We’re Local. We’re Unique. We’re Personal.
WELCOME TO WHISK! LOCATED IN CARY, NC AND DREAMED UP BY DAN AND DIANA SAKLAD, WHISK IS the triangle’s favorite store for cooks, foodies, chefs and gadget lovers.
First, an introduction.
We are Dan and Diana Saklad, founders of Whisk. We created Whisk because we had a vision of building a local cooking and kitchen store where our customers could find everything for the cook, all in one place. At Whisk, you’ll find:
Quality Kitchenware – 15,000 unique items
Cooking Classes – 40+ public classes and private cooking events each month
Culinary Inspiration – An idea driven community of chefs and home cooks eager to create, share and help!
We want Whisk to be that place that you keep coming back to because you like shopping here. The kind of place where the staff is enthusiastic and knowledgeable, there is always something new to pique your interest, and the services are unique and value-added. The kind of place you walk into and say,"Whisk is the best kitchen store in North Carolina."
Thanks to our great community, our dream has come true! It started with being awarded The Best Kitchen Supply Store in The Triangle, and progressed to Gourmet Retailer's Kitchenware Retailer of the Year award as well as the International Housewares Association's Global Innovator Award. We are proud of the national and international press we have received, and humbled by the fact that it all started with a dream to start a community-focused small business in North Carolina.
WE SHARE YOUR LOVE OF COOKING!
We love to cook, experiment, and play in the kitchen. Whether it is a party, a gathering with family and friends, or a simple family dinner, we have always found the kitchen to be the center of action in the house. Spending as much time as we do in the kitchen, we’ve come to understand how great kitchen gadgets, gourmet ingredients, and cookware can really transform your entire cooking experience. We created Whisk as a place for you to feel that same enjoyment by introducing you to some great kitchenware products, and enhancing your culinary knowledge and proficiency through our cooking classes and demonstrations.
LIFE HAPPENS IN THE KITCHEN. ENJOY IT!
– Dan and Diana Saklad
“There’s so much to learn and enjoy at the Crepes Cooking Class. The staff are fun and resourceful. Chef Joan is amazing. Will be back! “ -Michelle Kranig
“What a beautiful store! The owner and staff that I was introduced to were all very friendly. Very cool place!”
- Dean Colosimo
“The store in Waverly Place, Cary, NC has the nicest staff and the employees go out of their way to help you with your cooking needs and questions. I can't wait to take one of their cooking classes! They have a great selection of quality kitchen tools that are priced great! If you love to cook you will absolutely love this store!”
- Kristen Anne Schweitz
“Love Whisk! Just visited for the first time last week. Picked up a few must-haves, and left our "prized knives" for sharpening. Great staff and great selection. Will be back. A candy store for foodies of all levels.”
- Cindy Jones
“Stopped in today for the first time! Talk about a candy store for adults - I could have purchased every single thing I saw! Going to be back and might take a cooking class. So nice to meet Dan and Diana!”
- Diane Dolac Mason
“I walked in this afternoon while passing by. I wanted to look around and happened upon a beautiful kitchen in the back of the store, where one of the owners was working. He and his staff were all welcoming and easy to chat with. The store is laid out well and very calming to walk around in while exploring kitchen items/gadgets. I picked up a Microplane and chatted with the cashier ladies for a bit who were knowledgeable and kind. I live 40 mins away but I’ll be stopping in again soon to check out their cooking classes!”
- Dani Stokely
“Lovely place for food lovers and home cooks. Great service and very friendly staff.”
- Deniz Ender
“Awesome store with great selection and prices. Looking forward to doing a cooking class soon! (If any of my friends or family need gift ideas for me... I will take any item in this store and be happy :-) ).”
- Kimberly Stevenson Ward
“Terrific local business. Great concept, great inventory, and even better customer service!”
- Amy Whipple Toland
“Friendly people and super great products!! I love this store!!”
- Susan Pinney
“I am not a shopper by any means, but THIS store kept me there for over an hour. There's so much to see! The staff was super friendly and very knowledgeable. Whisk Carolina will delight chefs whether novice or expert. Supporting local businesses means supporting local families and that is just a great feeling. Wishing you all the best. Will be back soon.”
- Elise Johnson
“It has come to be a bit of a habit that anytime I head up to Raleigh or Cary for anything, I have to stop at Whisk - even if it is just to look around and get ideas for what my kitchen needs next. But this past Saturday just solidified my opinion of this store, its staff and the owner, Dan.
At the time, I had no idea that I was talking to the owner of the store, but I was just asking questions about knives, getting his opinion and handling several different brands (all of which are top notch!) before looking at the set prices. Dan didn't know me from Adam, but he still made sure that I was going to be able to take the best set of knives possible home with me.
I can't say enough about the staff, they are always friendly and knowledgeable and incredibly helpful. If you need kitchen supplies, this is the place to go. The only downside is that I now need another excuse to head up to Cary!”
- Zak Willard
“This is by far the best Kitchen Store I have been in. I was visiting the area for other reasons and while I was out that way, and I dropped in to check it out. Very friendly staff. I felt very welcomed and not pushed to buy something. Thanks.”
- John Richardson
“Amazing selection of ... well ... everything!”
- Andrea Smith
“Great customer service and they really know their products! Best kitchen store around.”
- Deb Woods
“My new favorite place.”
- Amelia Ricci
“Awesome store! Everything a chef can want.”
- Donna Boyd Kleinert
“This is by far the best kitchen store. Hands down.”
- Adrian C. T. Bacon
“Thank you for being so helpful during my last visit! Very friendly and great service. My husband enjoyed a class a few months ago and the staff was very helpful in getting him situated with his sprained ankle!”
- Katie Cook Johns
“Exceptional place, wonderful owners. Took a cooking class all about salads with Chef Jennifer. Can't wait for her soup classes in the fall!”
- Maria Luisa Lugo
“Quality merchandise. Love the cooking classes, and you can’t beat the friendly atmosphere!”
- Michele L. Siemasko
A wonderful kitchen supply store with excellent cooking classes/demonstrations. The owners and all staff are knowledgeable and very helpful.
- Gay Barnes
Excellent classes and supplies for every culinary need (and want!).
- Sue Haberberger
“I've been avoiding Whisk since they opened, not because I heard bad things about them but because spending my entire paycheck in a kitchen store might get me in trouble LOL. My husband and I attended a class on Irish food (paired with beer from Bond Brothers Brewery) on St. Patrick's Day and had a wonderful time! The class was a lot of fun, the food was delicious, and the store (as I suspected) was just awesome.
The instructors were really friendly and connected with folks by being practical about cooking, which is not something you always get from cooking demos/classes. I could spend all day (and all of my paycheck) in Whisk if I had that kind of free time on my hands! I did buy one item which had been demonstrated during class and already used it...and it was magical (it was the Silpat). You can bet I'll be giving Whisk my business in the future and hope that you do too!”
- Rachel Palmieri Weber
“Beautiful locally owned store with something for any cook! Great service, knowledgeable staff, cool classes.”
- Kelley Griner Chisholm
“They have wonderful customer service. Everybody is very friendly.”
- Ismael Villalvazo