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Seasonal,best quality products alongside with the right teqniques produce the finest dishes.
I always enjoyed cooking for friends and family and I was the main food provider for my family, my sisters family, my parents and my husband’s family so when the recession arrived in Greece both my husband and I decided to run a home – based catering company. That lasted for 3 years and when the recession really started to affect our business we decided to attend the “Tante Marie Academy” so as to give ourselves the chance to grow professionally as chefs'. After our graduation I worked as a chef in various restaurants, five summers in the island of Paros at Rousos Restaurant, and I also kept my home – based catering company.Travelling all over Greece when I didn't have any other engagements in an attempt to discover new local products e.g. Greek prosciutto, wine tasting and eating in various restaurants either run by famous chefs or trying local dishes and taking notes of the “do’s and don’ts” concerning menu planning, restaurant organisation, service, taste, presentation e.t.c. was another of my goals to achieve. I also love attending seminars and dining in restaurants because each and every time you will find something new -concerning food and its matching wines/ beverages quality, price-quality correlation e.t.c. - good or bad.
For me, cooking is...
Life itself in every expression, smell, taste, image ....creation in its best .
I learned to cook at...
I was so fortunate to attend Tante Marie Culinary Academy for the Cordon Bleu Diploma and able to graduate with distinction.
A role model in the kitchen is...
Auguste Escoffier is by far my role model in the kitchen for simplefying dishes and setting rules that we still follow today.
A cooking secret...
Seasonal products, best quality raw ingredients, attendance to food preparation, high hygiene standards ,fresh herbs and LOVE.
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 Thessaloniki.
I can do weddings, birthdays and corporate events in Thessaloniki. You name it!
Because "sharing is caring". I would be happy to teach you all sorts of techniques and recipes in Thessaloniki.
Trust me as a culinary consultant to help you with your concept in Thessaloniki.
Book your experience with Chef Garifalia
Specify the details of your requests and the chef will send you a custom menu just for you.