What was the first food-related job you ever had?
My first job in food was a consulting at Biodeli, an organic restaurant and i was helping the Chef with the preparation of the buffet.
Why did you want to become a chef?
Because I’ve always like the combination of colours and flavours in a dish.
What’s your favourite thing about being in this industry?
My favourite thing about being in this industry is that there is no perfection and there is always a way to be better.
What’s the best advice you’ve ever received?
The best advice I’ve ever gotten is to learn to be objective in all situations in the kitchen and in human interaction.
What’s your favourite ingredient?
Tomato. it is an ingredient with multiple purposes and uses. You can use it in sweet and savory forms.
What is your personal favourite dish?
My favourite dish is a traditional Cypriot dish, called ‘Gemista’.
What are the qualities of a good chef?
Leadership, imagination, teamwork, dedication and consistency.
In your opinion, what is the future of the culinary experience?
The Food and Beverage Industry is something infinite. Every day we discover new flavours, new combinations, new techniques, and we develop new ideas, in time the world is realizing that the culinary experience is not only cooking, but also a lifestyle.