Charlie & Wendy have been married for 20+ years and have grown up and lived in the local area their whole lives.
They have 4 children - Jerika, Nathanael, Elijah and Simon and Son-In-Law, Blake
Wendy grew up in the Huyetts area, located between Hagerstown and Clear Spring. Her parents are Gene and Judy Wintermoyer, who also grew up in the area.
Charlie grew up in the Boonsboro area, residing at San Mar Children's Home with his brother and two sisters.
Charles: "I always wanted to do something that involved food, but I just never had the opportunity. From a very young age I remember enjoying going into the kitchen at San Mar and stirring up something, usually a mess that upset the cook, but none the less, I enjoyed it."
Many of the recipes used at the Deli are ones that have been created by Charlie and Wendy or have been obtained through family and friends.
The whole family was involved in the start up of Burkett's Deli in some way, whether cleaning tile, babysitting, painting, or cleaning up the remodeling mess!
Charlie and Wendy can be found in the Deli most days. You may also find at least one of their children helping throughout the week in some capacity as well.
Be sure to stop in and say "Hello" and try our Home-Style cooking.
We're sure once you've tried it, you'll be back!