Different Drummer's Kitchen - The Cook's Resource

Originally founded by Mary Ann Meisberger as Different Drummer's Kitchen,  The Cook's Resource has been in business for over 35 years. Still run by the Meisberger family and loyal staff, we strive to provide our customers with the highest level of customer service. We offer an extensive selection of merchandise, over 5,000 items, to help make your experience in the kitchen a rewarding one. A local, family owned cooking and dining specialty store with two locations: Lenox and Albany, New York.

Take a Cooking Class!

If you love to cook and are interested in learning new techniques and recipes taught by the region's top chefs, well, this is what you've been looking for.

Our Cooking School in Albany, NY feature hands-on as well as demonstration style classes. You will find our instructors knowledgeable and down to earth. Our course selection varied and exciting. Menus range from regional cooking to seasonal themes. In the past we've taught classes on Indian cooking, Thai Cuisine, Cajun, holiday entertaining, knife skills, and even have a yearly kids camp, getting young people engaged in cooking.

Our classes run on a three semester year round schedule. Classes typically last 2.5 hours. Students sample all items from the featured menu at the end of the class. There is no minimum level of cooking experience required in order to fully enjoy our classes. The chefs accommodate beginners as well as advanced students.


Lenox, Massachusetts

374 Pittsfield Road

Monday-Saturday 10 AM -6 PM
Sunday 10 AM-5 PM

Albany, New York
Stuyvesant Plaza
Monday - Friday 10 AM - 9 PM
Saturday 10 AM - 6 PM
Sunday 12 - 5 PM