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Vera's Kitchen Desta

Vera's Kitchen Desta
9255 Center Street
  • Vera's Kitchen Desta

From the owner:

I was inspired by my childhood experiences to become a culinary artist. Born and raised in Ethiopia, my first culinary experience and most influential, was my mother’s organic homemade meals. Those meals were full of nutrient-dense and fresh foods from my family’s backyard. After migrating to the United States, I found myself tapping into the culinary passion while working at top American restaurants and managing authentic Ethiopian restaurants. My childhood in Ethiopia, along with my work experiences in America, prompted me to start a catering company that focuses on healthy fusion recipes that cross cultures.

For me, a large part of my culinary inspiration drives my everyday life. I am a wife, mother of three active boys, and a breast cancer survivor. Also, some portion of our income will be donated to support Alpha Breast Cancer Support and Services; a non-profit organization which I am the founder as well. The meals I make for my customers are made with the same ingredients, love and exquisite taste that I provide for my family at home in Virginia. With a large and diverse menu, there’s no limit to my Dining & Catering Service.

Vera's Kitchen - Desta. In Amharic, the main language of Ethiopia; Desta means happiness. And that is exactly what Vera's Kitchen hopes you will experience when you step inside these doors. We provide one-of-a-kind meals. We also cater for weddings, office meetings, or even casual social gatherings. Vera's Kitchen also hosts private parties and occasions.


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