Kitchen Col­lec­tive

IN NAPA VAL­LEY, THERE’S A PRI­VATE CLUB DE­SIGNED FOR COOK­ING EN­THU­SI­ASTS

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While shared tast­ing rooms are fairly com­mon to­day, in 2002, the idea was some­what of a nov­elty. How­ever, it’s a con­cept that Gar­ret Mur­phy re­al­ized when he opened Vint­ner’s Col­lec­tive, a tast­ing room that housed a select group of Napa’s bou­tique winer­ies all in one space. To­day, Mur­phy’s turned his at­ten­tion to­ward an­other revo­lu­tion­ary brain­child, a pres­ti­gious ur­ban cook­ing club. Next month Kitchen Col­lec­tive will open its doors in down­town Napa at 1650 Soscol Av­enue. Part restau­rant and part coun­try club, Kitchen Col­lec­tive is a mem­bers-only so­cial club that is cen­tered around the ac­tiv­i­ties of a shared state-of-the-art kitchen. Cur­rently, it’s the only culi­nary club of this sort in the na­tion.

Mur­phy hopes to cre­ate an epi­curean ex­pe­ri­ence in a non­pre­ten­tious, yet lux­u­ri­ous set­ting. “The shared kitchen lets mem­bers have fun cre­at­ing a unique meal with a pro­fes­sional chef us­ing new tools, and share it with their friends and fam­ily,” he said. Mem­bers have ac­cess to the Col­lec­tive’s gourmet kitchen—that is stocked with tools and in­gre­di­ents not avail­able to the ev­ery­day home cook—and its pro­fes­sional chef. The Col­lec­tive will host ex­clu­sive events in­clud­ing food classes, culi­nary com­pe­ti­tions and vis­it­ing chef and vint­ner din­ners and tast­ings. As well as be­ing a space where mem­bers can host an ele­gant din­ner party, the Col­lec­tive will have a full bar and menu of bites. The pri­vate club re­quires an ini­ti­a­tion fee and has tiered mem­ber­ship with full or so­cial ac­cess op­tions. So­cial mem­bers are not al­lowed to use the kitchen, but can par­take in the food-cen­tric fes­tiv­i­ties.

Ac­cess to the club doesn’t come cheap, but is less ex­pen­sive than many other pri­vate clubs in the area: Full mem­ber­ships start at $250 per month plus an ini­ti­a­tion fee of $2,500. Full mem­bers are al­lowed ac­cess to uti­lize the club’s fully-stocked kitchen and pro­fes­sional chef. So­cial Mem­ber­ships, just al­low­ing mem­bers to use the club’s fa­cil­i­ties out­side the kitchen, start at $150 per month with a $1,500 ini­ti­a­tion fee. All mem­bers can bring guests and are in­vited to ex­clu­sive mem­ber events like cook­ing classes and com­pe­ti­tions with vis­it­ing chef and wine­mak­ers.

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