Chef Carrie Bogar

A graduate of The Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park, NY, Chef Carrie Bogar and partner/husband, Jerry Bogar opened Empire Restaurant in Carlisle, Pennsylvania in 1994.

In 2006, carrie and jerry sold their 12 year restaurant “Empire” and made the big move to a tiny island in the Caribbean.

Their restaurant, Veya, on the island of Anguilla quickly garnered rave reviews from The NY Times, Bon Appetit, Food & Wine and The London Times. Frommers wrote that “on an island blessed with top-caliber chefs and the Caribbean’s best dining scene, this Sandy Ground “treehouse” is one of the best-and it’s only been around since 2007. The Pennsylvania chef/owners call their food the “cuisine of the sun”, and it’s a minxy fusion of exotic flavors from hot spots around the globe”.

When not at the restaurant, Chef Bogar enjoys spending time with her three children, traveling and sailing.


Overview of Veya Restaurant: