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Awards and Press
Geoff & Drew's has been awarded for having the "Best Cookies in Boston" for 3 years in a row. According to major food critics, the national media and customers alike - Geoff & Drew's cookies and brownies are the best in the United States. If you are a member of the press or a public relations firm and require information about our gourmet cookies, fudge brownies, cookie gifts, brownie gifts or Geoff & Drew's Incredible Cookies: Please send Press Inquiries to Carol, our Chief Cookie Girl at firstname.lastname@example.org
PRESS & AWARDS
2009 New England Dessert Showcase! Winner BEST COOKIE !!!!BOSTON, MA - March 18, 2008 Senator Anthony Galluccio (D) and Representative Jeffrey Sanchez (D) teamed up today with Junior Achievement of Eastern Massachusetts to recognize four companies that exemplify the best in business practices and community involvement. At the Massachusetts State House, Senator Anthony Galluccio and Representative Jeffrey Sanchez together announced the 2008 Inductee Companies to the Junior Achievement Boston Business Hall of Fame. The companies selected for induction include Commodore Builders, Geoff & Drew’s Incredible Cookies, Mullen and State Street Corporation. The Junior Achievement Boston Business Hall of Fame recognizes companies for their excellence in three key areas: success in the free enterprise system, proven commitment to the community, especially youth and education, and insistence on growth and investment in Eastern Massachusetts. Every company announced this morning is recognized in their industry and by the overall community for their commitment to achieve high results in both the professional and civic arenas, especially in Eastern Massachusetts. Every company selected offers its employees paid time off for volunteering, sponsors local charitable events, contributes in-kind to local organizations and each engage in pro-bono work. Balanced with their community support, each of these companies is engaged in the personal development of their own employees. Each company has established career progression models with defined tracks for growth and has strong participation from their employees. “We are proud to honor the good work of these companies, as they have demonstrated an outstanding level of dedication to the communities they serve,” said David C. Eustis, Jr., President of Junior Achievement.
Gourmet Magazine – Lust Desserts - "Cookies so fresh and flavorful we'd consider passing them off as our own", Shannon Rodgers Drew Koven commented, "we're building consensus as the clear winner for delicious gourmet cookies, gourmet brownies, cookie gifts and brownie gifts. This is a big honor and a new era for gourmet cookies and Geoff & Drew's Incredible Cookies is the new standard for cookie excellence."
Everyday With Rachael Ray Snack of The Day - "Drew these are delicious, really amazing" - Rachel Ray: "I'm going to break my diet for these" - Valerie Bertinelli: One of the best snack s we've ever had on the show!
Gentry Magazine - "The Best Cookies We've Ever Had." Read Article
U.S. News and World Report Trophy Camp Gifts - “Gooey Perfection”- Read Article
Featured in Bride & Groom Magazine January 2010 - Page 50 - http://www.bridegroommag.com
Phantom Gourmet TV Show (February 2006, 2005, 2004) - Awarded As "The Best Cookies" in Boston. Drew Koven commented, "it's an honor and a pleasure to be recognized by the Phantom Gourmet for our gourmet cookies, gourmet brownies, cookie gifts and brownie gifts. We are proud to have won this award for three years in a row."
CBS Early Show/Redbook - Ease Winter Nights - Shorter days and cold temperatures can make winter seem unbearable. But the editors at Redbook have some great winter pick-me-up ideas. Cheryl Kramer, Redbook's beauty editor, visits The Early Show to talk about some winter items designed to warm your body and your soul. Geoff and Drew's S'mores Kit: "Why sit around the campfire when you can sit in the living room? This kit comes with delicious dark and milk chocolate covered graham crackers, marshmallows, and sticks." It's an honor and a pleasure to be recognized by The CBS Early Show and Redbook Magazine for our S'MORES Kit, a natural and creative extension of our gourmet cookies, gourmet brownies and cookie gifts and brownie gifts."
Today Show, (NBC) - Destination Wedding Series, Finalist - Chocolate Chip Wedding Cake - November, 2004, This is wild, the hottest new idea in wedding cakes, first there was the Krispy Kreme Donut Cake, now it's the Geoff & Drew's Incredible Cookie Wedding Cake! Drew Koven commented, "it's an honor and a pleasure to be recognized by The Today Show for our creativity with gourmet cookies, gourmet brownies and cookie gifts and brownie gifts. This is a big honor and a new era for gourmet cookies."
Gourmet by Mail - Geoff & Drew's is a company known well for its delicious baked goods - especially cookies - and gifts for every occasion. The Signature Chocolate Blue Box is just one example of Geoff & Drew's amazing cookie assortments. They also make some amazingly moist and delicious brownies. The Blue Box contains 12 of their "award winning" cookies - you can choose an assortment or all 12 of one variety. Geoff & Drew's White Chocolate Cranberry, Double Fudge, Oatmeal Raisin and Chocolate Chunk cookies are the perfect blend of sweetness, crunch and chewiness. I was particularly fond of the White Chocolate Cranberry and the Chocolate Chunk cookies, but all of them are truly excellent. The Signature Chocolate Blue Box is beautifully packaged and would make a fantastic gift for anyone who has a sweet tooth.
