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Independent Kitchen Store Offering Cooking Classes Opens in Cary

Quality Kitchenware, Cooking Classes, and Specialized Services

whisk-store-exterior(Cary, NC)—Cary has a new quality kitchen store – Whisk — which brings the best in cookware, cooking classes, kitchen services and local food items to the Triangle.   Whisk is an independent, locally-owned specialty retail store located in the Waverly Place shopping center.  The store opens its doors for business this Thursday, September 19th.

“We created Whisk from our vision of building a local cooking store where customers can find everything in one place, and can interact with knowledgeable staff and be inspired,” said co-founder and Cary resident Dan Saklad.  Dan, along with his wife and business partner Diana, envisions “a very special store that will become a destination for cooks, foodies, chefs and gadget hounds in the Triangle.  We want Whisk to be the kind of place you keep coming back to because there is always something new and exciting going on in the store,” Saklad explained.

Whisk is stocked with fine cookware and hardworking professional tools, attractive dinnerware, specialty foods, fun go-to gadgets, and one-of-a kind items. Respected brands such as All-Clad, Le Creuset, Wusthoff and Nespresso all can be found inside.  The diverse array of merchandise covers everything from food preparation to presentation.

whisk-interiorCooking classes at Whisk include skill building, demonstration and hands-on participation style formats.  All of the instructors are trained professionals who have a passion for food and cooking.  The Whisk instructors combine their practical experience with innovative techniques and present them in a useful and easy-to-understand format. The goal of the cooking classes is to make customers comfortable and confident in the kitchen whether they are a beginning cook or a seasoned food enthusiast.

Specialized services offered at Whisk include knife sharpening, bridal registry, private parties, and team building events.

Dan and Diana Saklad are food enthusiasts who have traveled extensively in an effort to experience food, cooking and cookware in a variety of cultures.  Having lived in Cary for eight years, Whisk brings the Triangle the perfect articulation of their experiences and unique vision.  For more information about Whisk and to see the upcoming cooking class schedule, visit