Brigade Kitchen was founded in 2017 with a simple objective: give home chefs the high-quality tools they need at a fair price. Brother & Sister founding Team, Shane & Josephine Finnegan found themselves constantly frustrated with the options available when cooking at home. Either you go cheap, and fully anticipate tossing the cookware in a few months, or you make some financially irresponsible decisions in kitchen specialty stores (which we don’t recommend). Brigade is the happy medium. We work directly with some of the best and most experienced manufacturers in the world, cutting out the middlemen and allowing us to provide you with the same premium products you would find in kitchen specialty stores but at half the price!
Our Mother believed wholeheartedly in the importance of a home cooked meal. Growing up in a family with 5 kids the chaos of our day seemed to halt when dinner time came around. Because of these memories both of us are avid and passionate home cooks. We came up with this idea because it was clear there was a gap in the market for affordable and high quality cookware, especially in kitchen essentials like chefs knives and frying pans. With backgrounds in software & marketing strategy and start-ups & ecommerce respectively we decided to take on this market gap ourselves. We have watched our friends get the kitchen of their dreams through their wedding registry and became tired of waiting for a monumental life event like that to have the tools we need to cook at home. We dove head first into the manufacturing and product development process, and after a year of learning, testing and user feedback, we decided on the 4 essentials for any home cook’s kitchen. Optimally sized for cooking for 2 – 4 people, we couldn’t be more proud with what we’ve built. We decided on the name Brigade (slang for the hierarchy within a professional kitchen) as we are looking to create a new Brigade of home chefs.