Greek-owned businesses win at the 2023 NSW Restaurant and Catering Awards

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JAAKS Restaurant and Bar (Jaaks) and The Kyle Bay on Georges River (The Kyle Bay) have won two prestigious categories at the recent 2023 NSW Restaurant & Catering Hostplus Awards for Excellence.

Jaaks was awarded ‘Best Greek Restaurant’ in Sydney for the second year in a row and The Kyle Bay was awarded ‘Best Wedding Caterer – Under 200 guests’ in Sydney.

Business owners and siblings, George Christodoulou and Diana Valsamis, said they are “honoured and humbled by this recognition.”

“It is a testament to our dedicated and hard-working team,” they added.

The JAAKS Restaurant and Bar (Jaaks) and The Kyle Bay on Georges River (The Kyle Bay) restaurant owners were humbled to receive the awards. Photo: Supplied.

George and Diana bring a lifetime of experience with them as their parents also ran various successful and award-winning hospitality venues.

With over 45 years industry experience, the siblings insist on each aspect and every detail being carefully considered ensuring each guests’ experience is perfect.

2023 NSW Restaurant & Catering Hostplus Awards for Excellence
JAAKS Restaurant and Bar (Jaaks) and The Kyle Bay on Georges River (The Kyle Bay) have won two prestigious categories at the recent 2023 NSW Restaurant & Catering Hostplus Awards for Excellence.

For their restaurant JAAKS, the name is an acronym for each of their respective children: Jordan, Alannah, Anya, Kosta and Sienna.

Executive Chef, Jason McCauley, said: “It is great recognition for our continuous strive for excellence.”

“At Jaaks we have created an ambitious degustation menu elevating Greek cuisine to a fine dining level,” Mr McCauley added.

“Each dish is meticulously presented to showcase a level of Greek gastronomy which is lacking in the Sydney dining scene.

“The same philosophy extends to The Kyle Bay events; all dishes are of the same high standard and the picturesque waterfront is a perfect backdrop for all occasions especially weddings.”

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