Mr. Goudas Events and News

Jun 1, 2014

It’s 4pm on the 1st of June 2014 and  by all appearances, it’s a beautiful, sunny but cool afternoon.

I have found myself in a the quaint village of Pape surrounded by nature and other houses…in the company of  a pair of “old geezers”-and I say that affectionately...

 
Mar 29, 2014

Happy Birthday Sir Peter Spyros Goudas!

Another Milestone, another Triumph

A lifetime of accomplishments coloured with moments of pain or illness amongst business gains and mishaps - the tip of the iceberg for many of us.

Experiences and challenges surpassed that some can or choose only to imagine.

Never accepting defeat or succumbing to the pressure and uncertainties of his business or personal life. Few, like him, have emerged time and time again, scarred, but wiser, stronger and more motivated than ever before.

 
Mar 28, 2014

(Marketwired - March 28, 2014) - BLVD Holdings Inc. ("the Company") (OTCQB:BLVO) - Today John G. Simmonds, Chairman and CEO of BLVD Holdings Inc., is pleased to announce the acquisition of Goudas Food Products and Investments Ltd.

From modest beginnings in 1967, Goudas Foods has grown to be a leading Canadian supplier of ethnic and international food products with more than 600 brands and specialties in the Chinese, South Asian, Caribbean, Filipino and other ethnic market segments.

"This gives us a secure foothold in a growth market which is strategically key to our long term success," said Simmonds.

"Goudas has built a successful operation with reliable brands and good market penetration.

 
Dec 25, 2013

The year 2013 was a very difficult year.

There were set backs and problems, one after the other.
According to Mr. Goudas, “It was one of those years that you keep on saying to yourself, let’s just finish up, in anticipation of a better year next year…” You know what I mean.

I am not going into the details of the many mishaps in the life of Mr. Goudas, as it will take too much time for you to read.
I will however, highlight a couple of them; For instance, a raccoon electrocuting himself on our high voltage transformer, which caused a shut down in the Corporation for some time.

Mr. Goudas thought to write a story about the Raccoon, which ended up being a good comedy, in fact, it’s a recipe.”  Yes a recipe!

Yoyoy Villame and Spyros Peter Goudas Christmas 2013

Jannet Begnino, who is a native of the Pangasino Island in the Philippines, is heard singing along to the song.

Philippine Geography lists in order, the 77 provinces, towns, cities, villages within the country.

Unknowingly, Yoyoy Villame created a masterpiece, which in the Phillipines, became a benchmark for education.

According to Mr. Goudas, it should be mandatory that every country should have a song similar to Yoyoy Villame’s – Philippine Geography, that would educate the kids about the place they call home.

Mr. Goudas is passionate about education and because of the way Yoyoy used music to teach language, history, geography and life skills, that is perhaps why Mr. Goudas thinks that Yoyoy Villame is one of the greatest composers and singers ever.

 
Aug 2, 2013

Percy Thomas

In the photograph, you see Mr. Percy Thomas and Mr. Goudas.

Maybe the name Percy Thomas, may not be of significance to you, however, should you go back into history, you will notice that Mr. Thomas was an integral part in the creation of the Saturday Night Musical Recipe along with others like, Colin Hansen, Jasse MacDonald, Mahoney,and  and Roy Stewart.

 
Mar 3, 2013

Today, 03 March 2013, I would like to talk about a gentleman by the name Dimitri (Jim) Kottas.

Dimitri was born February 28, 1943, in Prosvoro, Ipiros, in the northern west part of Greece in the middle of World War II.

 

 
Feb 27, 2013

A printed article appeared in the February 27 to March 15, 2013 edition of The Jamaican Xpress Newspaper.

The month of February has been designated Black History Month highlighting the achievements and accomplishments of Black and African Americans.

 
Jan 26, 2013

January 26, 2013

Finally, another two have met from two of the oldest civilizations of the world, Greece and China.

Today, Mr. Spyros Peter Goudas had the pleasure of meeting Mr. Steven Guan, founder of Promobiz Solutions.

 
Jan 29, 2012

The event is the Feed the Children in Piura, Peru, Fundraiser. 

Mr. Goudas has been a supporter of this organization for many years and many people said to him that you are a Greek, why are you supporting the children in Peru, why not support children in Greece?

Mr. Goudas does not respond to questions like this.

 
Jan 1, 2012

HAPPY, HEALTHY NEW YEAR 2012! 

365 DAYS HAVE PASSED. WE LOOK FORWARD TO A NEW BEGINNING AND A BRIGHTER FUTURE. 

THE STAFF OF GOUDAS FOODS IS AT HOME CELEBRATING A NEW YEAR AND LONG WEEKEND. 

ALL EXCEPT ONE OF COURSE. AND YOU DO KNOW WHO THAT IS! 

