Get to know me better
I am a perfectionist yearning for new experiences off which I strive to grow and thrive.
I am ambitious and an overachiever. I have been a professional Chef for over 10 years with experience in multiple cuisines, focusing on Greek, Italian, American breakfast and street food, and in multiple positions including sous Chef, in charge of specials at Nostos restaurant in Virginia, head chef of Oinosophia, a pop up restaurant in Washington, DC and cofounder of Cheema restaurant in Elafonisos, Greece. I aspire to work in a progressive environment where there's room for creativity and innovation, where redesigning the "standards" of gastronomy is a normality, and cooking is celebrated as an art form that inspires individuals to express themselves.
For me, cooking is...
Keeping, the oldest tradition that brings people together, alive.
I learned to cook at...
Lincoln Culinary School, Maryland, USA
A role model in the kitchen is...
Auguste Escoffier for defining the concept of sauces in the culinary world, and my grandmother for teaching me the value of love in every dish.
A cooking secret...
Fresh ingredients, perfect cooking temperatures, pairing flavors and plate presentation.
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 Glifada.
Because "sharing is caring". I would be happy to teach you all sorts of techniques and recipes in Glifada.
If you are looking for someone to keep your fridge full of incredible meals in Glifada, count me in.
Book your experience with Chef Michael
Specify the details of your requests and the chef will send you a custom menu just for you.