LGK in the community which stands for Lakis Greek kitchen in the community was set up in memory of the late Lakis Panayiotou who lost his battle with small cell lung cancer in November 2012. Lakis used the power of food to unite people and feed the needy. Having an outdoor Kitchen in his garden in Great Barr Birmingham Lakis started to build a traditional Greek taverna attached to his outdoor set up that resembled the un-finished taverna he had built in Potamiou his home village in Cyprus.
The un-finished 140m2 village style taverna in Cyprus has been on hold since 2005 as there were boundary issues with the neighbour meaning that the build had to stop.  Lakis wanted to open his restaurant in the village known as ‘To monopati tis Erasmias’ which mean Erasmia’s Path which was his mother, to put his small village of 40 residents on the map. As this was a dream that he was unable to finish his son Panikos Panayiotou completed his taverna in Great Barr and opened to the public in the summer of 2014 as a pop up kitchen.
As is the Greek tradition the family of the loved one who has passed away should do good deeds in their name to better their loved one’s afterlife. After opening the pop up in 2014 the Panayiotou family in partnership with the LGK committee open 2x months per year raising money for  heart-warming causes.