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Community & Care

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


On a global level Shelina has contributed to the SOS village in East Africa since the early 1970’s. Later, she extended the 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! 

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Congratulations to Nana’s Kitchen

Best Ready-to-Eat Entrees Food Service & Grocery Retail Brand – Western Canada – Food & Drink Awards 2020

Placed 10th out of 20 for the biggest BC businesses owned by a women in 2020

Ranked 83 in the top 100 fastest growing companies in B.C in 2020

Awards Shelina Mawani & Nanas Kitchen

2016 Business Woman of the Year by Times of Canada

2016 Best Export Business by Surrey Board of Trade

2017 Woman of the Decade in Innovation and Enterprise

2018 The Bharat Saman Award at The House of Lords in England.

2019 BMO celebrating women for community and charitable giving

2020 Surrey board of trade business excellence resilience award

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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