HOURS & LOCATION
Monday through Friday from 10 am to 7 pm
Saturday 10 am to 4 pm
Holidays Observed: President’s Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day.
In addition, we are usually closed from Christmas Day through New Year’s Day to refresh the store for the new year.
Street Address: 465 Canyon del Rey Blvd, Monterey, CA 93940 (map it)
Stone Creek Kitchen is located at the intersection of Canyon del Rey Blvd and Highway 68 East in the Stone Creek Village Shopping Center.
THE BIG IDEA
Our hope, in opening Stone Creek Kitchen, is to create a unique destination for people who like to eat, drink and cook on the Monterey Peninsula. We envision a place that will come instantly to mind when you want incredible fresh food to take home, usual or specialty dry goods for your pantry, a new kitchen tool for yourself or a really special gift for someone else. If you need a little inspiration we hope you will come take a cooking class or participate in a tasting event. And, we hope you will drop by even if you aren’t sure what you might be looking for as we aspire to have exactly what you want.
OUR COMMUNITY & THE ENVIRONMENT
As locals we take an active interest in our community. We strive to support local producers, educators and community partners. Our goal is to supply the highest quality ingredients, products and experiences. Whether you are a cook or just like to eat you will find yourself at home in Stone Creek Kitchen.
We respect our environment and recycle, reuse and reduce our waste wherever possible. As this arena is constantly evolving we look forward to availing our selves of more responsible options as they become obtainable.
Stone Creek Kitchen is owned by business partners, Kristina Scrivani and Linda Hanger.
Kristina’s passion for introducing people to fresh, wholesome and delicious food began on her family’s farm where inspiration was growing all around her. Seasonal produce, meats and poultry were things to be shared. It was not about being “gourmet,” it was about feeding friends and family something wholesome and delicious. After traveling and tasting around the world, the joys of cooking and entertaining simmered their way into Kristina’s everyday life. Preparing and sharing unique food experiences became more than a passion, it was, at last, her job. Working as a personal chef Kristina honed her chops feeding eager foodies around the country including celebrities and politicos who shall remain anonymous to respect their privacy.
At Whole Foods Market, where Kristina was the marketing and community relations team leader for 12 years, the season’s bounty was shared on a much larger scale. An imaginative cooking instructor, many locals will recall the inventive calendar of events Kristina hosted in Salud! over the years. The thrill of bringing her own flavor and creative juices to her local community is enough to make her salivate and she looks forward to feeding you soon!
Linda’s introduction to the kitchen was her mother’s insistence that every competent woman should know how to make biscuits. Given that biscuits, no matter how light and fluffy, make for a lackluster presentation, 12 year old Linda felt this represented her time wasted. Instead she focused her energy on perfecting the bunny cake – an effort she felt would surely be a lot more impressive to dinner guests. To ensure that her bunny cake would not go unnoticed Linda tossed the coconut she used for fur in red dye #4 food coloring. This produced a shade of pink not normally found in nature but which met all of Linda’s requirements for making her creation a real stand-out. Obviously this was back when this ingredient was considered festive and not a carcinogen. This episode pretty much sums up Linda’s resume as a cook though she never lost her touch for the dramatic when it came to entertaining. Her credo as a hostess has revolved around making her guests feel welcome and special. She is known for mixing a great cocktail.
As for a career, and much to the delight of her mother who re-calibrated her definition of a successful womanhood, Linda has been the chief executive of two publishing houses. Being named one of the “50 Top Women in Book Publishing” by BOOK Business Magazine in May 2009 seemed like the gold-watch-moment in a wonderful career. Opening Stone Creek Kitchen is unlike anything that Linda has done before and she is extremely excited about this new chapter, in a new industry, in this amazing community. She looks forward making you feel welcome and special and is happy to counsel on the making of a perfect bunny cake or mixing a special cocktail.
WHAT’S BEEN SAID ABOUT US
Monterey County Weekly, March 20, 2014 – BEST OF MONTEREY COUNTY READER’S POLL: Best Gourmet/Kitchen Shop
Monterey County Weekly, June 20, 2013 Stone Creek Kitchen Celebrates Two Years!
Monterey County Weekly, March 14, 2013 – BEST OF MONTEREY COUNTY READER’S POLL: Best Gourmet/Kitchen Shop
SF Gate, February 20, 2013 – Central Coast Cooking Classes Dish Up Big Fun
Off 68, November 21, 2012 – Small Businesses Await You on Shop Small Saturday
Edible Monterey Bay, November 2012 – Stone Creek Kitchen Delivers!
Edible Monterey Bay, November 2012 – 2012 Holiday Gift Guide
Edible Monterey Bay, November 2012 – Give Thanks for Great Local Chefs on Thanksgiving
Monterey Herald, October 31, 2012 – Grub Hunter: Some of the Best Pies Are From Stone Creek Kitchen
Edible Monterey Bay, October 30, 2012 – Stone Creek Kitchen Delivers Delicious Pop-Up Dinner
Monterey County Weekly, June 11. 2012 – A DOZEN REASONS TO CELEBRATE STONE CREEK KITCHEN’S ONE-YEAR ANNIVERSARY
Monterey Herald, May 16, 2012 – FOODIE FUN HOUSE: Stone Creek Kitchen stocks gadgets, carries special ingredients, staffs a full-service kitchen and more…
Monterey County Weekly, March 15, 2012 – BEST OF MONTEREY COUNTY READER’S POLL: Best Gourmet/Kitchen Shop
Monterey County Weekly, March 15, 2012 – EDITOR’S PICK: Best Food Masquerading as Another Food: The Meatloaf Cupcake
The Salinas Californian, February 16,2012 – STONE CREEK KITCHEN OFFERS LUNCH, LESSONS, MERCHANDISE
Monterey County Weekly, December 22, 2011 – TURN IT TO ’11
Monterey County Weekly, August 18,2011 – ROCKIN’ FOOD
San Francisco Chronicle, August 8, 2011 – WHAT’S NEW IN CARMEL/MONTEREY
Monterey County Weekly, June 2, 2011 – ITCHIN’ FOR THE KITCHEN
The Salinas Californian, June 3, 2011 – FRIENDS OPEN STONE CREEK KITCHEN
Monterey County Weekly, June 1, 2011 – HALLELUJAH: Del Rey Oaks’ Stone Creek Kitchen To Open Next Week in Old Clementine’s Spot
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