About Us

The Cookshop Plus Story

Cookshop Plus was founded in February 2000. It was the culmination of 20 years retailing experience for founder Clare Goodwin, who had previously operated kitchenware outlets in Newcastle and Brisbane. Now owned and operated by Joanne and Terry Ryan, the store continues to enhance an international reputation for quality and service.

Cookshop Plus is a multi-award wining store, ranging from “Best new business” in the local Southern Highlands Small Business Awards, to the national and international GIA awards for Housewares Innovation and Merchandising Excellence.

There are a number of factors that set Cookshop Plus apart including our old fashioned service, a comprehensive range of quality contemporary housewares, complimentary gift wrapping (although we do ask for a donation to a local charity) as well as the friendliness and excellent product knowledge of our staff. We also import a number of ranges directly, which are exclusive to Cookshop Plus.  It is no wonder that we have regular customers that travel from Sydney, Canberra and the coast, just to shop at Cookshop Plus.

At Cookshop Plus we aim to have a product mix which is affordable, stylish and above all, top quality. We have everything from kitchenware, cookware, dining, entertaining, as well as a full range of gifts for the host or hostess.

Cookshop Plus caters for wedding gifts with a full bridal registry available, including gift wrapping and free delivery within the Southern Highlands. We also believe that a newly married couple should not go without any of the gifts they requested, and provide a 15% discount to the happy couple on all unpurchased items.

In addition to being popular with the home cooking enthusiast, we are meeting the needs of local cafes, restaurants and caterers.

If you are looking for a new shopping experience (or just a return to the levels of service of yesteryear), where you can receive as little or as much assistance as you require, add Cookshop Plus in Bowral to your list of “must see” locations.