WBZ-TV & WSBK-TV38 - Geoff & Drew's of Boston, Massachusetts wins Third Annual Red Sox Cookie Bake Off Contest - Chronicled by Dan Roche (2008). Members of the Boston Red Sox took part in their annual cookie bake off in Spring Training. Drew Koven commented, "it's an honor and a pleasure to be recognized by such a fine organization as the Boston Red Sox players, coaches and management are, for our gourmet cookies, gourmet brownies and cookie gifts and brownie gifts. Thanks to Gabe Kapler for representing us again "
Boston, MA June 3, 2008: Geoff & Drew's brownies blow away the taste testers at The Nibble, earning honors as "the best brownies we've ever had," and Top Pick of The Week. For a confection that’s been around for a scant hundred years, the brownie has certainly bonded with Americans. How many people have never baked a batch—even if only from a mix? Growing up licking the bowl from the brownie batter is a memory that many of us hold dear. Since its inception, the brownie has evolved from something with a light chocolate flavor, to recipes that can rival fudge for their dense intensity. But at the end of the day, what most people want is a basic chocolate brownie. Carol Spickler, whose card reads “President and Chief Cookie Girl” of Geoff & Drew’s, has her finger on the pulse of what sells. The company makes a fudgy brownie that is deep in chocolate flavor and extremely moist. Yet, as with all great recipes, the richness is in balance: After our “standard portion” of two brownies, we never feel that we have over-indulged. Click to see the full article.
Boston, MA MAY 21, 2008: Geoff & Drew's Incredible Cookies was formally inducted to the Junior Achievement Boston Business Hall of Fame at a formal induction ceremony took place on Wednesday, May 21 at the Westin Copley Place Hotel. Carol Spickler, President & Chief Cookie Girl accepts the award on behalf of G&D. Junior Achievement is the worlds largets in -and after school learn by doing business education program. JA has a proven, long term impact on youth, giving them a stake in the free-enterprise system. JA programs foster an entrepreneurial spirit and strive to create a better workforce for tomorrow.
Boston , Mass - May 2008 - Carol Spickler, President & Chief Cookie Girl Volunteers to teach 3rd graders at Malden Elementry School as part of the JA Achievement Program.
OK Magazine - December 11, 2007 - Give The Gift of Style! - Santa never had cookies like this! Tasty treats from Geoff & Drew’s are the ultimate gift of indulgence for just about anybody.
|Amazon.com Announces Editors' Picks for Hot Holiday Gifts|
SEATTLE--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Nov. 23, 2007--Amazon.com (NASDAQ:AMZN) today announced that Geoff & Drew's Incredible Cookies and Brownies are one of its editors' top picks for the holiday season. In what is expected to be its biggest holiday season ever.
French Culinary Institute Professional Development Series, New York City - October 2007 - Drew Koven to help launch the French Culinary Institute's Professional Development Series with a seminar presentation on taking your food idea to market. Got a great food idea? Turning a simple idea into a money making business isn't as difficult as it might seem. The truth of the matter is there's a huge demand for high-quality niche food products. Just think of all of the new brands you see online and in gourmet shops each year. Who would have thought you could a build an empire on flavored marshmallows, doggie ice cream, or spicy peanut butter?But in order to turn your idea into profits, you need a plan! You need advice from someone who knows what he's talking about! Enter Drew Koven, founder and CEO of Geoff & Drew's Incredible Cookies and the mastermind who put Jones Soda and Fresh Direct on the map. With his motto, "never confuse your hobby with what it takes to make a successful business," he'll get down to brass tacks and show you what it takes to succeed in the competitive world of food entrepreneurs. He'll cover everything from product development and launch to sustaining a profitable business over time. Sign up today for PastryScoop.com's four hour seminar with Drew on October 13th here at The French Culinary Institute and learn what you need to know to get a leg up on the competition.
FamousInterview.com - August, 2007 Gary James has interviewed over 1000 entertainment personalities since 1978. During that time, he has Interviewed everyone from Donny Osmond to Ozzy Osbourne, from Henry Mancini to Kiss. He has also interviewed Actors, Authors, Chefs, Dancers, Politicians and Entrepreneurs and now Drew Koven of Geoff & Drew's Incredible Cookies. Here's what Gary had to say about Geoff & Drew's Cookies: "I can personally attest to the fact that Geoff And Drew's cookies are so good-----they're beyond delicious!!" - Click here to read the full interview.
Inc Magazine - Me Want Cash Up Front - Getting Customers To Prepay Hannah Clark - September, 2007 For a company, getting paid on time can mean the difference between having cash for an expansion and borrowing to pay the bills. But if you're a minor vendor, you may be last on your customers' payment priority list. One solution: getting clients to pay in advance. That's easier said than done, of course, because your customers like holding on to their cash as much as you like seeing them part with it. Nevertheless, clients will prepay if given the right incentives. Following are three stories of business owners who got sick of waiting around for payment and decided to do something about it.
