Cooking can be learned, but must always, first, be loved. 

The art and practices of preparing food and entertaining guests have always been a fine point in our family's story. At the heart of this discipline was the desire to share our family's accumulated knowledge of cooking with other people. 

In 2003 Sybille and Gerrit van Kempen opened The Loaves & Fishes Cookshop on Bridgehampton's Main Street. The shop would feature in-store cooking demonstrations and our all-time favorite products and tools we used in cooking at The Loaves & Fishes Food Store and in entertaining at The Bridgehampton Inn & Restaurant.

We amassed from our travels, combining our greatest finds with the finest tools available. The shop and our family's collection has grown ever since. 

This year the Cookshop moved next door to the Bridgehampton Inn & Restaurant.