Nicholas & Company is a Salt Lake City- based food service provider that started as a family-owned business grown by Greek immigrants living the American dream. This year Nicholas & Co. is celebrating its 75th anniversary with the opening of a new distribution facility in Las Vegas, NV. Like the many top chefs and restaurants with whom this local food company has ties, work is about more than making money – it’s about delivering a quality and level of service by which to carry on the a legacy built by Papa Nicholas.
Q: What does it mean to your family to have built a legacy of business and community relationships here in Utah?
A: Salt Lake City has been a fantastic place for us to build business, community and team member relationships. Salt Lake City gave Nicholas Mouskondis a new start and the opportunity to become a successful entrepreneur—one who could assimilate into the community, take care of his family’s needs, and give back to the community.
Q: What sets you apart as a company from other similar businesses?
A: Our ability to develop meaningful relationships with our customers and team members. We have a purpose-driven organization, which focuses on meeting the needs of our customers and team members first and foremost.
Q: What is your recipe for success?
A: Our corporate culture is our purpose-driven organization in which we get the opportunity to enhance the lives of everyone we come in contact with is what motivates us on a daily basis.
Q: What kind of relationship do you have with restaurants, chefs and diners in Utah that makes running your business so enjoyable?
A: We are truly passionate about our industry, our customers, our team members and the communities in which we do business.
Q: What hopes do you have for the future of the company?
A: We just announced our expansion plans to open a new distribution facility in Las Vegas next year.
Today, 75 years after Nicholas William Mouskondis left his home in Crete, Greece for the United States, a third generation of Mouskondis are carrying on the Nicholas and Company legacy of service and dedication that sprung from humble beginnings, hard work, and a hopeful vision for the future.