ORIGINS at The COOK, the main restaurant, features live show kitchens and a gourmet delicatessen with seating for 365 people, including an outdoor patio. ORIGINS offers the unbeatable combination of authentic dishes, sourced from their homelands and from nature, fresh, sustainable and delicious, prepared by talented chefs whose origins give them an innate understanding of these cuisines: real food, real people. ORIGINS is a feast for the senses with à la carte and buffet offerings drawn from 13 kitchens featuring the best, most authentic versions of dishes from around the world.
"The COOK Origins" concept focuses on sustainability, transparency and authenticity. The highest-quality ingredients are transparently sourced from growers and farms that only use sustainable, ethical methods of production. In July, The COOK's culinary team visited Yunnan Province, China's most diverse province biologically, as well as culturally, to get to know more about Yunnan's local ingredients, draw major inspirations and bring all its delicacies back to Shanghai for its beloved guests.