our story

The Cook’s Nook: Created to Celebrate Family and Food!

The Cook’s Nook was born many years ago in Downtown McPherson, KS, when Priscilla Smith realized that young women in the McPherson community needed help with bridal registry. In short, she wanted to help those who were preparing to begin a new and exciting phase of life.

From top of the line cookware, bakeware, dishes, cutlery, gadgets, kitchen essentials, gourmet food, home decor, and SO much more, The Cook's Nook has continued to grow since opening the doors in 1988.

Business continues to bloom and we are always trying the newest items and brands in the housewares industry! Today, the store is run by Priscilla’s daughter, Jonna and Jonna's daughter, Cassidy. If you ask Jonna what brings the most joy to her day, the answer is simple: “I like to be the final stop.” So often, people search store after store, trying to find that one item they need to put the final touches on a meal or a unique piece to add to their kitchen. That one special gift that will convey to a friend just how much they care. At The Cook’s Nook, that’s what we do best!

To say we’re experienced might be a bit of an understatement. The Cook's Nook gals have many years of experience and special knowledge in all of our different product areas. When you come inside, we’ll have someone there to greet you with a warm hello and to give you all the help our experienced staff can provide.

Years have passed and our business has grown, but at The Cook’s Nook we remain committed to helping people create beautiful homes and cook delicious food. We hope to you’ll visit us soon! (You might even stop in when the whole fam is working! It's truly a family thing around here and we wouldn't have it any other way!)

Specialty housewares + Gift Items

We carry a wide selection of premium kitchenware products. Fiesta Dinnerware, OXO, Cuisinart, Le Creuset, The Green Pan, Hammer Stahl, Wüsthof, Stonewall Kitchen, a wide variety of Riedel glassware and home accents—we have something for every area of your kitchen!

Our best-selling Olivelle line is sure to check all of the boxes when shopping for your own kitchen or when you're putting together a special gift. From on-tap oils & vinegars, salts, seasonings, rubs, and other pantry items, you can't go wrong with Olivelle!

And, when you’re getting ready for the next family gathering or social event, we can help make it special. We have a great selection of gourmet foods: appetizer preparation packs and specialty relishes, cheeseball mixes and salsa kits.

Spoil the one you love the most! We’ve got a great selection of specialty chocolates in our candy case, and—we’ll even gift wrap it to go!

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Cooking Classes

A evening out and a chance to meet new people—we love to bring people together for cooking classes in our demo kitchen! Our wide variety of classes are a great way to learn new techniques, try new products in-store, and take home a few new recipes for your recipe box! We also offer personalized private events for groups of 8-10!



Where it all started! We offer personalized bridal registry experience to brides both local and afar! We help you select kitchenware that you'll love and have for years to come! Our bridal registries are available in-store and online for easy shopping! We even gift wrap for free - gift giving has never been easier!

bridal registries

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(620) 241-7180

Mon - Fri, 9:30am - 6:00pm
Saturday, 9:30am - 5:00pm
Sunday, Closed

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