 
Dec 31, 2011

Mr. Jae-Kyueng Choi and Mr. Spyros Peter Goudas:
A meeting of the newly formed work-a-holics club! 

Spyros Peter Goudas (69) and Jay-Kyueng Choi (78) have both gotten a bit older. They have aged well, like fine wine and cheese, still active and compulsive work-a-holics. 

 

 
Dec 1, 2011

The article below appeared in the Canadians Parents.com website, a parenting community blog. 

Within the article, by veggiemama, Mr. Goudas Curry Powder is prominently mentioned. 

In fact, the Goudas brand is the only one mentioned by name throughout the entire recipe. 

Apparently, there is someone who definitely appreciates the efforts placed by Mr. Goudas in creating this venture of creating one of the finest Curries in the world. 

 
Sep 23, 2011

 

The book, OVERWEIGHT, Highway to a healthy life, is finally complete. 

It documents the complete lifestyle change of an overweight individual with diabetes who was one step away from having to use insulin on a daily basis. His blood test results were scary! 

The realization that only a drastic change in eating habits and lifestyle could save his life. 

Most of the books written about overweight individuals are selling gimmick.

 
Aug 15, 2011


The photo on the cover shows Mr. Spyros Peter Goudas in his safari shirt, with elephants in the background, a portion of fufu and some stewed catfish with spinach. 

It is important to know that Mr. Goudas rarely travels.

Nevertheless, he knows every part of the world, the food, the production, the distribution, the different dishes, the preparation and taste of the foods of all the nationalities. 

 
Jul 23, 2011

You have tried the others, now here is the BEST! 

The Mr. Spyros Peter Goudas Sparkling Soda Series are exclusive in flavour, taste and aroma. 

It is hot on the shelves at various independent supermarket outlets. 

It will take some time to filter into the shelf space at your local store. 

Root Beer, Cola, Ginger Ale, Pineapple, Club Soda, Cream Soda and Orange.

Friendly reminder from Goudas Foods: If these products are not available at the store where you presently do your shopping, then ask the manager to order them for you. 
If your request is not met, that means that you may have to consider changing store.

 

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One of my companies, that had a distribution of Mr.Goudas Brand  has been sold in early, 2014. 

The new owners did not focus on the quality of the products packaged to the disappointment of millions of loyal customers who have come to rely on my pioneering vision.

I accordingly, no longer vouch for the quality of products under “Mr Goudas”. The endorsement of the Brand within this website are now soley for historical purposes only. 

 
Mar 29, 2011

 

FRIENDSHIP AND BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION 

Corrado Acaputo (left) and Spyros Peter Goudas  both celebrated their birthday on March 29, 2011, and took time to celebrate. 

With a combined age of 149 years, there was a lot to reminisce about. 

Spyros Peter Goudas turned 69! You may then figure out how old Corrado is! 

Corrado ((80 years old) is an excellent tenor and vocal instructor. 

Mr. Acaputo and Peter have been friends from the beginning of the Mr. Goudas enterprise. 

Corrado produced parts of the Caribana video in 1975, The Goudas Rice Song and several Goudas commercials for Radio and Television is the 1970,s and 1980,s. 

They made a toast to a friendship that has lasted over 40 years.

 
Mar 18, 2011

Beets are a popular international vegetable and are available in all grocery stores. 

The photo was taken by Mr. Goudas and is of the contents of his newly arrived canned Beets.

Most of the Beets caned in Canada are very dark in colour, soft and mushy in texture.

You may read the entire article.

 
Dec 18, 2010

On December 18, 2010, Spyros Peter Goudas was presented with a Certificate of Appreciation for his generous contribution to The Mount Zion Filipino Seven Day Adventist Church, by Jesse Anunciacion, Senior Pastor

Mr. Goudas was asked to make a speech. However, he was not prepared. In fact, the event was a surprise to him.
He was unaware that the occasion would be held in an auditorium with over a thousand people in attendance! 

In his impromptu acceptance speech, Mr. Goudas recalled the day he visited the organization a few years back.
Upon entering the Food Bank, the intake worker thought he was there as a client in need of their services and proceeded to do an intake and provide him with an assortment of food. 

Finally, when he disclosed who he was, he was amazed that they all knew his brand name and products. 

Mr. Goudas realized that this was a wonderful organization which helped many people regardless of colour, race or religion. 

In addition, they were all volunteer members from the Church. 

Therefore, instead of being a recipient of their services, Spyros Peter Goudas became a supporter! 

The event was recorded on film for Television and media. 
Aug 13, 2010

As we all know on a day to day basis Mr. Goudas has a million and one things to deal with. This fact is documented in his book: Miracles Still Do Happen, where he also expands on his focus and determination. 

