Jill’s Table has been a favourite London food destination since 1999. We service home cooks and professional chefs alike with specialty food items, cookware, bakeware, kitchen gadgets, cookbooks, thoughtful gifts and coveted gift baskets, and much more.
The store is also an active community hub, offering distribution and showcasing for local food artisans, cooking classes, in-store demonstrations, unique recipes, foodie travel and culinary advice, and is a major contributor to the Jill Wilcox Foundation.
Metered street parking is free on weekends and after 6PM ($2/hr otherwise).
Many commercial lots are also close by. The most economical lots are the Budweiser Centre and the Ridout Street Public Parking Garage (between the Renaissance buildings).
Meet Jill Wilcox
Owner, Jill's Table
Jill Wilcox was born and raised in London, Ontario. Although Jill did not grow up in a “foodie” household, she always appreciated her mother’s signature Sunday night dishes, such as cabbage rolls and spaghetti and meatballs.
It was on a trip to Europe that Jill knew her life would revolve around food, well-prepared meals and bringing friends and family together around the table. It was while working at the London Free Press as a clerk-stenographer that Jill tried her hand at freelance writing and food styling, which she has continued to do since.
In 1999, with two small children at home, Jill opened a small store in Covent Garden Market called Jill’s Table. Two years later the store moved across the street to its current, much larger, location at 115 King Street. Jill’s Table is London’s premier specialty food and housewares store, bringing in the best products from around the world.
Since 2012, the Jill Wilcox Foundation has worked to help nurture the lives of women and children who, in turn, may discover the richness and joy that comes from sharing a well-prepared meal with family.
100% of all funds raised by The Jill Wilcox Foundation goes to local charitable organizations that help women and children in food related initiatives.
To raise funds and grant donations to food-related and learning projects that support women and children in need within the London community.
Respect, trust, kindness and loyalty for our customers, our suppliers, our colleagues and our project recipients.
2018 Foundation Beneficiaries
LIFE SPIN is a registered non-profit organization in the City of London that provides information and support for individuals surviving on low-income and to support the empowerment and self-development of these individuals in their efforts to attain self-sufficiency.
The Jill’s Table Foundation provided funding to help support their nutrition program to addresses poverty, health and wellness, and mental health, as well as food insecurities.
Glen Cairn Community Resource Centre is a nonprofit, neighbourhood-based, organization that offers a wide range of programs and services in the Glen Cairn/Pond Mills community in southeast London.
The Jill’s Table Foundation provided funding for the Food Families program.
Rotholme Women’s & Family Shelter is a program of Mission Services of London. Rotholme accommodates families from one day to thirty days. Twenty-four-hour emergency accommodation for families and single women age 16 and over is also available.
The Jill’s Table Foundation provided funding for their school lunch program.
The Middlesex Country Library is a system of 15 libraries that provide free access to quality materials and resources to all residents of Middlesex County.
The Jill’s Table Foundation helped to enrich food literacy opportunities in all 15 library branches.
Past Foundation Beneficiaries
Woodeden Easter Seals Camp is the London location of one of two fully accessible camps that Easter Seals Ontario owns and operates for children and youth with physical disabilities. The Jill’s Table Foundation grant provided wheelchair accessible garden beds for their Environmental Program.
Growing Chefs Ontario is a registered non-profit organization based in London, Ontario that unites chefs, growers, educators and community members in children’s food sustainability projects and a desire to get kids excited about wholesome, healthy food. The Jill’s Table Foundation provided funding to help purchase necessary kitchen equipment for their new location on King Street.
Investing in Children is a London based nonprofit organization aimed at making the community stronger by providing opportunities for children to grow, to learn and to thrive with programs focusing on literacy, numeracy, leadership and proper nutrition.The Jill Wilcox Foundation helped support a summer camp breakfast program in the Argyle neighbourhood. The meals allowed an opportunity for the camp counsellors to discuss food literacy and knowledge with the children to expand their culinary horizons.
Past fundraising initiatives
Jill continues to donate part of the proceeds of her latest cookbook, “Soups, Stews & Breads” to her Foundation. To date over $6,500 has been raised from cookbook sales! Thank you to everyone who supported the Foundation by purchasing a cookbook.
Early in October we held a Harvest Dinner at Dylan’s Farm with a 5-course menu featuring local ingredients paired with wine.
With the help of many volunteers and a culinary team from Fanshawe College $21,000 was raised for the Jill Wilcox Foundation!
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