Cook’s Companion (Version 1.2)

Platform and Price
Apple iOS, free

RD Score
3 out of 5

Synopsis of the App
The Escoffier Cook’s Companion is a kitchen reference app that provides essential cooking tools including a timer, ingredient dictionary, equipment list, measures converter and glossary of kitchen terms.


  • Conveniently access all cooking tools from the home screen.
  • Measurement converter quickly converts temperature, weight, liquids and length making it easy to go from ounces to grams, milliliters to tablespoons, Celsius to Fahrenheit and more.
  • Activate and save multiple timers with different ring tones.
  • Equipment glossary details common and not so common home and commercial kitchen equipment from a Bain-Marie to wick lamp.
  • Glossary provides a complete description of equipment, an image and how to use, handle, clean and store it.
  • Comprehensive ingredient dictionary identifies foods from aduzki beans to zucchini and includes tips on selection, cooking and storage.
  • Easily search unfamiliar cooking terms in the glossary.
  • Finally understand and learn to pronounce common French cooking terms.


  • Intrusive popup advertisements.
  • The timer only works when the app is open and active.

Bottom Line
The Escoffier Cook’s Companion app is a helpful cooking reference tool that feels a bit like a textbook. While informative, the app skips the bells and whistles that make an app fun to use and keep users engaged. All things considered, Cook’s Companion is a convenient kitchen reference tool useful for novice and seasoned cooks alike. 

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Marisa Moore, MBA, RDN, LD, is based in Atlanta and specializes in culinary nutrition, communications and consulting. She blogs at Follow her on Instagram and Twitter.