Established in 1984 the Woodbridge Kitchen Company is a wonderful independent Aladdin’s den of kitchen gadgets, utensils, pots and pans, stocking over 2,500 both everyday and aspirational kitchen and homeware products.
We relocated in 1990 to larger premises at 7 Thoroughfare to cater for our ever expanding product range and in 2001 expanded again to establish the wonderful and exciting shop we have today.
In December 2005, Spike Powell, founder of business back in the 80’s retired after 21 years, with Kirsteen Torrance and Paul Venediger purchasing the business and taking it forwards. Since then the business has been a regular winner of local and national awards having been judged Britains Best Window Display 2019 at The Houseware Innovation Awards, and also highly commended as Britains Best Independent Cookshop at the same awards.
Later in 2019 we were awarded the prestigious Excellence in Retail Display for Independents by the prestigous Excellence in Housewares Awards for 2019. The icing on the cake (pardoning the pun) is the award of Best Independent Cookshop 2020 at the next years The Houseware Innovation Awards.
2020 challenged all businesses in many ways but it afforded us the opportunity to overhaul our back-office systems which culminated in the launch of our online store in November 2020.
Having been in business for over 30 years we’re always flattered to hear that we’re a must visit for anyone coming into Woodbridge. We’re committed to providing excellent customer service and pride ourselves on our knowledge, enthusiasm of our superb staff team and deep rooted relationships with our suppliers which give us access to an enormously broad product range – if we don’t stock it, we’ll try and find it.
Our large air-conditioned store in Woodbridge, Suffolk stocks over 3,000 products from some of the best kitchen and home brands including amongst others; Ulster Weavers, KitchenCraft, Dualit, Magimix, Bamix, Emma Bridgewater, Chilly’s Bottles, Oxo Good Grips and Robert Welch.
We have over 40 suppliers ranging from multi-national global players such as Joseph Joseph to the smaller start-ups that we’re delighted to support as they offer us a point of difference, and hopefully keep you coming back for more.
As well as independent stockist of exceptional cookware, we are all enthusiastic cooks and can offer customers the best advice on everything from knife sharpening to the secrets of making marmalade. We like to think we offer something different and are the home of everything practical and stylish for the kitchen.
We’re truly proud to be running an independent business in Woodbridge, it’s a wonderful environment that we do not take for granted. Our customers both locally and further afield have supported the business through challenging times and we thank you from the bottom of our hearts.
Kirsteen & Paul