East Kingston NH Bucovina Cuisines chef cooks to help Ukraine

Kathleen D. Bailey

EAST KINGSTON — A native of Ukraine, Oksana Karcha has been making use of her abilities as a skilled chef to increase cash for the folks who reside in the war-torn place under attack by Russia. 

She stated her “comfort food” sold at regional farmers’ markets is earning a variance in her house country. She just lately listened to from her friend Marianna, who is putting the money she has donated to excellent use.  

“She aided 1 relatives who moved from the city to a residence in the nation,” Karcha remembers, standing in her industrial kitchen area in East Kingston. “They planted a backyard garden, and they started out to raise chickens. Marianna asked them, ‘What do you men want?’ and they said, ‘Two luggage of foodstuff for our chickens.'”

Karcha, who runs and operates Bucovina Cuisines, stated her house region needs a hand up, not a hand-out. She held a special foodstuff sale in April where “every penny, each individual dollar” went to her homeland. She’s arranging yet another a person 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 turned her life’s function when she researched at the Higher education of Culinary Cuisine in Glyboka, Ukraine. 

“It has always been a dream of mine to have my possess food stuff small business,” Karcha, 40, claimed. When she married Joe Oliveira, a family close friend, and moved to the United States, she began to place that desire to work. She cooked at the former Zampa restaurant and the Holy Grail in Epping, and also at the Cochecho State 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 modern decades, she’s been cooking Ukrainian food stuff in a rented industrial kitchen area and marketing her foods at community farmers’ marketplaces.

“I assumed it would be a great strategy to offer my variety of cuisine mainly because I didn’t see much assortment at the marketplaces,” Karcha claimed.  

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