VIRGIN ATLANTIC CELEBRATES 2007 JETROSEXUAL AWARDS
Norwalk, CT (May 21, 2007) – Virgin Atlantic Airways announced today at an award ceremony in Boston, MA that Drew Koven, Chief of 100% Customer Satisfaction of Geoff & Drew's Incredible Cookies, has been awarded as their Jetrosexual for 2007, rewarding the ultimate entrepreneur that best represents the spirit of innovation and customer service. The award celebrates a new emerging business culture of entrepreneurs who move business and culture forward each and every day. Ignoring borders and time zones, Drew, in essence, is making the world smaller with each cookie and customer experience.
In accepting the award, Drew Koven commented that "Geoff & Drew's Incredible Cookies is made up of people who are constantly looking for different or better ways to deliver, raise the bar in our industry and simply succeed where no one else would dare seek to go - flawless customer experiences." Geoff & Drew's Incredible Cookies like Virgin Atlantic promises to always be much more than just another gift of cookies. At a time when industries seem to be taking services away from consumers, Geoff & Drew's like Virgin Atlantic gives more than ever, a principle personified by Drew Koven and the Chairman of Virgin Atlantic, Sir Richard Branson.
Sir Richard Branson, Chairman of Virgin Atlantic, commented: “When I started Virgin Atlantic, we launched with just one flight. Everybody – and I mean everybody – said the business would not succeed. However, much to the dismay of some of our competitors, we are now 23 years strong. The only reason we've been able to reach this milestone is due to our customers – learning from them and implementing their suggestions have effectively helped us change the flight experience. Now, we have gone from just one flight to serving 28 destinations around the world.”
“So many people didn't think any of this would be possible when we started out. That is why it is so important to celebrate those individuals – the entrepreneurs, the rock stars of their industries - that work hard and deliver, even in the face of what others see as impossible.”
Share Our Strength's Taste of the Nation NYC 2007 has selected Geoff & Drew's Incredible Cookies and Brownies as the VIP dessert for the event (May 2007). This year's Taste of the Nation event takes place on May 23rd at the Roseland Ballroom in NYC and will feature signature dishes and desserts from more than 50 of the finest restaurants in New York, a selection of top-rated wines and creative cocktails.
WBZ-TV & WSBK-TV38 - Geoff & Drew's of Boston, Massachusetts wins Second Annual Red Sox Cookie Bake Off Contest beating out national competitors Cheryl and Company and Mrs. Beasley's for top honors - Chronicled by Dan Roche (March 11, 2007). Members of the Boston Red Sox took part in the annual cookie bake off in Spring Training. Drew Koven commented, "it's an honor and a pleasure to be recognized by such a fine organization as the Boston Red Sox players, coaches and management are, for our gourmet cookies, gourmet brownies and cookie gifts and brownie gifts."
The NBA Players Wives Association - Behind The Bench (February 2007) - selected Geoff & Drew's to provide their award winning cookies to all of their VIPs for NBA 2007 All Star Weekend Gala and Events. Queen Latifah played host to the event which honored the wives of NBA player's Alonzo Mourning and Magic Johnson - Tracey Mourning and Cookie Johnson respectively. NBA player Dikembe Mutombo and Elaine Wynn - wife of Las Vegas Developer Steve Wynn. Drew Koven commented, "it's an honor and a pleasure to be recognized by, and work with such a fine organization as the NBA Player's Wives, for our gourmet cookies, gourmet brownies, cookie gifts and brownie gifts. We are committed to a long term relationship and believe wholeheartedly in their mission.
The Magic Johnson Foundation and Alonzo Mourning Foundation (February 2007) selected Geoff & Drew's to provide their award winning cookies to over 500 VIP attendees to their 8 Ball Tournament to raise monies for their respective charities at the NBA All Star Weekend festivities. Drew Koven commented, "it's an honor and a pleasure to be recognized by, and work with such fine organizations as the Magic Johnson and Alonzo Mourning Foundations, for our gourmet cookies, gourmet brownies, cookie gifts and brownie gifts. We are committed to a long term relationship and believe wholeheartedly in their mission.
