CHEF Peskias Christoforos

Peskias was born and raised in Cyprus.  He studied business administration In Boston, where he discovered his passion for cooking.  He came to Athens in 1992 where he got his first cooking job at “Dash Restaurant”.  In 1995 he went back to the U.S. to work under his mentor Charlie Trotter.   In 1997 and for 5 years he was the executive chef at “Rock&Roll” and “Balthazar”.  In 2002 he went on a journey in Europe where he trained under Ferran Andria, and Marc Menaux before coming back to Athens and taking over “48 The Restaurant”, which was the first restaurant that featured Modern Greek cuisine.  48 was considered one of the best restaurants in the country, and gained international recognition.  In 2007 and 2008 “48” was included in “Restaurant’s  Magazine” top 100 restaurants of the world list.    In 2007 he was named chef of the year by “Eleftherotypia” newspaper and in 2009 he was awarded the same honor by “Athinorama” magazine.   In 2010 he opened his own “Π BOX”, a small restaurant deli, where he redefined the term casual dinning in town.  Since 2015 he is again with “Balthazar”  reviving in his own way the most beautiful garden of Athens.  He is also the executive chef of “Jackie O Mykonos” and of a boutique catering called “Different and Different”.  He appears regularly on TV and he was a judge on Greece’s “Top Chef”

Peskia’s heart lies in tradition and his mind at modern technique and gastronomy.  That is where he found his personal touch.  His cuisine is modern and yet emotional.  It is both futuristic and nostalgic