Inna Khitrik, my mother, was born in Belarus and first learned to cook from her father--he also taught her to draw the swan that is the inspiration for our logo. She started working in this country at a deli in 1990, then co-founded a deli in Brookline. Since then she has worked as head chef and kitchen manager for the JCHE in Newton. Inna has also worked as a personal chef for families in Newton preparing weekly meals.
"Khitrik has been able to recreate the neighborliness that tenants once enjoyed in their own kitchens." The Jewish Advocate, November 12 - 18, 2004
She is passionate about traditional Jewish cooking, including regional specialties, as well as being creative with recipes and catering to the needs and expectations of current customers-- she is a master at making nutritious yet delicious dishes to suit various dietary needs. It is her mission to bring both traditional and new style dishes to the public, that is hopefully hungry for something new!
"Matzo ball soup, latkes with sour cream, and a honeycake prepared by Inna and Alex Khitrik should be tempting enough to get you to 'Jewish Roxbury at Haley House Bakery Cafe.'" Matzo and memories, by June Wulff, The Boston Globe, November 17, 2010
, was interested in cooking and baking as a young child. My mothers culinary skill and passion for food rubbed off on me, or so I'd like to think. Beyond working in her kitchens I also worked at Rosenfeld's Bagel, cleaning and braiding challah, and more recently as a cook and baker at the non-profit Haley House Bakery Cafe in Roxbury. I am especially passionate about baking and if possible will be baking all the breads we use. I also enjoy baking gluten-free items for family and friends. I hope we can create a kitchen that allows for preparing GF items practicing safe food-handling so we can cater to individuals with a high-sensitivity to gluten, including people with celiac.
Contact us via phone or email: Either of our first names @innaskitchen.com