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Discover Kazakh & Russian food and Jama’s Kitchen Tips.

Comfort Food to Remember Mom

Comfort Food to Remember Mom

It is comforting and rewarding to be part of your friends’ celebrating the life of their dear departed Mom. We enjoyed serving our home-cooked food for the commemorative service held at beautiful Ecclesia church in Houston. Veranda Cultural Cuisine’s chefs prepared a custom catering menu to celebrate life at this family gathering.

The catered buffet featured freshly marinated and baked chicken, crisp mixed green salad with olives, capers, and shaved parmesan cheese, colorful savory stuffed mini-peppers, roasted potatoes, delicious brown rice, and irresistible pastry pie stuffed with fresh apples. The family complimented Veranda Cultural Cuisine for the “caring, expert Houston area catering service and the comforting, delicious flavors on a day to commemorate and celebrate our Mom and her life well lived.”

How We Started Our Business

How We Started Our Business

We started our business, Veranda Cultural Cuisine, to bring more of the authentic Kazakh and Russian cuisine to our neighbors in The Woodlands and greater Houston.

Friends were asking Nurzhamal to prepare some of their favorite dishes like Beshbarmak, Borsch, Plov and Manty. It soon became clear to us that this could be a viable business. We started “Jama’s Kitchen” as a “DBA” of Veranda Cultural Cuisine.

Starting a new business is… a serious business! We did our planning and research. We attended workshops and earned the proper certifications to comply with all the Health Department regulations.

We prepare in a licensed commercial kitchen, all Veranda Cultural Cuisine catering, pick-up orders and special deliveries. It’s wonderful to hear so many compliments and happy reviews of the menu selections you order from us!

It’s been an exciting first year! The people we have met, the new friends and loyal customers are growing every week. Special orders for catering in The Woodlands (and orders to pick-up) are coming in each week. We started out as vendors in the Farmers Market on Tamina. We usually sold-out at the Farmer’s Market on Saturdays and that was always exciting!

Now we are preparing your delicious custom orders in a larger commercial kitchen and serve the entire Houston metro area.

Thank you for joining us on this adventure as new entrepreneurs. Your support and encouragement are helpful and so appreciated!

If you’re having a company meeting or event or a family gathering and would like to “wow” your guests by something new and delicious, click here to check out our seasonal custom order and catering menu! You and your guests will savor the fresh and delicious dishes like Baursaki beignet-like pastry, delicious Vinaigrette and “Olivier” salads, and exquisite Salmon Pie!

Custom-Made and Delicious for You!

Custom-Made and Delicious for You!

The Veranda Cultural Cuisine chefs are ready to prepare your custom orders for events or time-saving pick-up for dinners or lunch to go. It’s been an exciting venture so far with our new business!

Just over a year ago, we launched our business at the Saturday Farmer’s Market on Tamina Road. We loved the Farmer’s Market community of artisans and business owners who are just like us — growing a family-owned business and serving our neighbors!

Now we are operating in a beautiful new commercial kitchen, preparing your custom orders. Whether you crave a specialty healthy salad or choose from traditional Russian and Kazakh dishes you love from our menu, it’s always prepared especially for you.

Join us in our Facebook page community! Click here to like us on Facebook to get the latest tips and see our new menu!

Jama’s Quick Dinner & Snack Ideas

Jama’s Quick Dinner & Snack Ideas

Have you ever had one of those busy days that just seems to fly by? And then you end up thinking about something delicious you can quickly prepare and serve for dinner!

Jama’s Kitchen can help you solve that problem! Here’s a few ideas on how to easily fill your dinner table or have yummy snacks on hand when after-school activities end. Fresh chilled salads like “Olivier”, Vinaigrette, Perchiki stuffed mini-peppers, and Sauerkraut superfood (when in season) can be ready for you to serve! And one of our favorites, Pirozhki, can be baked in just a few minutes! These are much healthier than hot pocket-type frozen snacks and kids love them!

Click and see the menu or call us at (925) 858-9108 to place your order to pick-up or we deliver! (Minimum purchase and small delivery charge apply.)

Save Time! Pirozhki Ready to Cook!

Save Time! Pirozhki Ready to Cook!

Veranda Cultural Cuisine and Jama’s Kitchen help you save time and have wonderful food for your family or a special event. Pirozhki are like Southern fried pies, only a bite-size. Our version is handmade, stuffed and baked. These make an easy after-school snack that will make your kids happy or great meeting food.

Our crowd-favorite Pirozhki is now available ready to eat (or request frozen so you can quickly cook them when you’re ready!) Order and pick-up or ask us about delivery. Having a lunch event at work or a potluck at church? Click here for easy options to order & pick-up.