About Us

The Happy Cook has been known for over 35 years as an inspirational and energizing place to shop, create and bring to life lasting memories in the home and in the kitchen.  Our reason for being is our customers. We genuinely enjoy making customers happy.  We believe excellent service goes beyond a transaction. This approach to service was the driving philosophy behind TheHappyCook.com.  Your purchase is the culmination of many hard hours of work by our team at The Happy Cook.  Unlike big chain stores with websites, our commitment to your satisfaction will continue well past your purchase.

Since 1978 The Happy Cook has been a family run business, and that tradition still lives on today .  Husband and wife owners, Monique and Steve, can actually still be found working with real, live customers.  If you’re lucky, you’ll find our favorite “Top Chef,” Amos, roaming the floors and keeping everyone in line.

The internet has everything, we all know that.  The Happy Cook sets itself apart with consistent dedication to excellent customer service.  This approach means that you can always count on speaking directly to someone who can help you immediately.  You can get the same products here as at the big chains, but you’re experience will be that much better because we’re not bogged down with red tape and funny rules.  Our product selection is predicated on the same values.  We bring you the best of the best in each category, but you’ll also be pleasantly surprised to find products that the chains and big box stores aren’t willing to carry.

We tell you all this, hopefully not to bore you, but to show you what makes the difference in our website. The years of caring for people in our store has now been translated to our new virtual store.  You can expect the same level of customer service, excellence in merchandise and dedication to your Happy Cooking!

If you’ve shopped with us before, welcome back.  If not, then, it’s nice to meet you and we ask you to try us out and see why “Every Cook Should Be A Happy Cook!”

Charlottesville Store Hours
Monday – Saturday 10 AM to 8 PM
Sunday 10 AM to 6 PM

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