Warragul has a brand new food venue, and it’s something special.
This sponsored article was first published in the 17 May 2018 edition of the Baw Baw Citizen.
“Kalamaki Skewers is more of a food truck but not on wheels,” owner Foti Koutsotheodoros said.
Kalamaki is a family affair. Foti works in the kitchen with wife Leanne while son Dino handles logistics behind the scenes. If these names sound familiar, you were probably a fan of Liberty Inn – their other Warragul food venture.
“This was just a little concept I started thinking up three years ago,” Foti said.
“Once we sold the Liberty Inn, we couldn’t sit around out of the industry so it was time to bring this little thing to fruition.
“This is something I do out of passion. I love the hospitality industry.”
Food at Kalamaki is simple but loaded with flavour. Skewers and souvlaki dominate the menu.
“Everything’s cooked fresh and traditional,” Foti continued.
“Our souvlaki meat is skewered and marinated by ourselves, we don’t get anyone else to do it.
“It’s not a big restaurant, it’s more of a bar-style restaurant.
“We have a couple of carefully chosen drinks – three wines and four beers on the menu – just something so you can relax and have a drink while you’re waiting.
“You can decide while you’re waiting if you want to sit down and eat or take your meal away, we have no problems because it’s all in the same packaging.”
Aesthetics have been an integral part of Kalamaki Skewers’ creation.
“We had to find the right colour scheme, find the right fit-out, and find a shop we would feel good in, and here we are at 85 Queen Street. This site is amazing.”
He’s right – this is one of the best-looking (and tasting!) food fit-outs in town, and people are noticing. Foti has already had enquiries about small catered functions.
Visit Kalamaki online at kala-maki.com.au.
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