Nicoletta Giannakos
Aristos Greek Kitchen
1238 Ross Road, North Vancouver

Business Operating in Lynn Valley since:  April 2012

What makes your restaurant so popular?
Its family-oriented, friendly environment, great service and impeccable Greek food!

What are your customers like?
They are people who believe in community, support for local small businesses, family values, and having a friendly demeanour.

Do you have a recipe for us?
Our famous Hummus!!!
-Salt, fresh ground pepper and fresh herbs

Tell us about your other accomplishments.
This is the first restaurant of my own, but I have been in the hospitality industry for many years, including my involvement in running many of my family’s restaurants in Gatineau, Quebec and on Vancouver Island.

Do you have time for any hobbies?
Sure – cooking and creating new dishes,  yoga,  fashion,  volunteering,  bicycling, reading, and walks on the seawall.

How about community involvement?
Youth entrepreneur program,  Lynn Valley Legion,  Boy and Girl Scouts, The Parish of Saint Agnes Anglican Church,  Lions Club, Lynn Valley School fundraising.

Tell us something we don’t know about you!
Before I took over one of the family businesses I was sponsored to pursue a career in curling!

What’s the business taught you?
Patience 🙂

Any future plans?
Yes – opening a restaurant in sunny California to be reunited with my family!

Favourite Quotation:
“If you tell the truth, you don’t have to remember anything.” – Mark Twain

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