The Eating...Our Words 100: Kiran Verma, Executive Chef and Owner of Kiran's Restaurant & Bar
When she came to the U.S. over 40 years ago from India, Kiran Verma and her friends (a lot of students) didn't have a lot of money to be going out and spending, so she cooked at home for her friends and family on the weekends. That was the way she and her loved ones felt at home -- being with each other, a group of people from the same country. Although she loved cooking for the sake of others' enjoyment, people would tell Verma she cooked so well that she really needed to open up a restaurant. Ultimately, her passion and the egging on by those around her made Verma exchange her banking profession for that of chef once her daughter was off to college and her son was a senior in high school.