Furthermore, as evidenced in The Letters of Appreciation Section of this website, there are numerous Thank You letters and hundreds that have not been posted. 

Obviously, when disaster strikes somewhere around the world, and as the song from the famous film, Ghostbusters, declares: Who do they call? In this scenario, Mr. Goudas, of course!

 
Jun 29, 2010

 

Ms. Anastasia Papadopoulou is a second year high school student, at Proodos School. (In English means progress.)

The principal of the school Mr. Michael Vatsoulis (Batsoulis) presented Mr. Goudas with this wonderful poem which is dedicated to him.

 
Jun 20, 2010

 

Sunday, June 20, 2010, Father's Day and a great day to have a picnic in the park.  There was a large turnout at Bruce Mills Park

People of all nationalities gathered in groups to enjoy the forestry accompanied by the wonderful sounds of music from different species of birds that inhabit the park.
Food of all kinds was served based on the group orientation.

Imagine, out of nowhere came a truck with Goudas educational material, anything from Miracles Still Do Happen to the Cow Foot Story.  It was a glorious day.

Our Company took the opportunity to distribute thousands of booklets written by Mr. Goudas over the past few years.

Some people took advantage of the natural environment and enjoyed reading the booklets.

Share a moment with us - Click on the photo, the image will enlarge and will be followed by a series of snapshots of the occasion.

 
Jun 13, 2010

 

It is with heartfelt sadness that we announce the passing of Koukla, that  beautiful French poodle, who was a faithful companion to Mr. Goudas for over 14 years.

She was never more than two feet away from him day or night.
She even sat on his lap while he was driving.

We remember an occasion when Mr. Goudas left the country for five days to give a speech in Costa Rica that Koukla sat and waited patiently with obvious sadness in her master,s chair without eating or drinking.

Mr. Goudas dognapped her when she was 2 years old.

 
May 24, 2010
Over the years, Peter Goudas never incorporated cooking instructions on packaged products. 

Since most of these products were base items, most of the cooks already knew how to utilize these items. 
In fact, some were so proficient; they could write recipes based on the products. 

However, as time progressed, and the younger generation found their way into the kitchen not knowing that there was a kitchen in every apartment where the grandmother stayed for hours at a time. 
May 15, 2010
This is a brand new publication fresh off the press.

By looking at it, you know you have a priceless treasure. It has been written by Spyros Peter Goudas and there is nothing within this book that is cut and paste from any other publication.

There are several wonderful stories and recipes.
The beautiful part about this is that within the recipes he incorporated how to make Cornbread, Coconut Cake, Roti, Dumplings, Pita Bread, Bougatsa, Bread, Halva, Samosas, Empanadas, Tamales, Tortillas and Chocolate Chip Cookies,

 
May 6, 2010


The Canadian Tire Store at 4630 Sheppard Avenue East (McCowan and Sheppard), Scarborough, has expanded it portfolio to include food products.

This store is a prototype (first of its kind), incorporating a wide selection of grocery items for your shopping convenience.

You may now pick up all your tools, garden supplies, car parts and accessories, tires, patio furniture and food, all in one convenient location.

Canadian Tire has allocated ample aisles of shelf space specifically for the Mr.Spyros Peter Goudas line of grocery products.

Not only can you purchase tools, car parts and accessories, kitchen appliances, etc., you can outfit your garden and fill your kitchen cupboards with a great selection of food products at very reasonable prices.

The entire organization is thrilled to be the brand of choice.

There are more than 700 products at 3 major Canadian Tire locations.

 
Apr 24, 2010

A gentleman with a distinctive West Indian accent called today. He was very curious about Peter Goudas. 

He stated that he is now retired and lives in the Caribbean and was in Toronto for a short time. He needed to verify if Peter were still alive because he had heard somewhere that Peter had passed away. 

Of course, he is still alive, I responded. In fact, he is sitting right here. 

 
Mar 15, 2010

After a considerable amount of time experimenting with different tastes and flavour combinations, a perfect blend of sweetness, appearance and body has resulted in the creation of Sun Della beverages. 

Mango, Tropical Punch and Citrus Punch. 

Packed with 100% of your daily Vitamin C requirement, each glass is an excellent source of this vitamin. 

 
Feb 4, 2010

What a coincidence. 

If you click on the link for the past five years, you will notice that Spyros Peter Goudas were among the first contributors to the relief efforts when the Tsunami hit Sri Lanka

Today, five years later, the major disaster in Haiti is the first link of 2010. 

Nevertheless, by visiting the Letters of Appreciaition link, you may view many letters attesting to the sincere generosity of Spyros Peter Goudas. 

Spyros Peter Goudas is no stranger to plunging into humanitarian projects. 

 
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