Showcasing spices from around the world the Mediterranean Boys is a gourmet kebab restaurant inspired by traditional but unafraid to experiment.
We sat down with one of the “Kebabologists” from the Mediterranean Boys to discover their local small businesses story.
What is your name and what do you do?
Anas khan – I’m passionate about food and that’s what I love to do. Participated in Masterchef auditions in 2013
What is your business story?
We’ve always been interested in the food industry. I’ve always wanted to take a step in the food industry without a massive investment. So we created this place to be similar to a kebab shop but place a bigger focus on mixed grills. We are using new techniques like smoked rice to give our dishes a modern twist.
What do you love most about doing business here in north lakes?
North Lakes is a really good community. I’ve been in brisbane for 5 years and have been here ever since. My kids go to school here and our family home is here.
What made you want to start your own small business?
Before this I was a fashion photographer but I always had a dream for food. I always dream of cooking food more so than eating it.
What is your signature dish?
Our mixed grill is our signature dish. It’s our most popular dish so far. We aren’t just a Turkish restaurant, we are a Mediterranean restaurant that incorporates flavours from all different countries.
In the future when we expand, we are planning on introducing Italian and other fusion like cuisines. Our dream is to expend – franchising throughout Australia, giving people the opportunity to try our food elsewhere.
What is your fave local business in this area?
Cupped up juice bar – they do terrific acai bowls, super smoothies and health foods.
Do you have any advice for small businesses starting up?
Just go for it! Taking the first step is by far the hardest part, everything flows from there.
What’s one quirky fact about your business?
We are the boys, we love cooking food and eating food; Boys will be boys.