Ukrainian Special by Chef Kunkel – July 22nd

In support of the proud heritage of the Ukrainian people and their ongoing relief needs, ChefCentury will offer a Ukrainian Special (Full Course Hot Meals) on July 22, with authentic, traditional Ukrainian cuisine by Chef Brad Kunkel. Ten percent of the proceeds will go to the UN World Health Programme (WFP) to help refugees from Ukraine and others impacted by the war. 

“I’ll cook some of my favorites and use some of my mother-in-law’s recipes,” Kunkel said. Kunkel and his family hail from Ukraine, and he looks forward to sharing authentic Ukrainian food with Bay Area residents. Kunkel said Ukrainian fare often features various cheeses, root vegetables and hearty stews, and bread is an essential component of every meal. The menu will feature:

Hot Meals Menu

1. Chicken Kyiv

A perennial favorite from both Russia and Ukraine, we add this to affirm that we should be celebrating our commonalities as people, not warring with one another.  Chicken breast stuffed with Swiss cheese, rolled in panko and parmesan, and baked.  What’s not to like?

2. Cabbage rolls

“Holubsti” was a particular favorite of the Mennonite diaspora.  Ground meat (in this case turkey), seasoned with onion and spices, rolled in a cabbage leaf and baked with a tomato and sour cream sauce.  

3. Varenyky

Always a favorite of family gatherings, this is the Ukrainian Mennonite version of the ubiquitous dumpling, a version of which shows up in almost all global cuisines.  Homemade farmer’s cheese (it can’t be found any more in stores), wrapped in a very soft eggy dough, boiled then fried in butter.  Served with an onion sour cream gravy. 

4. Ukrainian vegetable salad

Cucumbers seemed to show up a lot in our traditional food.  This salad includes sweet peppers and tomatoes and a kind of dill ranch dressing.  

5. Cheese Mlyntsi

Thin pancakes showed up in a number of ways growing up.  One of them was when cottage cheese was wrapped in them and served with a berry sauce for dessert.  

Ordering Information

The meals are hot, freshly prepared by Chefs on July 22nd.

  • Ukrainian Special (Full Course Hot Meals): Single: $30, For Two: $50
  • Delivery Date: July 22, 2022
  • Delivery or Pickup Time: 1 pm – 5 pm, July 22, 2022
  • Order Cutoff Date: July 20, 2022
  • Free Delivery (Single or For Two orders): Campbell, Cupertino, Los Altos, Los Gatos, Milpitas, Mountain View, Palo Alto, San Jose, Santa Clara, Saratoga, Stanford & Sunnyvale
  • Free Pickup at 1505 S. Winchester Blvd San Jose CA 95128
  • Phone Order: (408) 709-5877
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