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Veggie Grub

award-winning Brooklyn catering company

About the Business

Veggie Grub LLC is an award-winning Brooklyn-based vegetarian and vegan catering company. Chef Rootsie prides herself in being able to recreate popular dishes into vegetarian and vegan delights! Chef Rootsie caters for events of all sizes and also sells food at festivals and markets.


Donna (Chef Rootsie) launched her Crown Heights-based catering business twenty years ago with the goal of bringing hearty vegetarian cooking to the masses. Drawing on familiarity with various cuisines learned during world travels and while working as a home health aide in NYC, Donna’s menu is inspired by comfort foods from around the globe. Donna graduated from the Food Business Pathways Program in October 2016. Start Small matched Donna with pro bono attorneys for advice regarding entity formation, employment, and contract drafting.