thx u so much chef. Your gluten dairy free food is everything. Thx 4 keeping our baby healthy!

  Jewel Tankard

"Thicker Than Water"

Chef Velvet has appeared on Bravo T.V. “Thicker Than Water”, she has been featured on Fox 45 News; WHUR 96.3 “Pillow Talk”; “Keep It Moving” with Marsha Jews; “The Landa Williams Show”; Asheville FM 103.3. She has been interviewed by “DC nitelife”; and “Mountain Xpress” Asheville NC.  Chef Velvet was the business feature story in “INDUSTRY RULES” online magazine, Askashville.com; and the front page feature “Thanksgiving Day” Issue of Mountain Xpress Asheville N.C. paper.

Chef Velvet welcomes new clients and is excited to share her passion for vegan cuisine with individuals who are ready to embrace a healthier mind and body.

Food is great. Y'all need to be on Shark Tank.



Food was a HIT especially the cupcakes! Thank you Sisters sooooooo much!!!!



Ok velvet y'all outdid yourselves today with the vegan wrap and the burgers with the sweet potatoes and dipping sauce.  Killing. I've been munching the whole 6 hours to Connecticut. And the squash is a favorite of mine too. Just wonderful

Maimouna Youssef                      Singer/Songwriter


This is unreal!!!!!! This food is  AMAZING!!!!!!!! I can't believe it's not meat!!!!!!

Dr. Taketa Williams Ministries

"It is my great honor to write on behalf of V's Vegan Cuisine. In addition to their wide variety of exceptionally nutritious and divinely delicious foods, V's Vegan is non-stop source of community-support. I don't know how they do it. Founder, Velvet Jacobs, is as dedicated to social justice as her food and juices are delectable. Thank you Velvet, the world...is a better place because of your work ...inside the kitchen and out." 
Dawn Mancrief
Founding Director,
A Well-Fed World

Chef Velvet Jacobs

WOW Chef Velvet!! We've sampled everything. Everything is soooooo yummy!! Had to prior the sandwich out of his hands. Yao says yummy yummy  good for my tummy!! You're a winner!! Honestly my son is very picky and he's licking his lips.  We just sampled the soup and he's loving it too!! He's gonna do the sandwich and soup for lunch tomorrow. Thank you soooooo much!!!

Melissa                                                                      Parent

"Also, you should know that I somehow finished off the nuggets and mac & cheese on the drive back into town. My goodness, that is delicious stuff".


Asheville, NC

For more than 25 years Chef Velvet Jacobs "The Transition Specialist",

Owner & Food Artist of “V’s Vegan Cuisine” has worked in nutrition.

As a seasoned chef and entrepreneur Chef Velvet has a portfolio of extraordinary culinary experiences.

At the age of nine  Chef Velvet developed an appreciation for cooking and nutrition. Her past experiences, as the former head Chef at the Landon School in Bethesda, Maryland and with the Bitter Sweet Caters in Virginia and the family’s Sweet & Natural Vegan Café,  gave her an extraordinary skill set to provide her the platform to create her own business.
As a result of the food disparities in the metro DC Area, Velvet was inspired to start her non-profit program to teach underserved communities across the nation the importance of community gardens, self-sustainability and life benefits of a healthy diet. In January of 2013 Velvet became Founder of “Vegan in the Hood” under the umbrella of a “Beautiful U, Yes U!” 

Velvet shares her skills in the community by offering free cooking classes, teaching affordable vegan meal options, building community gardens and sharing the truths of vegan food to youth and their families.
Chef Velvet has build relationships with other organizations such as                        A Well-Fed World;  DCHA;  DCPNI;  The Green SCHEME;  DCPR;  and       Positive American Youth - Atlanta, GA .   Her distinct vegan soul food style

has been well received. Services provided include weekly meal planning, special occasion catering, entertainment, and corporate events. For the past four years Velvet has worked as the personal chef to Artist and Singer  Erykah Badu. In addition, Chef Velvet is honored to have shared her culinary passion and creativity with Dick Gregory, Jewel Tankard, Common, and Lamman Rucker, to name a few.

Literally the best food I've had!

  Cyrene Tankard

"Thicker Than Water"