Deep diving into our family roots. A closer look into Kaimakli, the neighbourhood where Yiayia Kika grew up. The local streets, close by to her family home, the local family run bakery and her church Saint Barbara.
And finally! Last but certainly not least! The MVP of @chefties, it is my pleasure to introduce you all to Yiayia Kika.
Born in 1937 in Nicosia, Cyprus and one of 7, she shares the same birthday as the Queen and Papou Peter. Yiayia Kika gave birth to her 2 daughters in London before they migrated here in 1970. Yiayia Kika became a sought after dress-maker and used to teach at a dress-making school. Rain, hail or shine she would walk the equivalent distance of Earlwood to Dulwich Hill and back for work to bring in whatever she could to provide for the family.
Passed down through generations, the well kept secrets of the sheftalia we know and love. Without Yiayia Kika, we wouldnt be here!
When Yiayia isn't helping us make shefties, she is watching us closely to make sure we do it right! She is brilliant at giving the stink eye. A true leader at heart. She is the foundations behind our family and our business. Without her we'd be nothing. Too much love goes out to this woman. We @chefties promise to carry on your legacy. Yiayia Kika, thank you. #meettheteam#mvp#chefties#familybusiness#yiayia#foundations#rock
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At 27 years old, she is the incredibly proud big sister of Liam and co-owner of @Chefties. You will see her regularly delivering your Sheftalia with a smile and always happy to answer your queries online. Kaylene loves spending time with her Grandparents making shefties and reminiscing over stories from their past. When not creating Sheftalia, Kaylene works full-time at CBA as a training advisor in financial crime and carries through a strong work ethic passed down from her grand parents.
When not working on making the best Sheftalia money can buy, she is busy dreaming of the cars she'd purchase when she wins the lottery (or chefties goes global), going on adventures and often struggling to discipline her bulldog Arthur.
Introducing Papou Peter.
Papou is the oldest member of the #chefties crew at 82 years old! Born in 1936 in Famagusta in Cyprus, he married in London and migrated to Australia Christmas day in 1970. Papou worked long hours for his family alongside electricians in the power station of Navy ships at the harbour. Now, well into his retirement, his grandchildren keep him busy producing sheftalia and enjoying some great bonding time!
When Papou Peter isn't making sheftalia he is intently watching the weather to give fair warning of thunderstorms to the extended family, shaking his head at the conversation on greek FM, keeping banter up with Yiayia and having conversations with the neighborhood at the local coles.
Our Chefties page on FB has just cracked the 500 for page likes! A massive thank you to all our customers and those supporting our small family business. We are incredibly proud and stoked to say we have! Spread the word, let's double it!
Liam is youngest member of the @chefties team at just 22 years old. He is the Co-owner and you may meet Liam during deliveries. Liam is a family orientated young man who, when not creating Sheftalia, works full time as an IT consultant.
When he's not buried in computer software or sheftalia, he is busy out on adventures taking amazing photos, gaming online, working on his 74 Corolla and spending time with his mates.
Getting ready for the premiership on Sunday 30th September?? Have a BBQ to celebrate the notorious tradition. Let #chefties take care of your catering!!
Order today and grab a special deal 2 trays for $40.
Authentic Cypriot sheftalia and mix up the flavours with our latest garlic infused or chilli infused!
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