Our Story

On January 5th of 2012 I lost my job.

On January 6th of 2012 Joe lost his job! Unbelievable start to the new year………..So on the 7th day (as we like to joke) Joe took me out and ordered me my fav, a glass of champagne.  He then asked me,”What do you want to do with the 2nd half of your life?” Without hesitation, I said “I would build a cooking school!”  He said “Really” and that’s where the name was born Really Cooking with Robin, we are just glad he didn’t say holy crap, that would’ve been a little difficult to market and the sign would of cost a lot more, tehe!  I told Joe my dream as he sketched it out on the napkin of the restaurant.  From that moment on it was full steam ahead, there is no stopping Joe when he wants to make a dream a reality.  He started making appointments with realtors to look at places and I basically cried and told him we can’t do this.  He would say wipe your tears we have a 1 o’clock appointment let’s go!  We pitched our idea to our landlord, they loved it and we signed the lease on March 23rd of 2012.  Joe cashed in his retirement and built me my dream!  We opened our doors June 1st of 2012!  Joe built almost everything here, I did do some painting and complained the whole time, but it was a true labor of love.  We just celebrated our 5 year work anniversary and our 30 years of marriage June of 2017…..who says a couple that works together can’t stay together……it’s not perfect…….we do fight like newlyweds but we never forget our love for one another and our love for our business.  It has been an amazing journey so far and we look forward to so much more!  Our children complain about how intense we can be when it comes to helping them, we laugh and say “your parents built a business in 3 months, of course we’re intense, but when we all work together we are unstoppable!”

Thank you for allowing us to be a part of your special memories and thank you for spreading the word about Really Cooking with Robin.

We wish you Peace, Love, Happiness, Balance.

Here’s to the Journey!

Robin & Joseph Dillman
Owners of Really Cooking with Robin

Really Cooking with Robin was founded January of 2012