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« on: Friday, 10 March, 2023 @ 14:45:59 »
How St.Gerry’s became the catalyst of the Greek donut craze in Australia

Almost nine years ago, Dean Giannakis was travelling through Kefalonia – the Greek island where his family originates from. One day, he witnessed Greek donuts – loukoumades – being made at a local paniyiri and started taking notes.

“I thought that maybe I would do a concept like this back in Melbourne,” Dean tells The Greek Herald.

At the time, there were not many dessert food trucks in the capital city of Victoria. There were many Greeks though. A little side business making loukoumades made sense for him.

Although he was working for years in executive positions at corporate jobs, his passion in life was food. His main goal was never to step away from the corporate world and pursue a full-time loukoumades business, but he decided to have some fun with it.

And that’s how St.Gerry’s famous loukoumades were born.

St.Gerry’s, named after Saint Gerasimos, the patron saint of Kefalonia, would soon turn into the catalyst of the modern Greek donut craze in Australia.