Love People. Cook Great Food.

I LOVE cooking for people!

Stephanie Cooks is a woman owned, Oakland based, business that's mission is to keep people nourished! It's important to me that all types of people and families can have great quality, home cooked, organic, and delightful meals on a weekly basis so please note I offer a sliding scale to my meal plan subscribers.

Please visit my Meal Plan Menus to learn more!

Do you love PAELLA? WELL, It's now on the menu ANYTIME! Please provide a 5 day turnaround for your order: Pans for 2, 6, or 10 are available for pick up, and pans for 20 or more are available for on-site preparation.

Please visit the Paella page to learn more!

My core values about my cooking for people are:

Food is meant to be shared. I believe it is a conduit for creating understanding and peace between people, so my portions are generous, often enough to feed at least two people.

Food should be delightful and never boring! Therefore, I am constantly seeking new preparations and rarely repeat menu items; however, if there is something you would like to see again, please be sure to let me know!

Food should honor traditions. I believe there are somethings that should be made for holidays, or for seasons, for example, during Crab season, I always make Cioppino and Gumbo, and for St. Pat's Day, I always make Corned Beef and Cabbage, but that is the only time I make these dishes, so to know, they are special, and not to miss out!

Food should always be prepared to it's highest potential, with high-quality, fresh, organic, seasonal ingredients that are locally sourced.

For those who simply just want a dish, I offer A La Cart Menus on Thursdays.

I am also available for catering events up to 100 people, and will work with you to create a fabulous menu.

Thank you for visiting and I look forward to cooking for you!

Love People. Cook Great Food.

Chef Stephanie