our team


 Alison Pelose and Petra Rowland | Founders and Creators 

Our story begins on a magical trip to Europe in 2008. I was as enamored with the beautiful place settings that greeted me wherever I dined. The perfectly set tables inspired anticipation of the meal to come: this is going to be good. The idea of using rustic textiles and artistic motifs to recreate the splendor of my trip began to take the shape of silverware pouches, and Cutlery Couture was born.

I teamed up with Alison, a friend and collaborator since our college days, and with a shared passion for cooking, entertaining and business backgrounds, we became partners. Together, we create new and original pouch designs and table top ideas, continually inspired by our travels and the times we spend sharing good food, well-served.

Cutlery Couture was founded on the belief that the most meaningful times are those spent breaking bread with family and friends. Our designs enhance every gathering with a warm, personal touch, and we are grateful that so many have made room on their tables for Cutlery Couture.

Our first years as a business took us to many new places—we visited great towns, met artists, designers and others with a fresh approach to decorating, design, cooking and entertaining—each trip brings new inspiration, new friends and new ideas for "dressing the silverware".  Cutlery Couture is the ultimate combination of utility and design; a prelude to a great meal, a happy memory with family and friends.

May your silverware never be naked again!

Christine Marvel | Creative Director
Joined Cutlery Couture in 2016 and has been instrumental
in brand development, product design, and visual display.
As an overall creative powerhouse, she is also the owner
of Simply Marvelous Design Co.,
specializing in entertaining and interior design. 

 

Maureen Dodson | Content Strategist
Joined Cutlery Couture in 2019 and believes that the best stories
are told and memories are made around the table,
breaking bread with friends and family,
and raising a glass to gratitude and possibility.