Dave McCormick is one of those food enthusiasts with whom you can get lost in an hour-long conversation about everything from the proper sweetness-to-acidity ratio of balsamic vinegar to his personal love of cookware. His store, Pro Kitchen Gear, is located in tony Greenville—just minutes from Wilmington and is equivalent to foodie nirvana. Geared toward the discerning home cook, the store’s carefully curated shelves are stocked with renowned brands like Emile Henry and Mauviel—brands that send any gastronome’s heart into overdrive.
Like most creative entrepreneurs, Dave is a natural-born dreamer and PKG was borne out of a love for food that he could no longer suppress. With an equal mix of big ideas and determination, he left a lucrative career in the corporate technology world and set out to make his dream a reality. The small retail space with a posh address offers a little bit of everything to everyone. Home cooks with an affinity for high-end cookware will delight in the store’s offerings while those looking to sharpen their culinary skills or learn new techniques (can you say sous vide, anyone?) will love the regularly scheduled cooking classes. A little nook in the back corner of the store houses some interesting food-focused tomes; there is also a unique array of smaller kitchen gadgets and tools that are perfect for gift-giving.
Though the store gets its fair share of the ‘ladies who lunch’ crowd, you’re more likely to run into serious home cooks scouring the store for high-quality cookware. Pro Kitchen Gear definitely makes outfitting your home kitchen like a pro easier than, say, whipping up the perfect soufflé.
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Pro Kitchen Gear (located in Greenville Crossing shopping center)
4021 Kennett Pike
Greenville, Delaware 19807