Our Story

Our Team

Joanne Bogus, CMP (Certified Meeting & Event Professional)

Joanne, owner of Cooks & Bakers Kitchen, is a 30-year veteran and thought leader in the hospitality industry. Joanne has held management positions in food and beverage, catering, marketing, and sales with prestigious organizations such as Ritz-Carlton, John F. Kennedy Center, Hard Rock Café, and Walt Disney World. In addition, during her years in hotel, restaurant, and event management, she developed restaurant start-up plans from concept to opening. She started her own company, JMB Meetings and Events, coordinating corporate and special events for private clients. Ms. Bogus is also a hospitality, tourism, and event management adjunct professor who is committed to the education and development of future leaders in the hospitality industry.

Throughout her career, Joanne’s passion has been cooking and entertaining for various clients, family, and friends. Her love of cooking and baking began in the kitchen with her mother, and she has continued making Mom’s favorite recipes for family and friends. Her extensive travel throughout the US and abroad has introduced her to many types of cuisine, resulting in an expanded passion for cooking. It goes without saying that Joanne’s background in event planning and traveling has spilled over to entertaining her family and friends at home. The creation of Cooks & Bakers Kitchen allows her to share her passion with you.

Mark Anderson

Mark, a former restauranteur, has traveled extensively exploring food from places in the US and internationally. He is dedicated to teaching you easy and delicious recipes, providing cooking tips, exploring the latest cookware and gadgets, and showing you how to extend your grocery dollars each week. Come in and see what’s cooking in the kitchen.

Jody Kusek

Jody has an extensive career in retail and can help you find the perfect gifts and gadgets for the cooks and bakers in your life. She enjoys designing perfect displays and can provide tips for you to design and stock your kitchen with products to fit your home. Her love of decorating allows you to tap into her creativity to design the perfect party at home.

Ann Sittig

Ann’s career has been rooted in education where she taught a variety of English and speech classes to high school students. Most of those years were spent with the Brandon Valley School District. Two of her favorite hobbies are cooking and design. She delights in entertaining family and friends by cooking new recipes, using the best cookware, bakeware, and gadgets to get the job done. Let Ann teach you the ABCs of cooking and designing your entertaining space at home.

Visit Us

Joanne and her team want to share their culinary knowledge and expertise with you by equipping you with the best cookware, bakeware, and essential kitchen gadgets. Cooks & Bakers Kitchen is committed to customer service where the focus is on you, our guest, by enhancing your lifestyle through cooking, baking, and entertaining at home.

Phone 605-705-6770


Dawley Farm Village at the roundabout
5906 E 18th Street, Sioux Falls, SD 57110