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 !!!!
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!
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."
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.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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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?
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. 'We'll keep baking as long as people keep enjoying them," Drew Koven says. 'That's what it's all about." - Will Kilburn
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
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."
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
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
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
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!"
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. 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. www.amcharities.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
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. . 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