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When Passion meets Creativity, true Pleasure is inevitable.
The mutual joy felt when offering my diners a memorable experience is priceless. I am fuelled by creating food that surpasses expectations and creates emotions. Always in pursuit of the best seasonal ingredients, with devotion to nature and respect to my customers, i am trying to provide you the last piece of the puzzle that will make your experience, in our beautiful island of Santorini, unforgettable.
With a degree in Food Chemistry from Athens University and after graduating from culinary school "Le Monde" in Athens my career started in Michelin starred Varoulko restaurant. Two years later i graduated from the famous school "Le Cordon Bleu" in Paris and in my pursue of knowledge and experience, i continued to work in some of the most famous Michelin stared restaurants of France. Gaya, Pierre Gagnaire, Les Magnolias, Arpege by Alain Passard were some of them.
After years of hard work finally decided to settle down in Santorini and use my experience and knowledge gained in order to explore new culinary paths in "La Maison" restaurant which soon ranked in the top 10 restaurants of Greece.
Searching for the next step, i decided to offer my services as a Private Chef. Leading a team of motivated and experienced Chefs driven by the same principles, we create tasteful menus with local ingredients, traditional recipes and mediterranean flavours mixed with modern culinary technics. My team is trained specifically by me in order to provide consistent and professional in-house dinning experience. Always respecting the culinary habits of our diners, menus are created accordingly in order to satisfy your needs based on the situation. We are looking forward to serve you.
For me, cooking is...
A universe where flavours, inspiration, creativity and evolution wander freely about
I learned to cook at...
Studying at culinary schools in Athens and in Paris, working hard in Michelin stared restaurants and reading uncountable books about gastronomy
A role model in the kitchen is...
Those who have a vision and the strength to pursuit it no matter what happens, without loosing their humanity and their ethics
A cooking secret...
Secrets aren't the key. Persistence, education and hard work are
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 Θήρα.
Trust me as a culinary consultant to help you with your concept in Θήρα.
Giannis'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 Giannis's reviews
For the price we paid, we were expecting the chef (Giannis) himself to cook for us. Instead, he sent two other people on his behalf. While the service and food was still good, I wish it was made clear that we would not be getting the chef himself to do the private meal.
Patricia - Sep 23 2019
One of the best experience in Santorini, we got served more that what we had expected, 5 Stars!!!
Paul Kuttiya - Sep 20 2019
We had a wonderful anniversary dinner for my brother and his wife thanks to these great chefs! They were very friendly and professional and the food was wonderful!!
One member of my family had a food allergy that they catered to by making a small alteration to his meal and they were really nice about it.
I really have nothing negative to say about them, we thoroughly enjoyed the entire night and would use them again if we are ever in Greece again!!
Jessica Lehmbecker - Sep 20 2019
This was incredible! We hired them to celebrate my parents 40th anniversary with a large group and the chefs were so wonderful. The meals were above what we could have even imagined. The chefs were so fun, interactive and really outstanding. 10/10 would recommend and use again!
Natalie Clifford - Sep 04 2019
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