Meet Anna


Anna Voloshyna is a Ukrainian-American chef, food blogger, and author of the highly-acclaimed cookbook BUDMO! Recipes from a Ukrainian Kitchen. Born and raised in Ukraine, Anna developed a deep appreciation for traditional Ukrainian cuisine and the importance of cooking with fresh, locally-sourced ingredients. 

In addition to her food writing and various food photography projects, Anna Voloshyna also pursued formal culinary training at the San Francisco Cooking School, where she completed their rigorous Culinary Arts program. This experience allowed Anna to refine her techniques and expand her culinary knowledge, which she has since applied to her distinct cooking style.

Anna’s passion for Ukrainian and Eastern European food and her unique approach to cooking has earned her numerous accolades, including features in top food publications like The New York Times, The Wallstreet Journal, The Washington Post, All Recipes, Food and Wine, etc.

In her cookbook, BUDMO! , Anna shares her love of Ukrainian cuisine with the world, offering readers a collection of delicious and innovative recipes inspired by her heritage. With an emphasis on fresh, wholesome ingredients and bold flavors, BUDMO! has become a must-have resource for anyone exploring Ukrainian cuisine’s rich and diverse culinary culture.

Anna’s dedication to the culinary arts and her passion for sharing her knowledge with others has also led her to teach in-person and online cooking classes and workshops. Her engaging teaching style and expert knowledge have made her a sought-after instructor. Through her work as a teacher, Anna hopes to inspire others to discover the joys of cooking and to experiment with new flavors and ingredients. Numerous organizations have recognized her contributions to the culinary world, and she has received awards such as the IACP Media Award.

'Cheers!' in Ukrainian, Budmo! Is a fresh approach to traditional Eastern European cuisine
Connecticut Magazine

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