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About The Cook's Warehouse

As founder and CEO of The Cook’s Warehouse, Mary Moore has combined her love of cooking and business. The Cook's Warehouse is Atlanta’s premier gourmet store and cooking school with four convenient locations: Midtown, Brookhaven, Decatur and East Cobb. These are complemented by an on-line store at cookswarehouse.com and a mail order catalog. 

Moore opened the first Cook’s Warehouse location in Midtown on Amsterdam Avenue in 1995, and under her leadership, the business rapidly expanded to include a cooking school with more than 800 classes taught annually by renowned chefs in four kitchens. In 2002, Moore opened a second location in Brookhaven that is shared with Sherlock’s Wine Merchant. This partnership, the first of its kind in the Atlanta area, enables Moore to offer the finest in cookware, kitchen accessories, appliances and unique gadgets, as well as handpicked artisan wines and cooking classes. In 2005, Moore, in partnership with Doug Bryant, owner of Sherlock’s Wine Merchant, and Craig Maske, general manager of Sherlock’s Wine Merchant, opened the third retail location in downtown Decatur. As with the Brookhaven store, this location offers the finest in cooking and wine to a dedicated customer base.

In the spring of 2006, Moore re-launched Cookswarehouse.com to include a full retail section. Web offerings include top brands of cookware, cutlery, kitchen electrics and gadgets as well as new, unique and local products. Moore re-located the offices of The Cook’s Warehouse and opened a warehouse to support Cookswarehouse.com in fall 2007.

In the fall of 2009, Moore moved her flagship store to Ansley Mall in a space formerly occupied by Piccadilly Cafeteria. This 6,500 square foot space is 30% larger than her original Amsterdam Avenue location, offers the largest live display of Miele appliances in the US in the state-of-the-art teaching kitchen, and offers over 15,000 items for the aspiring cook to professional chef. In September 2011, Moore will open her fourth location in Merchant’s Walk in East Cobb, Marietta, GA. This store is located next to the new East Cobb Whole Foods Market and The Cook’s Warehouse is running the housewares department inside of this Whole Foods, a first time collaboration for the Grocery chain and for Moore. Since opening her first store, Moore has grown her business to 73 associates in four locations and on-line.

Prior to opening The Cook’s Warehouse, Moore managed the kitchens and cooked at award winning Atlanta restaurants Partners Morningside Café and Indigo Coastal Grill. She then served as the director of research and development for Harry’s Farmers Market, which at the time was Atlanta’s largest and most prestigious gourmet and fresh food supplier.

Moore frequently shares her culinary experience through the media.  She has made television appearances on the Atlanta affiliates for NBC, Fox (Good Day Atlanta), Home Shopping Network, FamilyNet and PBS as well as co-hosted segments of “Home Plate” with Marvin Woods on Turner South.  Moore is a food stylist and hand model for film productions, and her television credits include multiple national commercials, a GPTV Julia Child and Burt Wolf production and “Nathalie DuPree Entertains,” a PBS series.  She has filmed cooking demonstrations for "Southern Living Presents" on Turner South and a commercial for Duke’s mayonnaise. Moore has been a radio guest on “Tastebuds Food Show” on Radio Sandy Springs, “Chef and the Fat Man”, and “Behind the Line” on WGSR Atlanta. She also writes regularly for Atlanta’s Finest Dining magazine and has written for Atlanta Woman magazine.

In addition to leading The Cook’s Warehouse, Moore is a guest teacher of cooking classes.  She is also respected nationally as a culinary resource and is frequently asked to speak at industry conferences.  Moore has also consulted with many other culinary retail operations including Columbus Cooks (Columbus, Ga.), The Savvy Gourmet (New Orleans, La.), Kitchenware Outfitters (Savannah, Ga.) and The Rolling Pin (Sarasota, Fla. and Athens, Ga.). 

Moore has received numerous awards and has been recognized as a successful businesswoman and leader in the culinary industry.  She is an active member of many industry organizations including the International Association of Culinary Professionals, a past-president of the Atlanta Chapter of Les Dames d’Escoffier, the 1st vice-president of Les Dames d’Escoffier International, the immediate past-chair of the Advisory Board of the Atlanta Community Food Bank, a member of the American Institute of Wine and Food, Georgia Organics, the Southern Foodways Alliance, and an advisory member on the Woodward Academy Alumni Board.

