Luke and Steph first met back in 1999 when working together at Catalina Restaurant in Rose Bay. After embarking on a European working holiday together, which was originally meant for just one year, it resulted in 10 years working in a multitude of destinations within the Mediterranean for a Saudi Arabian Prince and his family.
It was throughout this time that Luke developed a strong appreciation for food prepared with simple, fresh, ingredients which he shopped for daily in the local markets.
A day in the life of working for “The Boss” as the Prince was referred to involved coming up with different meals every day based on seasonal and local produce. No two meals were ever the same and it was this freelance way of cooking that Luke fell in love with.
Two little boys and 10 years later, it was decided it was time to move back to Sydney and Luke and Steph found themselves in Sans Souci. A small shop came up for lease and the idea of Cooked and co. was born .... the dream was to provide locals with simple, fresh, wholesome food, cooked from scratch and made to order.... changing dishes regularly to keep it fresh and interesting for both patrons and Luke alike!
Cooked and co. opened the door's in April 2013 and operate from 7am daily with a casual “order and pay” system from a small but exciting menu offering breakfast and lunch. The display cabinet is always filled with at least one salad made from wholesome grains, pulses and super foods along with delicious rustic home made cakes and sweets and other house made specialties.
In the evenings throughout the summer, Cooked and co. operates as a Summer Burger Bar offering a selection of gourmet burgers & house made milkshakes staying open to 8pm Thursday – Friday.
As the Autumn/Winter months immerge, the Take Home Dinner Service begins. A weekly menu is devised, changing every week and delicious, wholesome meals are cooked available for takeaway served HOT and ready to go to feed bachelor's, couples and families alike.
Private Catering is also available tailoring everything to your particular needs ... think salads to go with your BBQ, canapes for a cocktail party or a 3 course meal to entertain guests ... whatever you need, Cooked and co. can do it, after all Luke is used to preparing food fit for a king!