Meet Team Verdello

Kathy Bede – Owner

Kathy’s idea for Verdello began with searching for great tasting truffle oil. While on a trip to Austria, Kathy visited her first Oil & Vinegar shop becoming enamored by the concept. Beautiful oils and vinegars were stored in glass containers and poured straight from the containers into bottles you could take home. The oils and vinegars were pure, simple, and delicious, especially the truffle oil. Back home she had not been able to find truffle oil that tasted quite right. Laden with bottles of oils and vinegars, and new ideas, Kathy returned home in search for the perfect truffle oil. She has found the truffle oil she long searched for and now has brought it to Sheridan.

Prior to Verdello, Kathy owned and operated Cottonwood Shop. After “retiring” and selling Cottonwood, she yearned to return to the community of Downtown Sheridan and to introduce something new. Remembering her search for the perfect truffle oil, Kathy, and her husband Mark, began pursuing their own Oil & Vinegar shop believing the shop would compliment established local businesses like Cottonwood Shop.

Kathy’s love of cooking stems from her family. Some of her favorite memories are going to Trapper Creek outside of Shell, Wyoming with her dad to hunt for wild watercress and mushrooms. They would later add the watercress to his bean dish he’d make with his roasted pig. Her dad also made and sold his own BBQ sauce, Trail Sauce #1 and Trail Sauce #2. With her mom, she remembers making Chiburekki, a German recipe passed down through the generations. Kathy has continued this tradition with her own family. They search out new flavors, new combinations, and learn the dishes’ history and culture. They rarely stick to one cuisine and are always on the search for something new to try.

Kathy is excited to bring you on this endeavor with her and show you how fun, delicious, and simple cooking can be.

Lindsey Vredenburg

Floor Manager

Lindsey has recently returned to her hometown Sheridan, Wyoming with the goal to become an integral member of the Downtown community. Lindsey has been given such an opportunity through the establishment of Verdello with her family. The message Lindsey wants to share with Verdello’s customers is healthy, home-made cooking may seem daunting, overwhelming, and easier to avoid, however, a good meal is within your grasp! Once you realize how simple it can be, you will never turn back. Our lives can be extremely hectic with all of our responsibilities, kids, work, etc., and having a good home meal should not be a stressful event. There is a trend of us moving away from the home-made family dinner, but it is important for our physical and mental health to revive this tradition.

Lindsey’s favorite example of how simple and healthy cooking can be revolves around her husband’s experience. Justin, Lindsey’s husband, either left the cooking to Lindsey or relied upon grilling. Since Verdello, Justin has taken over the majority of the cooking (much to Lindsey’s delight!). The reason for this change is Justin has begun using Verdello’s products and was amazed at how he could make a delicious dinner packed with flavor in about thirty minutes. Not only has he learned new meals, he also learned how easy it is to incorporate Verdello’s products into old favorite recipes and making them healthier and shine with new flavors!

While during the week a good easy meal is the best course of action, Lindsey still likes to occasionally take her time with meals and remembers the lessons of her Grandpa Dave. Lindsey remembers her grandfather making a pot of spaghetti and cooking it all day so the subtle flavors of the sauce would be more pronounced. Lindsey hopes she can pass along not only her love of cooking, but also the practical aspects of making a good meal, to her two daughters Lydia and Macey.

If you have any interest in booking private parties, contact Lindsey today!