Get to know me better
with 25 years of experience around Greece, mediterranean cuisine is my home.
Born and brought up in Athens, Greece I left home at the age of 18 to study Hotel Management in Rhodes. In 1996 I moved to London attending culinary and pastry courses at Le Cordon Bleu. I fulfilled my education with lots of seminars about food safety, the marriage of food and wine e.t.c.
I have been working in the hotel industry, restaurants, private catering themed events for more than 25 years in Greece and Cyprus. One of my best experiences was when I joint the Athens OLympic Games as an executive chef, cooking for the team of AOB in 2004! Back in 2000 I spent a month in Spoleto, Umbria, Italy as a member of Leonardo Da Vinci EU programme, attending culinary courses and working for 4 weeks, on italian cuisine. Besides I have visited Leiden, Holland cooperating with Rodos Leiden Restaurant as a consultant. In 2014 we organised a 7 days Greek Gastronomy week in Doha, Qatar, where I have been invited by Oryx Rotana Doha as a visitor chef.
Since 2004 I work on a full time basis as a culinary instructor at Le Monde private culinary institute, the biggest one in Greece with more than 1500 students, giving lessons for young chefs and seminars for food lovers.
Cooking for other people is the best way to come closer, so in 2015 I established my own restaurant in Sifnos island, Cyclades, Greece, a nice, cosy, Mediterranean bistro, where I insist cooking with the blessed Greek products, reinventing traditional recipes.
For me, cooking is...
passion, expression, communication, it's travelling, and knowing other people.
I learned to cook at...
Le Cordon Bleu, London.
A role model in the kitchen is...
every simple, descent chef who loves locality, simplicity and respects the guest.
A cooking secret...
Always cooking with 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 Kifisia.
Because "sharing is caring". I would be happy to teach you all sorts of techniques and recipes in Kifisia.
Interactive or demonstrative, I can provide showcooking services all around Kifisia.
Trust me as a culinary consultant to help you with your concept in Kifisia.
Book your experience with Chef Ilias
Specify the details of your requests and the chef will send you a custom menu just for you.