About Us

Karin and Gary

I have enjoyed cooking and entertaining, together with my husband Gary, for over 40 years. We have also participated in gourmet groups for 25 years and have hosted countless dinner parties. My passion for cooking with my family is rooted in my German heritage. Born in Germany and immigrating to the United States in 1956, I learned to cook at a young age. My mother lived in the kitchen and frequently summoned my help. While she learned about cooking at an agricultural academy in Lithuania, I have no professional culinary training. During my professional life spanning more than three decades, I have contributed to the success of several biotechnology and life science companies, while cooking and entertaining for weekend fun. Through this book and concept, I combine my leadership skills with my love for cooking, dining and entertaining. Cook the Part blends my experience in the kitchen and the boardroom to create an entertaining guide for you to follow in your own kitchen.


Cooking and breaking bread together will take your relationship with friends and colleagues to a new level.

About the Blog

The Cook the Part blog is a way for you to stay in touch with us, see who is cooking with us and get real time information about new recipes being developed in our kitchen. As we learn new things about cooking, we will also share these “best practices” with you. Sometimes we will write about our restaurant experiences and share those with you. But most importantly, we will share the menus and fun experienced in the kitchen when friends cook together.

Karin Eastham
San Diego, CA