Farm to Table
Her love of cooking inspired Victoria to seek professional training at the Restaurant School at Walnut Hill College, which included advanced classical training in France.
After completion of her schooling, Victoria worked for several restaurants in the Philadelphia area before making a leap of faith and stepping out on her own. Her first limited access to a commercial kitchen came through a family member. The Masjid in her neighborhood was not the most ideal place to begin, but it ended up being one of the best decisions for Victoria. Business was great! In the first year the success gained there led to the move into the location at 7304 Ogontz Avenue, Victoria’s Kitchen home base from 2009 to the present.
Victoria began her business with a modest start. She was working from a small two bedroom apartment, making and selling food on the weekends, at first to supplement her income and make ends meet. Her first customers were people waiting in barber shops and beauty salons, and news of her culinary skills traveled by word-of-mouth, bringing her more business rather quickly.
Cooking was in Victoria’s blood. Many of Victoria’s great recipes were handed down from family members including her mother, grandmother, aunts, uncles and cousins.