About Haven’s Kitchen
Haven's Kitchen is a cooking school, café, venue, creative agency, and social hub. Oh! And we have a line of sauces, too! It all revolves around one goal: Empower people through innovative food experiences.
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Preparing food with whole ingredients and enjoying a home-cooked meal is always a good idea.
Our Story
Alison Cayne

In 2010, Alison Cayne found an empty, virtually untouched 18th Century carriage house on West 17th street. Two years later, Haven’s Kitchen opened with three stories of possibility: A place for people to experience and connect through seasonal food, six days a week.

Since then, we've been feeding our community with dynamic opportunities to learn and enjoy. The building is constantly humming, thanks to an all-day café, daily events and cooking classes. In 2017, The Haven’s Kitchen Cooking School cookbook was published by Artisan and we launched Haven's Kitchen Sauces.

An extension of our promise to make cooking more convenient, creative and delicious, our fresh sauces are available at grocery stores across the Northeast.

Our Mission
Our mission is to get as many people cooking with confidence and joy as possible. Because cooking from scratch is good for our health and our planet.
WHAT GETS US OUT OF BED IN THE MORNING

Food…

Food…

has meaning, it's not just fuel.

has meaning, it's not just fuel.

Cooking…

Cooking…

is a valuable and pleasurable experience.

is a valuable and pleasurable experience.

Creativity…

Creativity…

brings out our best selves.

brings out our best selves.

Confidence…

Confidence…

helps you make the world a better place.

helps you make the world a better place.

Meet Our Team
Alison Cayne

Alison Cayne

Founder
Halle Heyman

Halle Heyman

Director of Events
Alexis Delaney

Alexis Delaney

Head of Education
Rebecca Quinones

Rebecca Quinones

Director of Operations
Irit Oren

Irit Oren

Director of Service
Francesca Choy-Kee

Francesca Choy-Kee

Event Designer
Keith Flanagan

Keith Flanagan

Director of Content & Communications
Adi Fracchia

Adi Fracchia

Head Chef
Press
vogue

"One of New York City’s Best-Kept Secrets"

Madeleine Luckel, Vogue
food & wine

"There’s nothing else quite like Haven’s Kitchen in Manhattan, or anywhere really..."

Kristin Donnelly, Food & Wine
goop

"We’re pretty smitten with the concept here..."

goop.com
bon appetit

"...Store-Bought Sauces that Make Weeknight Cooking Way Chill"

Aliza Abarbanel, Bon Appétit
realsimple

"...The Haven’s Kitchen Cooking School Is Our New Favorite Cookbook"

Dawn Perry, Real Simple
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