Who We Are
GRIZZLY Cookware is a veteran-owned, female-led, small business based in Charlotte, North Carolina that designs and manufactures innovative cast iron cookware - the only nickel coated cast iron cookware in market today. Promising quality products with superior performance, that are 100% Made in the USA, GRIZZLY is proud to offer thoughtfully crafted goods for your adventures in cooking.
“GRIZZLY Cookware was born from an appreciation for, and desire to celebrate, the centuries-old bond between Southern cuisine and cast iron cooking,” says Kyle Caniglia, Co-Founder of GRIZZLY Cookware and a U.S. Army veteran.
Our team creates high-quality American-made cast iron cookware that is rooted in tradition but incorporates modern advances for our increasingly food-focused culture.
“We began an exhaustive research into the history of the cast iron cookware industry in the United States”, Tim Newcombe, former Program Manager and fellow veteran. The introduction of alternatives like stainless steel and Teflon as well as the influx of imported inferior cast iron products all but ended cast iron as our grandparents and their grandparents knew it. “Despite all efforts to adapt, most of the American cast iron cookware brands were forced to shut their doors by the latter half of the 20th century. GRIZZLY was launched to honor that heritage in an innovative way.”
A respect and passion for American-made craftsmanship is present throughout every aspect of GRIZZLY Cookware, and is the reason the entire manufacturing process (ideation, casting, machining, plating and packaging) started in the very same North Carolina cities and towns that we call home. Today, GRIZZLY is grateful to have roots in Wisconsin and Georgia as well as North & South Carolina.
Working closely with designers, engineers, academics, and manufacturers, we enlisted the help of top chefs to field test the inaugural 12-inch skillet in their restaurants. We also asked home cooks and outdoor enthusiasts to weigh in on versatility and ease of use. The feedback was unanimous. GRIZZLY crafts premium quality, professional cast iron cookware. Despite all of that positivity, we’ve never stopped searching for ways to improve and we continue striving to be the best cast iron skillet brand.
GRIZZLY Cookware is the toughest cast iron cookware made in America and it’s ready to handle the toughest environments. From the unforgiving pace of an industrial kitchen to the unforgiving crowd in your home kitchen or set atop an open flame in the great outdoors, get GRIZZLY to handle it all.
Made in America is more than just a slogan for GRIZZLY Cookware, a company committed to supporting military veterans. We appreciate the leadership experience and discipline of those who have served our country and believe they’re some of the hardest working folks out there. As GRIZZLY Cookware continues to grow, so too will job opportunities and support for our veteran community.