Hey, let us introduce ourselves !!

Gosde

Gosde - Pernera owner - vegan chef

Hello,I am Gozde!

I was born in Istanbul, Turkey. I became vegetarian at the age of 13, inside a hospital in Istanbul when during a small laser operation, I clearly caught the smell of grilled meat and soon realized in terror that it was my burning skin! I never ate meat again since that time! Allmost all of my life I remember my self cooking meals for my friends and co-crew. After my first trip to India, I decided to make cooking my main profession. First as a volunteer in ‘Shambala camping’ in south Turkey , I prepared meals for thousands of people. I turned into veganism in 2010. After that, I cooked professionally for many restaurants and eateries in the touristic town of Kas, I travelled back to India where I created my own restaurant in the city of Goa and was invited to join one of the biggest festivals in the world ‘O.z.o.r.a festival’ where I cooked for 40.000 people, veganized traditional turkish and greek food. Last but not least, I moved to Greece one and a half year ago with the intention to stay, and found a job in the vegan restaurant ‘Mama Tierra’ in Athens, where I met with Nicolas! Soon after, an opportunity rose to start our own small business on Patmos, the island of the Apocalypse!

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Nikolas

Hello,I am Nikolas!

I was born in Athens, Greece and at the age of 19, vegan philosophy and ethics adopted me! In 2014,from Dunedin of New Zealand, I embarked on a small commercial marine cargo ship of 45000 tons as an apprentice engineer, (accompanied by a luggage full of dry beans, nuts and oatmeal!) for ten months. Since that time, I have volunteered on various sectors such as natural farming, upcycling constructions, children’s education, cooking food for people on the street. All this time cooking has been my way to persuade people to change their approach to all earthlings and the environment. I worked for two and a half years in Mama Tierra, one of the best vegan restaurants in Athens. There I met Gozde, who had just moved her life from Turkey to Greece to find a job in a vegan or vegetarian restaurant!

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….And that’s a small introduction of ourselves . If you want to learn more , come visit us . We will be very happy to meet you !!….