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Chef Eleni Athirnari

Private Chef In Chania

4.9/ 5
Chef Eleni Athirnari

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Get to know me better

I love to cook and I do it with all my love and energy so people get the best food experience with all the aythentic Cretan Flavours !!!!

I am a traditional Cretan and Mediterranean Cook. I love to cook, so people can taste the Greek and Cretan cuisine with local products and flavors that you can only find in Crete. I learned to cook through my grandmother and mother. I keep using small "secrets" and personal touches in my recipes and I am always willing to share those with you.

My services

As a Private Chef, I can offer you:

Personal Chef

Simply tell me what you're craving! I would love to create the perfect menu for your special occasion in Chania.


I can do weddings, birthdays and corporate events in Chania. You name it!

Full-time Chef

A longer stay in Chania? I'm available for holidays, on a daily basis, and so forth. Just let me know!

Cooking Classes

Because "sharing is caring". I would be happy to teach you all sorts of techniques and recipes in Chania.

Chef Eleni's reviews

4.9/ 5

Chef Elani and Manos provided us with a beautiful createan surf and turf meal at the villa we were staying at in Malaxa (Chania). Every single dish was perfect. We could not even pick a favourite. We highly recommend these guys to take your meal to the next level.

Shelley Paputsis - Aug 12 2022

5/ 5

One word...Amazing. They definitely made our trip in Phalassarna, Crete. Easy going, fun and accommodating. We had a group of 6 with a vegetarian and it was easily the best meal we had in Greece, by far. The food was fresh, full of flavor and made with love. We were celebrating a birthday and they brought an amazing cake and went above and beyond to ensure that everything was taken care of and some. We'll be recommending anyone visiting the area to book with Eleni.

Nate Virgo - Jul 06 2022

5/ 5

Eleni was wonderful. I would very highly recommend her. We were celebrating our 12th wedding anniversary and she made it so special. Before the special night she communicated very well with my husband planning the event and tailoring everything to what we wanted. She made a special dinner for the kids that was delicious, we put them to bed, and she made an amazing dinner for my husband and I. She made sure we didn't feel rushed. She explained the traditional dishes she made for the kids. She even had such little touches that made everything that much better. She had balloons for the kids and decorated our table with basil sprigs and candles. It was really one of my favorite anniversaries. Her cooking skills are outstanding. She perfectly blended traditional dishes with her own creations that were so tasty. Everything was served timely and presented so pretty. She is truly a very talented chef!

Adam Alexander - Sep 07 2021

5/ 5

We had a wonderful experience for my husband's birthday with Chef Eleni! The food was outstanding and exactly what we discussed with her in advance. She was very professional and added some thoughtful touches to help celebrate. We would definitely recommend her and this service!

Lindsay - Aug 03 2020

5/ 5

Book your experience with Chef Eleni

Specify the details of your requests and the chef will send you a custom menu just for you.