Edge Publications - Delicious, Delivered - Jason Salzenstein, National Style & Travel Editor. (July 20, 2006) - I'm always a little bit hesitant when someone I know says something like, "Oh, I've got a friend who has a company that I think you should write about. "Unfortunately (especially in LA), more often than not what that translates to is "I know someone with a weird/scary/cheesy product that needs promoting..." Not so much my thing. However, my latest introduction came from my future sister-in-law, with three very good reasons to check out what she was recommending. First, I trust her opinion and wisdom immensely. Second, the company she suggested is local, which is always a bonus. Finally, this company- Geoff & Drew's, specializes in cookies and brownies- how can you go wrong with that? Of course, being that my future sister-in-law is the greatest baker I know (she owned her own bakery in San Francisco before moving into motherhood) only gave her praise of this company more weight, although I have to admit that I was a little skeptical that they could be as good as her homemade delights. I'm happy to report that they were! When a beautiful brown box appeared on my doorstep the day after making contact with Geoff & Drew's, even before I opened the box I knew that this experience was going to be good.I was right. First of all, unlike most companies selling baked goods online, Geoff & Drew's is not a quaint, precious, country-bumpkin, white-goose-with-a-big-blue-ribbon-around-it's-neck type of company. On the other hand, they're also not as generically stodgy looking as some of the "corporate gifting" companies out there. In short, they've got style. Right away, from both the website and the box, I could tell that the company is neither run by a corporate giant, nor someone's grandmother. (Not that there's anything wrong with grandmothers running companies, it's just not my style.) Instead, what you get are beautiful products, elegantly presented in a style that would fit in just as well at a NY Bar Mitzvah as it would an A-list pool party in LA. Geoff & Drew's style is modern and sophisticated, with just the right amount of warmth. (And once you actually start eating the goods, the warmth factor goes up exponentially!) While you could definitely send these gourmet gift boxes to mom, it's the first time that I've seen boxes of cookies and sweets that I'd feel comfortable sending to colleagues in the style, fashion or design industry. In fact, I've already got a mental list of people who are going to get these boxes come holiday time, and they're just going to have to drop their no-sugar diets when they see them. Now, being spoiled by the fact that my sister-in-law is always making fresh cookies for dessert, I wasn't prepared to be so wowed by what was inside the box. Sure, they were beautifully wrapped, looked gorgeous, and seemed to be filled with chocolate, but I've had gourmet cookies before- what's the difference? The difference, it turns out, is in the ingredients. Like homemade cookies, Geoff & Drew's delights are made with real ingredients, not a bunch of fillers, preservatives and crap. In fact, the butter and chocolate content is so high, that in the summer the goodies come with a note to keep them in the fridge so that they don't get too smooshy (and yes, 'smooshy' is in fact a word...). Dough is made fresh daily, and never frozen, and they use chocolate chunks with high cocoa butter content, pure vanilla extract and premium nuts and butter. The recipes they use have been passed down for three generations and small batch sizes mean that you get better cookies, with more chocolate chunks! Brownies and cookies are made to order, and since orders are baked, shipped, and arrive in 24-48 hours of being placed, short of baking them yourself and hand delivering them, it doesn't get any fresher than this. Geoff & Drew's signature goodies are of course their cookies (Chocolate Chip Chunk, Oatmeal Raisin, Double Fudge, Peanut Butter and Black & White) and brownies (fabulous Chocolate Chunk, with or without Toffee), but they also offer gift baskets, with everything from gourmet snacks to coffee and candy, to meats and cheese. Once you taste their goodies, there's no going back. Gooey, yummy goodness seems like the perfect description, and it's extremely difficult to eat just one, so keep that in mind when ordering (i.e. if you're a late-night sweets lover, get the small box!). You could easily pass these off as homemade (because they practically are), but unless you're Martha Stewart, don't even try; the cookies and brownies are perfection- like heaven on your doorstep. Ordering couldn't be easier, and their website is as fabulous - as their products. For gift giving, showing appreciation, or just to indulge in a treat for yourself, Geoff & Drew's is the way to go. In short, we're big fans.
Boston Business Journal - 40 Under 40 Winner - Drew Koven of Geoff & Drew's Incredible Cookies in Boston, Massachusetts has been chosen, out of more than 280 nominations, as one the Boston Business Journal's 2006 - 40 Under 40, recognizing those under the age of forty making their mark in the Boston business world. This is the 9th annual 40 Under 40 Awards, and a record number of nominations were received, making the BBJ's determination of this year's 40 Under 40 difficult - but resulting in one of the most impressive 40 Under 40 groups they have ever had. The Boston Business Journal will publish its annual 40 Under 40 supplement, featuring a profile and photograph of each winner in the edition of October 6, 2006. A 40 Under 40 Awards Celebration will be held Thursday, October 5, 2006, at 5:30 p.m. at the Westin Waterfront Hotel. Drew Koven commented, "it's an honor and a pleasure to be recognized by the Boston Business Journal as a 40 Under 40 Award Winner for our business of gourmet cookies, gourmet brownies, cookie gifts and brownie gifts. This is a Company achievement and I think my entire team for their great work." -September/October 2006
Esquire Magazine - Featured Product - Geoff & Drew's S'MORES Kit -Drew Koven commented, "it's an honor and a pleasure to be recognized by Esquire Magazine for our S'MORES Kit, expanding upon the creativity of our gourmet cookies, gourmet brownies, cookie gifts and brownie gifts." How to Impress Her For Under $25 - -April, 2006
