A Greek catering business has been launched in Salford during the lockdowns.
Pieces of Heaven is a start-up from chef Debbie Dimopoulou who has worked not only at 5* hotels in Greece but also in Manchester restaurants including The Alchemist, Carluccio’s and Hawksmoor. She makes Greek traditional pies alongside traditional dishes.
Debbie says: “I had the opportunity to build strong relationships with my clients during the lockdowns.
“I did not receive any funding for the business, I am working in a restaurant and took furlough.
“I am creative, enthusiastic, experienced, and committed to quality. I am not cooking; I create memories with love using the secret ingredients that I learnt helping my mum in the kitchen.”
You can watch a clip with a sample of Debbie’s creations:
Credit: Barbara Langley with permission to use by Debbie Dimopoulou
Debbie supplies local coffee/tea shops, caters for small events between 10 and 15 people and parties. She is also delivering take-away. Customers can pre-order at least one day in advance.
She is committed to high standards of preparation with quality fresh ingredients.
“There is no dish to be pre-cooked or frozen in my kitchen,” she said.
“Every meal is cooked to meet the customer’s specific needs such as diet, allergies, salt or sugar,” she added.
She is also organising cooking classes for all levels.