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Cuisine enthusiast, I seek perfection to every dish
I am a professional chef with 13 years of experience in the culinary world. I worked in several restaurants all over Greece and the last years I am specified in the Private cooking services. My education starts from October 2006 to June 2008 studying with scholarships at I.E.K. Athens of OTEK (Organization of Tourist Education & Training) in the department "Culinary Technician" with successful certification of studies by OEEK (Organization of Vocational Education & Training).
• October 2019 until today: Chef in the restaurant “Rymidi” in Pyrgos – Santorini
• March 2017 until today: Private Chef in villas and suites in Santorini, undertaking meals and all kinds of private events for a certain number of people
• March 2017 to November 2017: Barista, buffet and service at "Lila Kafe" in Fira, the center of Santorini
• December 2015 to January 2017: Barista, buffet and service at the cafe "Ellinikon" in Fira, Santorini
• April 2015 to October 2015: Responsible - Chef at the Wine Restaurant "Assyrtico" in Fira, Santorini
• April 2014 to October 2014: Assistant Cook at the Gourmet Restaurant "Koukoumavlos" in Fira Thira
• December 2012 to March 2013: Chef at the Greek restaurant "After Athens" in New Jersey, USA
• April 2011 to October 2011: At the company "Spicy Bites Catering" in Santorini, as an assistant cook.
• March 2010 to September 2010: Employment in Sikinos island at the "Ostrella" coffee-refreshment bar for the summer season as a bartender, buffet and service.
• In 2009 for the summer season, employment at the Erofyllis estate, organizing wedding receptions, baptisms, etc. at the buffet.
• In 2008 collaboration with the "Ionian Center", event and conference room, in the food department (kitchen).
• July 2008 to September 2008 at the Park Hotel at the gourmet restaurant "St 'Astra" in the cold and hot cuisine section.
• July 2007 to September 2007 at the N.J.V. Athens Plaza in the center of Athens at the "Parliament" gourmet restaurant in cold and hot cuisine.
For me, cooking is...
My passion, my lifestyle
I learned to cook at...
I.E.K. Athens of OTEK (Organization of Tourist Education & Training) in the department "Culinary Technician" with successful certification of studies
A role model in the kitchen is...
Without a doubt, Angel Leon
A cooking secret...
Fresh local products for a taste of tradition
As a Private Chef, I can offer you:
Simply tell me what you're craving! I would love to create the perfect menu for your special occasion in Thera.
I can do weddings, birthdays and corporate events in Thera. You name it!
A longer stay in Thera? I'm available for holidays, on a daily basis, and so forth. Just let me know!
If you are looking for someone to keep your fridge full of incredible meals in Thera, count me in.
Elena's Food Gallery
We all eat with our eyes first! Below you can find a little demonstration of what I can bring to your table.
Chef Elena's reviews
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