#003: Angie Giannakodakis - Life of humble hospitality

By Jordan Michaelides
March 01, 2017

Angie Broadsheet

Image: Angie at Epocha

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Angie Giannakodakis ( @angeloveswine ) is the boss I always needed in my life. If University taught me the importance of learning, it was Angie who taught me the importance of harnessing your thoughts and directing them.

The weight of her words for me, are something that I’ll always hold dearly. She’s much more than a restaurateur, but also an armchair philosopher and super proud Greek. You’ll learn a lot from this episode on how to be a humble person.

We covered a wide-ranging array of topics including:

  • Brief background on Angie’s career and life
  • Quality restaurant experiences
  • What makes a bad hospitality experience, as a guest
  • Something that she has learnt, directly or indirectly from her parents
  • Food, cuddles and ‘Philotimo’
  • Practices to deal with stress
  • Her ability to ‘macro-think’, forward thinking into the future
  • Common misconceptions of those who work in restaurants
  • Restaurant mainstays - ‘trends’ that will never go out of fashion
  • What she would teach a class of Year 7 students
  • First person thought of, when hearing the word ‘success’
  • Advice she would give to her 20 year-old self

Enjoy,

Jordan & Lauren


Show Notes

  • Brief background on Angie’s career and life {04:20}

  • On her restaurant Epocha {07:10}

  • On her restaurant Elyros {14:42}

  • On the origin of the name Elyros - Crete {17:40}

  • On quality restaurant experiences {21:20}

  • On what makes a bad hospitality experience, as a guest  {26:53}

  • On choosing her career path in restaurants {32:42}

  • If money weren’t involved, what would she do {36:10}

  • Something that she has learnt, directly or indirectly from her parents {38:37}

  • On food, cuddles and ‘Philotimo’ {45:50}

  • Practices to deal with stress {51:25}

  • On her ability to ‘macro-think’, forward thinking into the future {55:28}

  • Common misconceptions of those who work in restaurants {59:33}

  • Restaurant mainstays - ‘trends’ that will never go out of fashion {01:01:25}

  • Morning rituals {01:04:25}

  • Recommended restaurants {01:04:44}

  • Drink of choice {01:05:30}

  • Relaxation techniques {01:06:00}

  • What would you teach a class of Year 7 students? {01:06:46}

  • A question she hasn’t been asked by someone, but wish they did {01:07:24}

  • Best purchase under $200, in the last year {01:08:15}

  • The most influential book she’s read, and to recommend to others {01:09:19}

  • Something that she believes in, that others may not {01:10:11}

  • Favourite films or docos {01:13:16}

  • First person thought of, when hearing the word ‘success’ {01:14:00}

  • Advice she would give to her 20 year-old self {01:14:48}

  • What is the most interesting question (and answer) heard recently {01:15:23}

 

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