne.
In 2005 we took the plunge and borrowed a lot of money to design and build our own kitchen in Sittingbourne. We moved in 2007 and it's where we still cook today.
The COOK Kitchen works in a similar way to a big hotel kitchen, with different sections responsible for different parts of the cooking process - checking ingredients as they come in; preparing them; cooking; making pastry; assembling the different components of the finished dish; freezing; packing and labeling. Unlike most food companies, we don't believe in using machines to do jobs that people can do better. This means we run a very complicated operation that depends entirely on the passion, care and teamwork of our people.