Boston Globe - Sugar and Spice for the holidays - Cookie company hits sweet formula (December 4, 2005) - The holidays weren't always quite this crazy for Geoff & Drew's, a gourmet cookie and brownie maker in Brighton Center. Started four years ago as a late-night cookie delivery service, the business really took off when it refocused its efforts on the national and international mail-order market (www.gdcookies.com). The company baked its millionth cookie last March and expects its 2-millionth to come out of the oven at some point around the New Year -- but only after the mixers, bakers, and boxers have put in a string of 12-, 14-, or even 36-hour days. How do they keep going? 'I, thankfully, have been blessed with not needing much sleep," says cofounder and head of customer satisfaction Drew Koven. 'I'm typically sleeping two hours, three hours a day."Such endurance is key in December, when a typical day's baking is five to eight times as busy as the rest of the year, and production of 25,000 cookies counts as a slow day. For the holiday rush, the company rents two additional facilities in Brighton -- one for baking, one for shipping -- and hires an extra 20 to 30 people, and very long days are still required of all hands. 'I think I stop counting after a certain period of time," says Hilary Meshken, vice president of operations. All of this may sound like pandemonium, and in a way it is, but on a recent visit, everyone in the main facility was smiling even though they were barely into hour three of a 12-hour-plus day. For head baker Paolo De Silva, the busy times are good for two reasons -- more money and more cookies -- but surprisingly, it's conversation, not cookies, that serves as the main form of energy here.'If you keep quiet, you [get] so tired," says assistant baker Wander De Oliveira. 'But if you talk, it's good. That's why I like to work here. "It also helps that, on a recent morning shift, nearly everyone working there is related to someone else: Everyone except Meshken is Brazilian, and everyone including Meshken looks up to 'Tia" (aunt), 42-year-old Sirlene Barros, who was a teacher and baker back in Brazil. She smiles and laughs as she points out relatives around the room. 'My cousin, my nephew, and my nephew, my cousins, my niece, my friends," she says, adding that there is, sometimes, a downside to being the oldest at what has become a daily family gathering: The younger ones, she says, 'talk too much!" But it does pass the time, and lightens the load of turning 50-pound bags of flour, sugar, and oatmeal into hefty blobs of dough. 'It's fun. It's not the kind of place where you're looking at your clock thinking, 'OK, three more hours to lunch.' There are side effects, though -- at least, according to Leon Barsoum, vice president of marketing, who gets pressed into service on the production line during the rush. It's not sugarplums that dance in his head.'I dream and dream about cookies and brownies." - Will Kilburn
Daily Candy (October 19, 2005) - Cookie Monger - Before you hit the 4-year-old Thin Mints in the back of the cupboard (ew, already), call in still-warm-from-the-oven support. Geoff & Drew's Brighton-based bakery can cure everything from co-ed munchies to urban professionals' once-a-month binge with boxes of just-baked cookies delivered directly to you. They start at 9 a.m. and (here's the genius part) run until 1 a.m. every night. You can fill your dessert cravings with classic chocolate chip, black and white chunk, and giant twelve-inch cookies. Did we mention they do brownies and gift specials, too? Geoff & Drew's cookies may be the best thing to hit your late night since dashing Mr. Darcy himself.
The Boston Globe (March 13, 2005) - Cookies? They've baked a million, and counting - It's a delicious milestone: the millionth cookie made. The mark, passed 10 days ago at Geoff & Drew's Cookies, occurred somewhere in a mixed order of 24. The company was formed in 2001 when Koven and his friends Geoff Auslen and Carol Spickler wanted a career change. 'We just woke up one day and said, 'We're not doing what we love to do,' " says Koven, 'and we kind of all came to the same conclusion at the same time." That conclusion: Aim to make and sell the best cookies around. The focus is on one- to two-day delivery of cookies baked to order, not just in the Boston area but also across the country. The friends emphasize fresh, high-quality ingredients, and stick to cookie classics, like chocolate chunk, oatmeal raisin, M&M, peanut butter, double fudge, black and white chip, as well as brownies, shortbread, and biscotti. 'We'll keep baking as long as people keep enjoying them," Drew Koven says. 'That's what it's all about." - Will Kilburn
Chicago Tribune - Red, white and sweet (September 8, 2004) - Whatever your political leanings, these sugar cookies from Geoff & Drew's should get a vote from your sweet tooth. The buttery cookies, with a pleasant but not cloying frosting, impressed us, as did the pretty detailing. Mail-order only; visit online at www.geoffanddrews.com or call (866) 437-3928. - Renee Enna
Times Herald-Record (August, 2004) - Karen loves ... a good cookie - We don't talk politics in our house. It's not that the subject doesn't come up. It does. A lot. But because both my husband and I are pretty darned opinionated, the "talks" almost always devolve into yelling. I once threatened him in front of his mother. It turned out OK, 'cause she was on my side.(In case you want to take sides, he's the one with the red-white-and-blue W magnet on the back of the car. I'm not.) So, we have an uneasy detente where he rails against the media and anyone who looks cross-eyed at the president and I shrug and say "whatever, dear." But, now, thanks to Geoff & Drew, I can take my frustration out biting the heads off gourmet cookies. Yup. The Boston-based gift gurus are marketing donkey and elephant shortbread cookies just in time for Election '04. The political mascots are combined with chocolate chunk cookies in a white gift box, tied up with red, white and blue ribbon A batch costs $26. To order, call 866-437-3928 or go to www.geoffanddrews.com. I just may gain a few pounds before November. - Karen Harris
Fox News Channel, (FNC) - Fox and Friends TV Show, Interview with Drew and E.D. Hill - Great Political Cookie Gifts - July 30, 2004 - Drew Koven commented, "we're not political, but our cookies are certainly crossing party lines and building consensus as the clear winner for creativity with gourmet cookies, gourmet brownies, cookie gifts and brownie gifts. This is a big honor and a new era for gourmet cookies and putting some fun into politics."
