Chef Contos Kitchen & Store
Chef Contos Kitchen & Store (CCKS), opening April 2013, is going to be Vermont’s premier gourmet retail store. Owned and operated by Chef Courtney Contos, CCKS provides an interactive, informed culinary shopping experience to the gourmet foodie and the beginner cook alike by offering chef-selected kitchenware in the intimate, inviting setting for which Chef Contos is known. In addition to featuring top-quality products, Chef Contos offers in-store cooking classes on a regular basis to provide additional education and ‘retail-tainment’. CCKS will be occupying the space at 65 Falls Road, Shelburne. Chef Contos brings a dedicated, enthusiastic following from her regular radio and TV spots, private cooking school in Essex and culinary consulting. Open year-round 10:30am-5:30pm, the store is staffed by General Manager Chef Contos and 1 part-time employee. CCKS is truly unique in Vermont, as the retail operation and cooking classes are operated by an experienced chef, thereby better meeting the needs of the cooking public. In an environment that fuses the warm comfort of Grandmother’s kitchen with cool, cutting-edge products, Chef Contos welcomes her customers, “Welcome home. I’m your chef friend in Vermont. How can I help?”
Your money will be used to help my kitchen buildout, items like a double oven, refrigerator, and kitchen basics.
Thank you for your support in making my "lifetime achievement award" come true!!!
Risks and challenges
After years of research and hard work preparing for the opening of Chef Contos Kitchen & Store, I am very confident that success is around the corner.
The challenge will be to keep the products in the store cutting edge, unique, and exciting to the customer. My goal is for Chef Contos Kitchen & Store to be the shop where you know you'll find products and classes that are unlike any other store.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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