The People Behind the Brand

Greek owners, born and raised in Athens, are linked by their sincere interest in safeguarding local regional culinary traditions, their enthusiastic approach to individual local farmers and their quest for top quality standards, innovation and taste. Their love of travel has inspired this new venture, described as a gastronomical journey throughout Greece, from its northern frontiers to its continent, peninsulas and islands.

Christoforos Peskias

Executive Chef

Born and raised in Cyprus, he studied business administration in Boston, where he discovered his passion for cooking. He started his culinary career in Athens in 1992, before joining his future mentor Charlie Trotter in Chicago in 1995. Two years later in Greece, he established his name at “Γεύσεις με Oνομασία Προελεύσεως”, Rock ‘n Roll and Balthazar, before traveling to Europe to work under the best chefs of the 20th century Ferran Adria, Marc Meneau and Joel Robuchon. His next work in Greece was an instant success: „48 The Restaurant“, considered one of the best restaurants in Greece, ranked in the top 100 restaurants of the world for 2007 and 2008, immediately gave Peskias international recognition. In 2007, 2009 and 2010 he was also consecutively awarded “Chef of the year” by the Greek press. Over the past decade, Peskias has hosted and participated in numerous TV shows, performed hundreds of recipes, taught in several seminars and cooperated with many restaurants in Greece. Today he runs an exclusive boutique catering business and shares his time mostly between Athens, Mykonos and Cyprus.

Panos Zouboulis

Oenologist

Panos Zouboulis was born in Athens. One of the first oenologists of his generation, Panos studied food technology in Athens and then pursued his studies in oenology at the University of Bordeaux, while he later worked at several châteaux in France. With a thirty-year experience and presence in the field of wine and counseling wines in Greece and abroad, Panos is a specialist in organic and biodynamic cultivation of vines and olives. His true passion lies in rare and unique vines in the world, which remain unspoiled and intact from the phylloxera catastrophe. A true pioneer and perfectionist, he works today as a Consultant Oenologist in Greece and Argentina, with many of his creations having received major distinctions.

Alexandros Gkikopoulos

Mixologist

Alexandros Gkikopoulos was born in Athens and studied accounting. During his first years of professional life, he worked as an accountant in the morning and a bartender in the evening. At the age of 26 he decided to devote himself to bartending. Since then, he has prepared cocktail lists for numerous hotels and bars around Greece, emphasizing on the quality of first ingredients such as the ice or the fruits used for the drinks. In 2015, the international cocktail guru Gary Regan selected his drink "Supernature" to be included in his famous "101 Best New Cocktails Volume". Today Alexandros represents one of the most talented Greek mixologists, participating in numerous international seminars and awards. Known for his humor, auto-sarcasm and bluntness, he sees himself as a crazy bartender who likes to communicate with people in front of the bar.