The Boston Globe Food Section, Party Cookies, Living by their motto of "Baking People Happy Everyday" - Rachel Travers, July 28, 2004
The New York Post Food Section, Party Flavors, Eat your heart out with DEM and GOP snacks from Boston cookie bakers Geoff & Drew's. Cynthia Kilian, July 28, 2004
Los Angeles Daily News, Food Section This Boston-based company offers oatmeal raisin cookies that are really good and chewy. Natalie Haughton, July 27, 2004
USA Today Life Section - Boston area businesses are rolling out some eye-catching innovations. Gift packages of Gourmet cookies from Boston's award winning bakers Geoff & Drew's for the Democractic National Convention. Kitty Bean Yancey and Jerry Shriver, July 23, 2004 -Drew Koven commented, "we're not political, but our cookies are certainly crossing party lines and building consensus as the clear winner for creativity with gourmet cookies, gourmet brownies, cookie gifts and brownie gifts. This is a big honor and a new era for gourmet cookies and putting some fun into politics."
Hartford Courant, Food Notes - Special Cookies from Geoff & Drew's for both Democrats and Republicans, Linda Giuca, July 22, 2004
New York Daily News - Snack Bar, Talk About Party Animals - Cookie Connoisseurs Geoff & Drew's, Alix Strauss, July 21, 2004
Modern Bride - Voted as one of Top 25 Trendsetters in The United States - "Cookie Champions" - July 2004 - Drew Koven commented, "it's an honor and a pleasure to be recognized by Modern Bride as one of their inaugural Top 25 Trendsetters for our creativity with gourmet cookies, gourmet brownies, cookie gifts and brownie gifts. This is a big honor and a new era for gourmet cookies and just how creative one can be with great cookies."
Boston Globe, Names - Same sex couples have their cake and eat it to at The Wedding Party ceremony in New York City to culminate Gay Pride Week. 5 tiered wedding cake made out of chocolate chip cookies donated by Geoff & Drew's, Carol Beggy & Mark Shanahan, June 28, 2004 - Drew Koven commented, "it's an honor and a pleasure to be affiliated with this event. My team's committment to pleasing people, forward thinking and creativity with gourmet cookies, gourmet brownies, cookie gifts and brownie gifts has yielded something extra special. This is a big honor. a big step and a new era for gourmet cookies and the power of the product."
Boston Herald, The Shopper, Easter treats to delight basket cases. Some very sweet ways to welcome spring from Geoff & Drew's, Raakhee Mirchandani, April 4, 2004
What I Spent for Love, U.S. News - February 16, 2004 Read Article
TV Diner, Boston.com, Best Cookies in Town, Billy Costa, February 7, 2004 View Clip
Treats make season sweet, Boston Herald - December 21, 2003 Read Article
Holiday Online Shopping, NPR- WBUR, December 17, 2003 Listen Here
Death by Chocolate, Boston, MA - Best Cookie, 2004, 2003, 2002
Chocolate Fool's Day, Cambridge, MA - Best Cookie, Best Taste, Best Presentation, 2003, 2002
Official Cookie of The Broadway Musical "A Year With Frog And Toad", -Cort Theater, New York City
Family Circle Magazine – Smart Cookies – Editor's Taste Test “Proof to the contrary that nothing stacks up to homemade." - October 2003 Read Article
The New York Times – Dining Out – “Tastes very much like good homemade” – Florence Fabricant, May 7, 2003 Read Article
The Phantom Gourmet - "Hidden Jewel", New England Cable News, April 2003
The Phantom Gourmet - Best Fresh Baked Cookies, New England Cable News, April 2003
The Improper Bostonian - "Tasty Tidbits", Erin Hagedorn, April 2003
The Boston Herald - "Some Smart Cookies Fill Craving for Baked Treats", Clara Silverstein, Food Critic, April 2003 Read Article
Chronicle - Channel 5 TV, March 2003, February 2002
Entrepreneur Magazine - "Cookie's Fortune", July 2002 Read Article
The Boston Herald - "Cookies Come With Comfort", Beverly Beckham, September 2002
The Improper Bostonian - "What To Do After 2", September 2002
PREGAMEBOSTON.COM - Ooey, goey melt in your mouth delicious! What is the ultimate indulgence and comfort food? The chocolate chip cookie! Remember the days of coming home from school and seeing that plate of piping hot baked bliss waiting for you? Pine no more for your childhood days, because Geoff and Drew's Late Night Cookies will recreate this sweet fantasy for you, and you don't have to lift a finger! Alright, so you have to pick up the phone and call, but then Geoff and Drew's will be at your doorstep, bearing goodies galore. Chocolate chip cookies are the classic cookie, but Geoff and Drew's offers other decadent options such as Double Fudge Chunk and Peanut Butter Cup Chunk. Cookies not your thing? They make brownies and cakes, too! But we all know that warm cookies just aren't the same without something to dip them in, so milk and Ben and Jerry's ice cream are available to complete this tempting package. With midterms on the way, we could all use a late night cookie break. In fact, if you run the phone number by your mom, she just might make you the roommate of the hour when she sends you all a little "surprise!" Prepare your tummies and make the call, but be forewarned, addiction is possible!
