2014 June Cooking Camps Report Card

How did the June Sessions of Cooking Camp go? Beyond what I could have imagined--they were absolutely splendid! I have received so many kind notes and emails, including this one from Angel, the mother of Kayla who was one of our VeryVera Summer Cooking Camp Campers of the Week! This email just warmed my heart. 

"We are very proud of Kayla and her accomplishments . . . Kayla wants to be a chef and own her own restaurant so this really inspires her . . .Thanks so much for continuing to organize this camp. She really enjoys it. We will definitely see you next year in the Advanced Class."

I just cannot express how much joy I receive working with and teaching these kids about cooking, and how proud I am of all of my campers. Congrats to you, boys and girls, for a job well done! Each and every one of you received an A+ in my book.


~ Vera Stewart

My New Favorite

In the last few months, I have received numerous emails, calls, and notes from people--I even have people stopping me in the grocery store--just to tell me how much they miss the VeryVera Cafe. They miss the homemade soups, sandwiches and salads. They miss the friendly atmosphere of a neighborhood eatery. To all of these people, I have two words (and an ampersand): Finch & Fifth.

Nestled in the heart of Surrey Center, Finch & Fifth is a delightful restaurant for lunch, dinner, or a cocktail. The soups are so delicious that I want to lick the bowl when I was done! I'm not kidding! And the salads are fresh, and so flavorful--do not even get me started on their sandwiches. And guess who you'll find in the kitchen? Chef Tyrone from the VeryVera Cafe.

So if you are missing the VeryVera Cafe, and are wondering where to grab an amazing meal, now you know where to go: head to Finch & Fifth. There's a strong possibility that you'll see me there.