It’s Another New Year for Cook Magazine
It’s another new year and we all have so much to look forward to. But before embarking on yet another year, I look back to the year that was and realize that there’s so much to be thankful for. First on my list of thanks is God for keeping me in relative health despite the abuse I put on my body. I know I need to eat healthier, and I do try. Of course, family is a very close second and my Cook family not too far behind.
Cook has had a great 2014. We’ve managed to keep afloat and even grow in a very difficult market. The changes and improvement we tried to make was received very well and we were even rewarded with our very own kitchen studio by the management and our partners who trust us and what we do fully.
We at Cook don’t do our work for recognition or prestige, and definitely not for the money. We love what we do and who we do our work with, and that’s plenty to be grateful for. Our team is composed of much more than myself as the Editor-in-Chief, Maggie as our Managing Editor and Marlon as Advertising Sales Manager. We may be the most visible, but we couldn’t do what we do without everyone else’s tireless efforts.
I’d like to start the year by thanking those who rarely get to go out and mingle, those who assist us in our work, those who aren’t even part of the staff box. The pictures here show a photo shoot turned thank you dinner for the extended Cook family. Along with our account managers and our very creative artist, we wouldn’t be here without the support of our coordinators, I.T. staff, photographers, trainees, our driver, maintenance people, janitors, everyone who in one way or another has contributed to our success. They may not be working exclusively for Cook, as we share resources with our sister publications, but they are a big part of what makes our magazine come out monthly.
Of course, we cannot forget our beloved readers, without whom, Cook would cease to exist. So accept our heartfelt gratitude and our pledge to make 2015 even better. Happy New Year!