The Improper Bostonian - "Chewy and Gooey", Julie Short, January 2002 Read Article
Boston Business Journal - "Cashing in their (Chocolate) Chips", Jill Lerner, November 2001 Read Article
The Boston Phoenix - "Noshing", Tamara Weider, November 2001
Boston Metro December 2001 Read Article
WOR710 Radio, New York City, Arthur Schwartz Food Critic Radio Show
Boston, MA - March, 2008 - Drew Koven of Geoff & Drew’s Incredible Cookies announces that is has joined forces with Boston Bakes for Breast Cancer as their first online retail partner
Now in it’s 9th year, Boston Bakes for Breast Cancer has evolved and grown into one of the sweetest weeks Boston and the Greater Boston area has experienced. Teaming up with restaurants, bakeries, and cafes across the region, Boston Bakes offers the opportunity to enjoy a delectable dessert, and support breast cancer research and care at the same time. Previously a part of The Eva Brownman Breast Cancer Fund, Boston Bakes for Breast Cancer is now registered through the Attorney General’s Office as an official commercial co-venture. This is very exciting for our event and we’re looking forward to having our best year yet. Last year Boston Bakes for Breast Cancer raised over $40,000. Drew Koven commented "This year, we hope to help break the two hundred and fifty thousand dollar mark of funds raised through Boston Bakes and its wonderful partners!"
New York City, NY - February 1, 2008 - Drew Koven of Geoff & Drew’s Incredible Cookies joins The Black Magic Film Premiere Committee and donates $5,000 in gifts to the event to benefit the Thurgood Marshall Academy, Upper Manhattan Chapter of The American Cancer Society, The Children’s Health Fund and The Apollo Theater Foundation. Benefit and world premiere of the film Black Magic by Dan Kores to take place on Monday – February 25th at The Apollo Theater. "Black Magic" explores the civil rights movement from the perspective of African-American basketball players and coaches at historically black colleges and universities. Samuel L. Jackson, Wynton Marsalis, Julius Erving and Chris Paul provide narration. Black Magic features Dick Barnett, John Chaney, Bob Dandridge, Howie Evans, Sonny Hill, Bob Love, Earl Monroe, Willis Reed, Perry Wallace, the widows of Clarence "Big House" Gaines and John McClendon and many, many others. "Black Magic" is a two-part, four-hour film event that airs commercial-free in ESPN primetime onSunday, March 16, and Monday, March 17, 2008.
To follow is a list of charitable organizations that Geoff & Drew's has provided support to. The list is growing daily. Geoff, Drew and the team are actively involved in, and lend their time and support to several charitable organizations and events. If you would like us to consider your organization for a charitable donation or support:
Room to Dream Foundation- The mission of the Room to Dream Foundation is to create healing environments in hospitals, communities, and homes for children and adolescents who are facing chronic illnesses. As they recuperate and recover, our hope is that their renovated spaces will improve their quality of life, promote strength, imagination, self-worth, and aid in their recovery processes. Carol Spickler, President and Chief Cookie Girl - board memeber. The Room to Dream Foundation focuses its services on children and families living in low- and moderate-income urban and suburban areas. In order to complete each renovation, we purchase all of the furnishings and supplies. Every purchase is tailored to the specific needs of a child or family. Through a caring staff of professional and amateur artists, interior decorators, and volunteers, we design and transform living spaces that give children and adolescents room to dream of a healthier future. www.roomtodreamfoundation.org
Alonzo Mourning Charities - NBA All Star and Miami Heat Player Alonzo Mourning's off-the-court charitable efforts are his crowning achievements. When he founded Alonzo Mourning Charities in 1997, his mission was to improve the lives of underprivileged kids in various communities. Since then, the foundation has raised over $5 million for various organizations that aid in the development of at-risk children and their families. Another program operating under AMC includes the Honey Shine Mentoring Program to provide mentoring experiences that nurture the mind, body and soul, of young women in at-risk situations, between the ages of 8 to 18. Drew Koven commented, "it's an honor and a pleasure to work with such a fine organization and donate our time, gourmet cookies, gourmet brownies, cookie gifts and brownie gifts to support this cause." www.amcharities.org
Ahmad Rashad Celebrity Golf Tournament - This year's tournament in 2007 is being held at Mohegan Sun Casino - August 24th-26th tournament to benefit the Boys and Girls Clubs of Hartford. Founded in 1860, the organization has become one of the premier provider of youth development programs and services in the City of Hartford. Currently serving over 8,000 children, it provides much needed services to at-risk children ages six to 18, as well as their families. The Boys & Girls Clubs of Hartford, an affiliate organization of Boys & Girls Clubs of America, is also the birthplace of the Boys & Girls Clubs national movement. Drew Koven commented, "it's an honor and a pleasure to work with such a fine organization and donate our time, gourmet cookies, gourmet brownies, cookie gifts and brownie gifts to support this cause."
