Middlebury, VT-based Kiss The Cook has been featured in the Addison County Independent, a local news outlet, for its array of cooking demonstrations.
The site highlighted two of the store’s employees, Natacha Liuzzi and store manager Pamela Martin, and discussed the duo’s strategy — and energy — behind the growing selection of cooking demonstrations that they recently began doing at Kiss The Cook.
“People come in and enjoy each other’s company, it’s almost like a meeting,” Liuzzi said. These demos are an opportunity for people in the community to come together and chat with each other. Anyone who comes in as a stranger, is likely to leave as a friend.”
The duo combine demonstrations they do themselves, like making Italian sodas, with guests. This ensures the customers are presented with something new and unique at the independent gourmet housewares store.
Kiss The Cook has been locally owned and operated since the 1990s, according to the store’s website. Originally founded by Marie Bouffard and Mike Soulia, who operated the store for more than 20 years, Kiss the Cook was purchased by Luke and Ashley Wight in 2014.