Breakfast Dads – Arun
Have you met Arun?
Arun is the go-to guy in the kitchen at our Allen & Sheppard, North York Sunset Grill. He’s been working full-time in the kitchen since 2019 and enjoys every minute of it.
“I love it, it’s my favourite job,” said Arun. “If the customer is happy, I’m happy.”
He takes pleasure in being able to cook a delicious meal and that extends past the restaurant. He’s always trying new recipes in his kitchen at home, too.
“I enjoy cooking,” he said. “It’s a good feeling making other people happy with my food.”
This year will be Arun’s first Father’s Day. His 7-month-old son, Varnujn, is his pride and joy.
“He just called me ‘papa’ for the first time last week,” said Arun. “It’s very emotional, it’s a good feeling.”
He hopes to one day grow his family and would love to be a dad to a little girl.
Family is very important for Arun. His sister lives in Peterborough so it can sometimes be hard to connect, however, when they do, it’s like no time has passed.
While he’ll be busy cooking for other families this Father’s Day, he’s looking forward to being able to go home in the afternoon and spend time with his wife and newborn son.
“We will probably go out to a restaurant, go to the park and spend time outside,” he said. “That’s a good time.”
Sunset Grill has afforded him the opportunity to maintain a good work-life balance and he can still be there to watch many of his son’s “firsts”.
As for the future, Arun is just taking life day-by-day right now.
“I would like to own my own restaurant one day, maybe a Sunset Grill,” he laughed. “I like Sunset Grill breakfast. It’s something different.”
“I like cooking, everyone is nice, everyone is friendly, that’s important for me,” said Arun.
“Work is love. If you love work, you’re happy.”
Go-To Breakfast: Club Sandwich
Arun is part of this year’s Father’s Day profile series highlighting Breakfast Dads – the hard-working, dedicated dads that make up the many faces of the Sunset Grill community.
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1123 Lodestar Rd.,
North York, ON, M3J 0G9
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