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About Deon Foster, Our Professional Chef

Deon Foster is a Le Cordon Bleu-trained chef. She lived in Florida, Hawaii, Tokyo, London, Germany, North Carolina, and Virginia, but was raised in Baltimore, MD. Her gourmet dreams led her to the famed le Cordon Bleu Culinary Institute in London. With her love for food, she finds purpose and joy by sharing her knowledge about it. Many years later, her food odyssey brought her back to America—this time, to Olde Towne Portsmouth, VA. With her guidance, we provide cooking classes and offer a gourmet food line that will surely to please your palate.


Our shop's grand opening was last December 1998. Eighteen years later, our kitchenware, gadgets, gourmet specialty foods, and coffee and tea products are enjoyed all throughout Olde Towne Portsmouth and beyond. We are a registered dealer of trusted kitchenware brands such as Stonewall Kitchen, Wind & Willow, and William Bounds. In addition, we carry our own labeled line of jams and jellies. Come visit our shop—The Kitchen Koop is where the heart is!