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SECOND EDITION GREEK CHEFS ABROAD

The inaugural series of Greek Chefs Abroad was a culinary sensation, truly appreciated by guests and press from around the world. The second edition promises even more. Do get ready for a real treat with a stellar line-up of Greek chefs from across the globe. It’s Greek food as you’ve never seen or tasted before, as our chefs weave their mouthwatering magic at pop-up events throughout the season.

Taking place across our resorts in Corfu and Parga, you can look forward to a unique celebration of the freshest local produce coming alive in our guest chefs inspired menus.

MEET THE CHEFS!

GIKAS XENAKIS 9TH JULY 2022 AT PEARL, MARBELLA ELIX & 3RD SEPTEMBER WITH GUEST CHEF ASIMAKIS CHANIOTIS AT PEARL, MARBELLA ELIX

Gikas is Head Chef at Aleria Restaurant, where his celebrated Modern Greek cuisine has established it as one of the best in the Greek capital. From Thiva in Central Greece, his cuisine is influenced by his rural childhood and his mother’s home cooking. After graduating Le Monde Culinary School he worked at leading avant-garde restaurants in Greece and further afield. As Head Chef at Aleria his creations perfectly capture the Greek culinary traditions and the diversity of the Greek countryside.

 

 

 

MARIANNA LEIVADITAKI 24TH JULY 2022 AT APAGGIO, MARBELLA NIDO

Marianna was Head Chef at Moro before starting up Morito in London’s uber-trendy Hackney. Raised in Crete, by her fisherman father and Scottish mother, her happy childhood revolved around the family’s seafood restaurant. Moving to the UK, she developed her unique style of cooking that embraces traditional flavours from Crete and influences from the Eastern Mediterranean. A skilled storyteller, in her cookbook Aegean, she weaves an enveloping portrait of life on her home island, which is simple but simultaneously rich, and presents its cuisine through a personal lens.

 

JOHN SKOTIDAS 25TH AUGUST 2022 AT APAGGIO MARBELLA NIDO & 28TH AUGUST 2022 AT PEARL, MARBELLA ELIX

A Greek-South American most recently Executive Chef for restaurants MAZI and SUZI TROS in Notting Hill, and Mazi Abu Dhabi. John’s is not the classic culinary success story. Influenced by a childhood spent in Panama and his Asian mother, his style incorporates elements of both to create modern Greek cuisine with an inspiring twist. John cultivated his passion for cooking at the renowned Le Monde institute in Athens and was the winner of the TE MANA LAMB competition 2018. He is the founder of EggRun London soon to be found at Soho Farmhouse in Oxfordshire.

 

ASIMAKIS CHANIOTIS3RD SEPTEMBER 2022 WITH GIKAS XENAKIS AT PEARL, MARBELLA ELIX

Originating from Kefalonia but born and raised in Athens, a city full of history and art, Asimakis was very interested and involved in street art and whilst his interest for food started to become a dream of a career, art really inspired him and helped him develop as a young commis and chef in the kitchens he worked in around the world. As Executive chef at one of the best restaurants in London, Pied a Terre, he was awarded his first Michelin star in 2018 at the age of 28 and was the first Greek to be ever awarded a Michelin star out of his country and the youngest one in London. In 2019 Asimakis launched a new concept called Chef’s table by Asimakis at Pied a Terre where he personally cooks in front of 8 guests a surprise menu that can include 16-22 courses depending on ingredients and seasonality.

YIANNIS KIOROGLOU 10TH SEPTEMBER 2022 AT CELESTE, MARBELLA CORFU

Yannis is Executive Chef at La Guérite Restaurant, one of the leading restaurants in Cannes. Having honed his craft in his native Athens at first when he was doing his military service, he established his reputation at Michelin-starred restaurants across Europe and his cooking reflects his experience of Greek, French, Spanish and Italian cuisine. He transformed La Guérite as a culinary destination before working his magic on sister restaurants across the globe including La Guerite St Barth, Shellona St Barth, Victoria Paris, Anna Paris and La Petite Maison Cannes.

 

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