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Love for food and Passion for cooking
I am a professional Executive Chef with 22 years of experience in five star hotels and fine dinning restaurants. I'm in love and passionate with my job because offers nice feelings when the customers are satisfied with the dishes i have created for them. Food brings people together and this makes me happy, when I have created a nice menu with flavors and fragrances of fresh quality ingredients.
I learned to cook at different five-star hotels in Athens such as Divani Apollon Palace and spa, Athens Hilton and more.
For me, cooking is...
my passion, my love, my life...
I learned to cook at...
different five star hotels in Athens such as Divani Apollon Palace and spa, Athens Hilton and more.
A role model in the kitchen is...
my first Executive Chef Simos Dimitriadis, one of the best Chef ever in Greece.
A cooking secret...
is love for quality ingredients.
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 Ag. Dimitrios.
A longer stay in Ag. Dimitrios? I'm available for holidays, on a daily basis, and so forth. Just let me know!
Because "sharing is caring". I would be happy to teach you all sorts of techniques and recipes in Ag. Dimitrios.
Trust me as a culinary consultant to help you with your concept in Ag. Dimitrios.
Chef Nikolaos's reviews
Outstanding! We chanced upon Take a Chef when we needed a chef while visiting Athens, Greece. I knew nothing about the service but decided to try it. Chef Nikolaos MAGGANAS was asked to prepare two selections for each of 4 courses for 12 people in our AirBNB. We were a group from 8 to 85 with vegetarians, folks with gluten allergies and kids with special requests. Chef Nikolaos responded with a menu that met all needs, arrived promptly to prepare all the fresh and high quality ingredients he brought, while chatting amiably with all the inquisitive guests. Generous quantities were beautifully presented, including a special pasta dish for the three children. Cleanup was immaculate. After an intense 8 hours in the kitchen, serving and cleaning, Chef Nikolaos left with a smile telling us how much he loves his job. That’s a real Chef! No one should hesitate to hire this chef or use the Take a Chef service. Thoroughly pleased!
Elise Judelle - Jun 05 2018
Nicos was absolutely a lovely chef, he had the full restaurant experience, but also when we wanted to learn and experience, he was happy to show us and teach us a bit of his secrets. I highly recommend him, both for his professionalism and great tastes, but also of the warm but still discrete attitude he had. I was very much surprised.
Olga Grillova - Jun 05 2018
I cannot say enough wonderful things about our experience with Chef Nikos. He was extremely easy to work with prior to the event and friendly, efficient and easy to talk to when he entered our apartment. The food that he prepared was absolutely delicious and enjoyed by all- we have a few very picky eaters, and he catered to all of their needs perfectly. Needless to say, if we are ever in Athens again there is no doubt that we will be asking Chef Nikos to come and cook for us again! Thank you for making this such a great experience. Jodi Elkaim
Jodi Elkaim - Oct 24 2017
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