While they sampled a variety of Mr Kalogeracos’ Little Caesars pizzas, he explained to students his rags-to-riches journey that spanned 16 years from struggling business owner to booming success.
Now the owner of three restaurants and manager of 120 staff, Mr Kalogeracos said it was a struggle at first, but attributed to his success to hard work.
‘If you are passionate about something and you find that passion and pursue it, you will be successful,’ he said.
‘I’m driven by success, not money; I don’t equate money to success because for the first three years of my business, we struggled to survive.
‘There is no secret to how I’ve got to where I am now but hard work. I work 60 hours a but I love it.’
Year 11 student Monique Stewart (15), from Piesse Brook, said she was inspired by Mr Kalogeracos’ drive and passion.
‘I now have a new perspective on the business world and the important of persistence, hard work and passion for what you want to achieve,’ she said.