Adelaide’s Greek patisserie Kalymnos Pastries and owner pastry chef, George Diakomichalis, will honour Greek Independence Day this month with a Cooking Masterclass while raising much needed funds for Lockleys North Primary School.
George Diakomichalis, Owner, Kalymnos Pastries is proud of his heritage, passionate about keeping traditions alive and dedicated to inspiring others, saying food is a way to bring people together.
“Every year we know Greeks all over the world celebrate Greek Independence Day and with this year being the 200 year anniversary we thought it timely do something special with a fundraising cooking masterclass for our local community that supports us every day.
“Greek Independence Day reminds and gives us the chance to reconfirm what we already know and that is, we are masters of our craft keeping the tradition alive,” said George Diakomichalis.
Diakomichalis comes from a long line of pastry chefs and growing up was always surrounded by family and friends working at the family patisseries, which have been around since 1918.
Those in attendance will be entertained by the award winning chef, as he shares recipes and teaches how to make traditional Greek dishes (Moussaka and Kourabiethes), that he has been taught by the generations that went before.
Regular trips to Greece and his family’s love of pastry inspired him to follow in their footsteps, and in 1995 after completing his training under the guidance of his Grandfather and Uncles in Kalymnos, Greece, he opened the doors at Kalymnos Pastries in Adelaide.
Passionate about sharing Greek cuisine, events like this give George the opportunity to share the Greek traditions and raise money for the community, this time being Lockleys North Primary School where both he and his children are old scholars.
“I believe that it doesn’t matter what your cultural background is, traditional dishes are the ones that stand the test of time. We pay homage to our ancestors in everything we do and sometimes add a modern twist.”
“Our deep history and pride, makes me very proud to be an Australian with Greek heritage. I think this is important and gives our children an opportunity to continue having that pride in their cultural heritage and what better time than now to celebrate this,” he explains.
Who: Kalymnos Pastries and award winning chef, George Diakomichalis
What: Greek Cooking Masterclass. Learn the traditional recipes for Moussaka and Kourabiethes.
Why: Celebrating the 200th anniversary of Greek Independence with food, culture and sharing traditions all in the name of community.
When: Wednesday 24 March 2021 @ 6.30 pm
How: Tickets $50 each, book online at https://bit.ly/3t9PZ5t
Each person will take home their own individual serve of Moussaka and Kourabides to enjoy!
Where: Lockleys North Primary School, 55 Malurus Avenue, Lockleys SA 5032