Industry Leadership Roles:

U.S. Chamber of Commerce, Council on Small Business, 2010, 2011
Metro Atlanta Chamber, Board of Directors, 2010, 2011
U.S. Chamber of Commerce, Council on Small Business, 2010, 2011
Metro Atlanta Chamber, Board of Directors, 2010, 2011
Metro Atlanta Chamber, Small Business Growth Council, Chair 2010, 2011
Les Dames d’Escoffier International Board 1st Vice President, 2010/2011
Metro Atlanta Chamber, Small Business Growth Council, member since 2008
Int’l Home and Housewares Association, GIA Awards Judge 2011
Int’l Home and Housewares Association, Product Awards Judge, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2010
Les Dames d’Escoffier International Board 1st Vice President, 2010/2011
Les Dames d’Escoffier International Board Treasurer, 2008/2009, 2009/2010
Les Dames d’Escoffier International, Atlanta Chapter, Immediate Past President, 2008
Les Dames d’Escoffier International, Atlanta Chapter, President, 2007
Les Dames d’Escoffier International, Atlanta Chapter, Vice President, 2006
Les Dames d’Escoffier International, Atlanta Chapter, Treasurer, 2000, 2001, 2004, 2005
Atlanta Community Food Bank, Advisory Board Chair, 2010/2011
Atlanta Community Food Bank, Advisory Board Vice-Chair, 2008/2009, 2009/2010
Atlanta Community Food Bank, Advisory Board Member since 2001
Gourmet Catalog Retail Advisory Panel Member since 2003
Retail 2020, Advisory Panel Member since 2008
Gourmet Retailer Magazine, Advisory Board Member, 2007 - 2010
The Gourmet Housewares Show, Retail Advisory Board Member since 2006
International Housewares Association, Specialty Retailer Advisory Panel Member since 2003
High Museum Atlanta Wine Auction, Committee, 2004 – 2011
The Carter Center, Board of Councilors Class of 2010, 2013
James Beard Foundation Awards, Judge, 2000 – 2006, 2008, 2009
The Gourmet Housewares Show, Home World Magazine Roundtable Panelist, August 2009
Ineternational Housewares Association, Chief Housewares Executive Super Session, Panelist, 2003
Fancy Food Product Awards, Judge, 2007
Georgia State Women's Leadership Forum, Panelist, 2006
Le Cordon Bleu Culinary School, Celebrity Judge for Tea Culinary Competition, 2006

Awards and Recognitions:


Georgia Trend, 2011 Power Women
Gourmet Insider Magazine, All Star, 2011
Shun Retailer of the Year, 2007, 2011
Gourmet Retailer Magazine, Top 50 Retailer, 2010
Jezebel Magazine, Best Kitchen Specialists and Best Cooking School, 2010
The Gourmet Retailer, Retail Yearbook 2009
Intown Atlanta, Best of the Holidays - Best Place to Buy Gifts for the Cook, 2009, 2010
Flavors Magazine Scrumptious Edition, spring 2009, featured Chef
Metro Atlanta Chamber, Small Business Person of the Year 2008, Top Five Finalists
International Housewares Association, Global Innovator Award, USA, 2007/2008
Creative Loafing, Best Place to Buy Kitchen Gadgets and Best Cooking School in Atlanta, 2006 - 2010
HomeWorld Magazine, The Players - People to Watch, 2008
Atlanta Magazine, Best Cookware Store, 1997, 2008, 2009, 2010
Georgia Trend Magazine, 40 Under 40: The Best and Brightest, 2007
All-Clad Metalcrafters, Preferred Customer, 2006 - 2009
Gourmet News, Leadership Awards, 2006 Finalist
Catalyst Magazine, Top 10 to Watch, 2006
National Association of Women Business Owners, Woman Business Owner of the Year, 2006 nominee
Gourmet News, Top 20 under 40, 2004
The Gourmet Retailer Magazine, 25 most important gourmet retailers, 2004
Harper’s Bazaar Magazine, Top cooking schools in the Country, 2002