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!