February 22, 2024

East Kingston NH Bucovina Cuisines chef cooks to help Ukraine

Kathleen D. Bailey

EAST KINGSTON — A indigenous of Ukraine, Oksana Karcha has been utilizing her abilities as a professional chef to elevate resources for the folks who are living in the war-torn place beneath attack by Russia. 

She said her “comfort food” marketed at local farmers’ markets is earning a change in her residence country. She recently heard from her pal Marianna, who is putting the resources she has donated to very good use.  

“She helped a single loved ones who moved from the metropolis to a home in the region,” Karcha recollects, standing in her commercial kitchen in East Kingston. “They planted a backyard, and they began to increase chickens. Marianna requested them, ‘What do you fellas need?’ and they said, ‘Two baggage of food stuff for our chickens.'”

Karcha, who operates and operates Bucovina Cuisines, claimed her residence place desires a hand up, not a hand-out. She held a exclusive food sale in April where “just about every penny, every single dollar” went to her homeland. She’s planning a different 1 in June. 

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Karcha, who also does catering under the Bucovina banner, learned to cook dinner from her mom and grandmother. It became her life’s function when she studied at the College or university of Culinary Cuisine in Glyboka, Ukraine. 

“It has generally been a desire of mine to have my own meals small business,” Karcha, 40, said. When she married Joe Oliveira, a family members buddy, and moved to the United States, she started to put that dream to do the job. She cooked at the former Zampa restaurant and the Holy Grail in Epping, and also at the Cochecho Region Club in Dover. 

Chef Oksana Karcha, owner of Bucovina Cuisines, has roots in Ukraine and through her food she is able to give some proceeds back to her country.

In latest several years, she’s been cooking Ukrainian food stuff in her industrial kitchen and selling her food at local farmers’ marketplaces.

“I imagined it would be a very good concept to promote my form of delicacies due to the fact I failed to see a great deal assortment at the markets,” Karcha explained.  

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