Community & Care

Nana’s Kitchen has a long legacy of giving back within the local and global community.


On a global level our founders Nasim and Shelina have contributed to the SOS village in northern Africa since the early 1970’s. Later, they extended their outreach to help with education, housing and practical support to a charity in Tanzania that supports a leprosy village.


Locally Nana’s Kitchen provides ongoing food service donations to the local the food bank. Each year Nana’s Kitchen participates locally in the World Partnership Walk which raises funds to end world poverty.

April 6th, 2019 Nana’s Kitchen was part of the Salama Gala that helped raise over $90,000.00 that will go to the Canadian Cancer Society, and to help support families and children with cancer.

Nana’s Kitchen is proud to be a supporter to the BC Children’s Hospital

Women at Work

 Nana’s Kitchen began as a small restaurant producing delicious family style ethnic meals in Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada.

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Co-founders Nasim and Shelina created a small restaurant that was well known for wonderful aromas, lots of laughter and for providing job opportunities to new Canadian women.

Many of the women who came to work at the original restaurant were new Canadians who had limited English language skills and lacked understanding of their new culture in Canada. Nasim and Shelina who were also immigrants to Canada, recognized that “having a job” provided more than an income; it provided a place to become confident and independent as new Canadians.


Within Nana’s Kitchen there is respect and care for all people regardless of race, religion or nationality. At Nana’s Kitchen, we celebrate all traditions from Diwali to Christmas. After all, any reason to eat and have a celebration together is welcomed at Nana’s Kitchen.

We are proud that several of our original women staff from the restaurant days remain with Nana’s Kitchen. However, they now hold prestigious roles in administration and management.

Nanas Kitchen brings culture to the workplace. Meet the team behind it all! 

& PR

Congratulations to Nana’s Kitchen

Women of the Decade in Innovation & Enterprise

2017 All Ladies League & Women’s Economic Form, India

Community Excellence Award

2016 Times of Canada

Immigrant Entrepreneur and Small Business Fair

2016 Divercity

International Trade Awards, Small Business Category

2016 Surrey Board of Trade

2015 - Multicultural Awards Province of British Columbia

2014 B.C. New Canadian Entrepreneur Award

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