We started Great Jones because we believe in the power and pleasure of making food with your own hands, even if you’re just frying an egg.
We’re childhood friends of 20 years who first met at summer camp, where we bonded over a love of Chipwich ice-cream sandwiches and pizza pockets.
Prior to starting Great Jones, Sierra worked as a food editor at New York Magazine and won a James Beard Award for her writing. She also hosted a show for CBS This Morning interviewing chefs. Maddy comes from the startup world; she managed consumer insights for Warby Parker and was a product manager at Zola. We’re both first-time entrepreneurs.
The name Great Jones is a nod to Judith Jones, a cookbook author and editor who championed and published the work of Julia Child, Edna Lewis, James Beard, and many others. She died in 2017 at age 93. It’s also a reference to New York, where we’re proud to both live and build our business.
We hope Great Jones makes you feel equipped and empowered to cook more frequently. And if you need help roasting a chicken, or you simply can't decide what to cook after a long day, we’re here.
Sierra and Maddy