American Liver Foundation - The only national voluntary non-profit health agency dedicated to preventing, treating, and curing hepatitis and other liver and gallbladder diseases through research and education. Drew Koven commented, "it's an honor and a pleasure to work with such a fine organization and donate our time, gourmet cookies, gourmet brownies, cookie gifts and brownie gifts to support this cause." www.liverteam.org
American Red Cross - Since its founding in 1881 by visionary leader Clara Barton, the American Red Cross has been the nation's premier emergency response organization. As part of a worldwide movement that offers neutral humanitarian care to the victims of war, the American Red Cross distinguished itself by also aiding victims of devastating natural disasters. Over the years, the organization has expanded its services, always with the aim of preventing and relieving suffering. Drew Koven commented, "it's an honor and a pleasure to work with such a fine organization and donate our time, gourmet cookies, gourmet brownies, cookie gifts and brownie gifts to support this cause." www.redcross.org
Angel Flight NE - An organization that provides free air transportation to patients and their families needing medial treatment - whose financial resources would not otherwise enable them to receive care. Drew Koven commented, "it's an honor and a pleasure to work with such a fine organization and donate our time, gourmet cookies, gourmet brownies, cookie gifts and brownie gifts to support this cause." www.angelflightne.org
Arthritis Foundation - The Arthritis Foundation is the only national not-for-profit organization that supports the more than 100 types of arthritis and related conditions with advocacy, programs, services and research. Drew Koven commented, "it's an honor and a pleasure to work with such a fine organization and donate our time, gourmet cookies, gourmet brownies, cookie gifts and brownie gifts to support this cause." www.arthritis.org
Autism Speaks - Committed to help find a cure for autism by raising the funds that will facilitate and quicken the pace of research, to raise public awareness of autism, and to give hope to all those who suffer from this disorder. Drew Koven commented, "it's an honor and a pleasure to work with such a fine organization and donate our time, gourmet cookies, gourmet brownies, cookie gifts and brownie gifts to support this cause." www.autismspeaks.org
Big Sister of Greater Boston - Bringing caring adult mentors into the lives of girls thorughout Boston. Since 1951, Big Sister has been helping girls in Greater Boston achieve their full potential by matching them with women volunteers. Our comprehensive and complementary mentoring programs foster special friendships between girls and women where girls feel listened to and encouraged. These relationships create a safe space where girls feel free to be themselves, where they can share and explore their thoughts and feelings. Drew Koven commented, "it's an honor and a pleasure to work with such a fine organization and donate our time, gourmet cookies, gourmet brownies, cookie gifts and brownie gifts to support this cause." www.bigsister.org
Blue Hills Trailside Museum - Providing quality environmental education to people of all ages. Drew Koven commented, "it's an honor and a pleasure to work with such a fine organization and donate our time, gourmet cookies, gourmet brownies, cookie gifts and brownie gifts to support this cause."
Boys and Girls Club of Hartford - The Boys and Girls Clubs of Hartford, founded in 1860 - has become one of the premier providers of youth development programs and services in the City of Hartford. Currently serving over 8,000 children, it provides much needed services to at-risk children ages six to 18, as well as their families. The Boys & Girls Clubs of Hartford, an affiliate organization of Boys & Girls Clubs of America, is also the birthplace of the Boys & Girls Clubs national movement. Drew Koven commented, "it's an honor and a pleasure to work with such a fine organization and donate our time, gourmet cookies, gourmet brownies, cookie gifts and brownie gifts to support this cause." www.bcghartford.org
The Carroll Center for the Blind - a private, non-profit agency which serves persons who are blind or visually impaired, providing many opportunities for success and independent living. www.carroll.org
Cheers For Children - Supporting the Globe Santa Fund, The Neely Cancer Fund, The Jimmy Fund and The Friends of Floating Hospital for Children. Drew Koven commented, "it's an honor and a pleasure to work with such a fine organization and donate our time, gourmet cookies, gourmet brownies, cookie gifts and brownie gifts to support th
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