Culinary Vitae

" In food, the options are unlimited,
as are the choices one has to use them "

 

 
I was born in Didymoteicho of Evros, where I grew up. I became involved with cooking from the age of 18 and I always really wanted to travel and learn new things. So, a fascinating and ongoing journey - not only in my career but covering my entire life - began at the Culinary School Chef d 'Oeuvre in Athens.
 
A journey with many adventures, experiences and developments, yet with many obstacles and difficulties. However, I believe that nothing is impossible when there is a will and enthusiasm.
 
After graduation from the Chef d'oeuvre, I continued my culinary studies with an N.V.Q. (National Vocational Qualification) level 4 Kitchen and Larder Specialist at the Westminster Kingsway College in Victoria, London.
 
From the first moment I started cooking, I decided to get as much experience as possible so I worked, among others, at the following restaurants and hotels:
 
 

 

Greece:

  • Elounda Beach Hotel & Villas, One of the Leading Hotels of the World, Crete
  • Elounda Bay Palace, One of the Leading Hotels of the World, Crete
  • The Athenian Calirhoe Exclusive Hotel, Athens
  • Continental Palace Hotel, Kos
  • Capsis Hotel, Crete
  • Avli Restaurant and Lounge apartments, Crete
  • Myconian Collection Hotels, Mykonos
  • Venetian Well restaurant, Corfu
  • Radisson Blu Beach Resort, Κρήτη
 

France:

  • Restaurant Les Cepages, 1 Michelin star, Thoiry
  • Chateau de Divonne, 1 Michelin star, Grandes Etapes Francaises, Small Luxury Hotels of the World, Divonne-les Bains
  • Domaine de Divonne, Restaurant La Terrasse, 1 Michelin star, One of the Leading Hotels of the World, Divonne-les-Bains
  • Le Bristol Paris, 2 Michelin stars, One of the Leading Hotels of the World, Paris
  • Chateau de Bagnols, 1 Michelin star, Small Luxury Hotels of the World, Bagnols
England:
  • Sheraton Skyline Hotel Heathrow, London
  • The Savoy Hotel London
  • Smiths Catering, London
  • The Montcalm Hotel at the Brewery, Chiswell Street Dining Rooms, London
  • Tower of London
  • Novotel Waterloo, London
  • London Mariott Grosvenor Square
  • Royal Institution of Great Britain, London

Denmark:

  • Restaurants Le Pave,Wining&Dining, Copenhagen

Germany:

  • Relais & Châteaux Hotel Jagdhof Glashütte and awarded gourmet restaurant Ars Vivendi

Croatia:

  • Radisson Blu, Resort, Split

At the same time, in stage at restaurants such:

  • La Bastide de Saint Antoine in Grasse, southern France, Relais & Chateaux, 2 Michelin stars
  • Capital in London, 2 Michelin stars
  • Sea Grill in Brussels, 2 Michelin stars
     
I have also worked as a consultant Chef and I am associated with various hotels and restaurants in Europe.
 
Today I continue with the same philosophy, and I am always open to new challenges, proposals and culinary pursuits.
 

 

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