For most of her life, Veronica Musie was affectionately known as “the top chef” among family and friends. With little advertising, word quickly spread about her exotic fusion meals and nutritious Ethiopian dishes. That inspired Veronica to take the leap. In 2018, she established “Vera’s Kitchen Desta” located in the historic district of Manassas, Virginia. Today, it’s Virginia’s Premier Wedding and Special Events Catering Company.
Prior to establishing Vera’s Kitchen, Veronica spent several years as a stay-at-home mother of three boys while beating breast cancer and creating a non-profit breast cancer awareness organization, Alpha Breast Cancer Support Services (ABCSS).
Founded in 2013, her organization works to create strong links between agencies in the United States and those in Ethiopia and Eritrea. It’s designed to help every woman have access to the education and resources necessary for breast cancer detection and treatment. Over the years, ABCSS has supported hundreds of women diagnosed with breast cancer in the horn of Africa.
No matter the entreprenurial idea, Veronica is determined to help light the world for others.
This includes her catering business today. The name, Vera’s Kitchen “Desta,” translates to happiness in the main language of Ethiopia, Amharic.
Her team infuses that energy of happiness and joy into each creative meal prepared --- and catered event delivered.
As an empowerment advocate, Veronica has been featured on multiple media platforms including FOX5 News, the Arlington Catholic Herald and Diaspora radio.
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