About Our Store

welcomeTwo things are blissfully obvious to anyone who walks through the front door of Cook on Bay: we love to cook and we know how to have fun!

Cook on Bay is a home for the adventurous cook as well as the novice cook. We make shopping for cooking tools fun and educational. We want you to be able to choose from among the latest and greatest in tools and gadgets. We want to share with you tips and tricks to make your cooking experience more satisfying.

When you visit our store, you'll be immersed in a cook's dream come true. We offer special coastal cooking tools and serveware, locally-sourced Lowcountry foods and seasonings, and an extensive collection of unique kitchen and grilling tools and gadgets, cookware, bakeware, barware, and more. We have top-of-the line knives as well as a professional knife sharpening service. Some of the brands we carry include SMEG, Le Creuset, Wusthof, Shun, Smithey, Cuisinart, Thermoworks, and more! There's also a special section just for kids! All our products are hand-selected based on quality and performance, Cook's Illustrated reviews, personal experience, and special requests from our valued customers.

Jodi Campbell, store owner, and her wonderful staff share a passion for food, family, and friends. We've strolled Beaufort's Bay Street a hundred times, lulled by the sea breezes and enchanted by the charming shops and eateries. We've explored the Lowcountry - its rich history, beautiful beaches and marshes, and unique cuisine. While some of us are not Beaufort natives, we're all in love with with this quaint little town, its people, and the food!

Cook on Bay was born from two sisters’ shared passion for cooking ... and the need for good tools for good cooking. Jodi worked in corporate marketing in Boston for decades and decided it was time for a change. So she sold her house, packed up her life, and moved to Beaufort. Her sister, Anne, lived here part-time, and Jodi's daughter was starting college in Greenville, so all the stars aligned!

Jodi loves to bake and cook, and when she got to Beaufort, one of the first things she did was look for a good local kitchen store. When she couldn't find one, she called her sister and floated the idea of opening a store together.  And so, Cook on Bay came to be!  That was back in 2017; and now, thanks to the wonderful Beaufort community and vacationers, Cook on Bay has become a local favorite!

Our goal as a small, independently-owned business is to make our customers feel like family, to take care of our employees, and to give back to our community.

Someone once said she thought kitchen stores were some of the happiest places on earth. We agree!


Cook on Bay is a proud member of the Downtown Beaufort Merchants Association.