About Chef Nikos Papaioannou

Cooking has probably always been the most important part of my life.

In 2005 I graduated from the National School of Culinary Arts of the organization for Tourism and Hospitality Studies (O.T.E.K as it is known in Greece.) And it is ever since then that I have always had a passion for my work, I constantly strive to evolve and be creative and original.

I was thrown in at the deep end from the start in the form of the kitchen of the “Olympic Palace Resort Hotel Rhodes” preparing cold dishes and immediately following this, at “Club Med Hellas Athens – Golden Coast” this time preparing hot dishes. This helped me to both stand firm on my own two feet and spread my wings. And I have to say that I been so fortunate in my career to date as I have had the privilege to work alongside some great highly experienced chefs – chefs who have made their mark in the culinary history of my country. Through this I gained an enormous wealth of knowledge which has served me well, particularly, when working as either an executive chef or when supervising and organizing the menu in highly respected well-known restaurants. The hotel catering sector is really challenging – chefs are required to “feed” a large number of people while still maintaining high standard of flavoursome dishes. Guests were only there for their vacation, just a short time, and naturally, I wished to furnish them with gourmet delights that would remain unforgettable.

In 2009 I held one of my most important positions when I joined the team in the a la carte restaurant of Aquila hotels Elounda Village.
In 2010 I worked at “Teresa Country Lodges Luxury Suites, Bar- Restaurant”and “Kirini Suites & spa – Relais & Chateaux / Luxury suites & spa – Relais & Chateaux”. Then 2011 finds me in the mountain region of Arachova working for “-E-Café Bar-Restaurant” where this spectacular area inspired me greatly as a chef – much to the delight of its hundreds of holiday makers and skiers who visited the area. In the summer of the same year I decided to let the harsh and imposing landscape of the Caldera be the inspiration for me to invent at “La Maltese Estate Villa Relais & Chateaux” in Santorini-Imerovigli.

In 2012 I was once again back in the mountains – albeit for a short while – in the restaurant “Melograno Arachova Parnassus Mountain”. But, I was to return to the enchanting Santorini at “Santorini Kastelli Resort SLH” in Kamari, and ever since this island has captured me. In 2013 I worked at “Teresa Country Lodge” and the same year until 2016 at “Dana villas hotel & suites”.

So now to Alkaline Nutrition and the creation of a complete menu which not only aims at being delicious, but also provides proper nutrition leading to good health and well-being which is such an exciting and worthwhile undertaking. And a wonderful journey to be part of!

About Chef Nikos Papaioannou

Cooking has probably always been the most important part of my life.

In 2005 I graduated from the National School of Culinary Arts of the organization for Tourism and Hospitality Studies (O.T.E.K as it is known in Greece.) And it is ever since then that I have always had a passion for my work, I constantly strive to evolve and be creative and original.

I was thrown in at the deep end from the start in the form of the kitchen of the “Olympic Palace Resort Hotel Rhodes” preparing cold dishes and immediately following this, at “Club Med Hellas Athens – Golden Coast” this time preparing hot dishes. This helped me to both stand firm on my own two feet and spread my wings. And I have to say that I been so fortunate in my career to date as I have had the privilege to work alongside some great highly experienced chefs – chefs who have made their mark in the culinary history of my country. Through this I gained an enormous wealth of knowledge which has served me well, particularly, when working as either an executive chef or when supervising and organizing the menu in highly respected well-known restaurants. The hotel catering sector is really challenging – chefs are required to “feed” a large number of people while still maintaining high standard of flavoursome dishes. Guests were only there for their vacation, just a short time, and naturally, I wished to furnish them with gourmet delights that would remain unforgettable.

In 2009 I held one of my most important positions when I joined the team in the a la carte restaurant of Aquila hotels Elounda Village.

In 2010 I worked at “Teresa Country Lodges Luxury Suites, Bar- Restaurant”and “Kirini Suites & spa – Relais & Chateaux / Luxury suites & spa – Relais & Chateaux”. Then 2011 finds me in the mountain region of Arachova working for “-E-Café Bar-Restaurant” where this spectacular area inspired me greatly as a chef – much to the delight of its hundreds of holiday makers and skiers who visited the area. In the summer of the same year I decided to let the harsh and imposing landscape of the Caldera be the inspiration for me to invent at “La Maltese Estate Villa Relais & Chateaux” in Santorini-Imerovigli.

In 2012 I was once again back in the mountains – albeit for a short while – in the restaurant “Melograno Arachova Parnassus Mountain”. But, I was to return to the enchanting Santorini at “Santorini Kastelli Resort SLH” in Kamari, and ever since this island has captured me. In 2013 I worked at “Teresa Country Lodge” and the same year until 2016 at “Dana villas hotel & suites”.

So now to Alkaline Nutrition and the creation of a complete menu which not only aims at being delicious, but also provides proper nutrition leading to good health and well-being which is such an exciting and worthwhile undertaking. And a wonderful journey to be part of!

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