About Us

Motto and Vision

Motto: Cool cooking stuff that makes you cool cooking stuff!

Vision: Function Junction has been bringing the best of the world’s cooking gear to the Kansas City area since 1977. Owners Mary and Rebecca Merola enjoy sharing their love of cooking with Kansas City, and now, through the Function Junction online cookware store, with the entire country.

Our History

Founded in 1977, Function Junction is a privately owned company. At one time, we operated 17 stores in various cities across a three state region including Kansas City, St. Louis, Wichita, Springfield, and Omaha. You may remember shopping with us at one of them! We operate one store in Kansas City currently, and rest assured the same great products and customer service remain today.

About Us

Your online source for cookware, kitchen tools, linens and barware.

Shop at Function Junction in Kansas City’s Crown Center for housewares to satisfy your inner cook. We have all the kitchenware needed to outfit the perfect home, from BBQ to bakeware, cutlery to wine racks, and kitchen towels to silicone utensils.

When you’re in Kansas City, come by and join us for cooking demonstrations in our state of the art Culinary Studio. You never know what we’ll be serving up, but you know it’ll be fun. Enjoy our recipes, too.

Whether you are throwing a backyard BBQ, baking a coffee cake or showcasing your impeccable good taste at the bar, you will find every tool to suit your needs. We even have items for your pets!

Community Partnerships

At Function Junction we believe that giving back to our community is a way to build positive relationships that last forever.

Whether it is donating a basket for a silent auction, hosting a fundraiser in our Culinary Studio, or collecting items for redistribution, we are committed to improving the lives of others around us. Due to our long-term commitments, we are unable to accept unsolicited donation requests.