Once Upon A Time...
Chef Vernetta started her culinary career with a drive to gain knowledge. Vernetta graduated from culinary school in 2008 with an Associate's Degree in Culinary Management and an Associate's Degree in Restaurant Management. She graduated on the President's List and became Certified with the American Culinary Federation(ACF).
Her culinary career began at Amelia Island Plantation in Amelia Island, FL, a Triple AAA, Four Diamond resort. She provided culinary services in all dining venues within the resort. These included: casual dining, fine dining, banquets and the bake shop. The experience and knowledge gained from the Amelia Island Plantation enabled Vernetta to open A Cook for You Catering services in 2010. Vernetta Executive Sous Chef position with Ponte Vedra Inn & Club a Triple AAA Five Diamond resort, allowed her to continually hone her craft. Vernetta was invited to serve as a chef for Super Bowl XLIII 2009 in Tampa, Florida. Vernetta has a heart to help others.
Through her culinary skills, she supports local non-profit organizations in the city by providing culinary training, safety and sanitation training, meal preparations and meal delivery.
Vernetta has been featured in several publications including Edible Magazine, The Buzz, Florida Times Union, Healthy Living, Food, and Southern Living. With over 12 years of culinary experience Vernetta passion for culinary continues to thrive. Vernetta is the founder of Footprints of Angels a 501c3 nonprofit supporting women impacted by infertility.
Food Protection Manager State of Florida
Covid-19 Food Take-Out
Covid-19 Food Delivery
Certified in OSHA Covid -19 Guidelines
Certified in Covid-19 Hospitality & Tourism
Covid-19 & The Office
Compassion Award 2020
First Coast News 12 Who Cares Award 2020
Foot Prints of Angels
TIAA Bank Community Champion Award 2019