After more than 10 years in Williamsburg, Brooklyn Kitchen will be moving its cooking classes and food events to Sunset Park’s sprawling Industry City complex. Co-owner Taylor Erkkinen tells Eater that the new space will have a patio on which they’ll host guest chefs and grilling classes. They’re joining restaurants like Burger Joint, Parm, and Avocaderia in the massive complex.
Besides the patio, the major difference here will be the lack of retail. The original location has long been a stop for kitchenware, locally-sourced non-perishables, and fresh produce, which will not carry over to the new location.
This isn’t the absolute end for the Williamsburg space, though, which Erkkinen and co-owner Harry Rosenblum still have plans for. “We’re going to hold onto the space for the time being and try to have events and rent parties and fun weird shit, but there’s nothing concrete yet,” Erkkinen says.
Brooklyn Kitchen opened in 2006 as a retail shop, eventually adding butcher Meat Hook in 2009. That coincided with a move to 100 Frost Street, where BK Kitchen has been providing cooking classes ever since (though recently sans Meat Hook, which moved around the corner in 2016). The kitchen supply store briefly opened in Manhattan’s Gotham West, but now just maintains the one location.