UNION, NJ - George Niotis, owner and chef of the Chestnut Chateau, wanted to find a way to honor his father, Emmanuel, who passed away this summer.  George recalled that during the time his father owned the Midas Touch Diner in Roselle Park, Emmanuel would feed the underprivileged the day after Thanksgiving.

So George decided to bring back the tradition.  “The Chestnut Chateau is not just a place with chairs and tables.  This is a legacy that my father started in 2000 and because of that, I wanted to continue it in his honor.”

Mayor Manuel Figueiredo was there to help serve dinner.  He said of the event, “it is refreshing to know that we have a business member in our community that continues the tradition of giving back to those in need that began with his dad.”  George, the Mayor continued, “offers a full Thanksgiving dinner to those in need that Manny began many years ago.”