“COOK has its roots in a coffee shop started by my parents over 35 years ago. I worked there during school holidays and it didn’t take long for me to see the pressures of being an independent retailer in a world dominated by the multiples. Today COOK remains family-controlled, independent, and passionately committed to supporting other like-minded independent retailers. It’s in our DNA.”
Ed Perry, COOK Co-Founder
Created for independent retailers
You’ll never find our meals next to the frozen pizzas and peas in the big supermarkets. We’re proud that our meals offer a real point of difference for likeminded independent retailers.
From sourcing ingredients to transporting the finished product, COOK is involved every step of the way. Our chefs prepare all our meals by hand, with even the shortcrust pastry made from scratch. Every year their hard work is recognised by everyone from the Good Housekeeping Institute and ‘Best Of’ lists in the national press, to the British Pie Awards and the Guild of Fine Food. In the last three years alone, COOK mains, sides and puddings have won an astonishing 58 Great Taste Awards.
Our Concessions business is built on good relationships with our 700 or so partners. When a new partnership begins, we provide the latest POS for free and ongoing support from our full-time designated Concessions Team, both on the ground and at our office in Kent. All our meals come barcoded and priced.
Whether you’re a destination or a convenience shop, we have a range to suit you. So if you’re an established independent shop and that sounds like a good fit, we’d love to hear from you.