FineArt Gastronomy

Michael Marthas

Consultant I Culinarian I Connector

my Story

Born in Clearwater Florida Dec 13 of 1986, second child of a greek-american family, that grew under the gastronomical attention of a greek mother, grandmother and grandfather.

In July 1993, the family moved to the greek island of Kalymnos and was introduced to a diet of home-cooked locally-grown delicacies, while living under the legendary aegean culture and quality of life.

I studied IT and worked as a DJ, before entering the obligatory military service, where I was swiftly appointed chef de cuisine. Thus my taste for cooking manifested, along with the understanding that: the artistry and fantasy of crafting excellence, is an art in itself.

I am proud to be able to carry and instil my beloved kalymnian tradition, in the very heart of my creations – also committed in expanding my skill, knowledge, experience and imagination… indefinitely.



The Fat Duck (3 star Michelin)  Heston Blumenthal Bray – England

Waterside Inn (3 star michelin)
 Michel Roux, Bray – England

Pure C Restaurant (1 star Michelin)
 Sergio Herman – Netherlands

Daniel Berlin Krog (2 Star michelin)
 Daniel Berlin – Sweden 

Noble restaurant (Golden Toque)
 Rhodes – Greece

Cuvee restaurant (Awarded Alpha Guide – Greek contemporary cuisine & 1 Star FNL)
 Kos – Greece


R&D ( Research and Development ),  Designing, discovering and experimenting with new dishes, ideas, recipes, developing and training employees and teaching modern ways of cooking and thinking in culinary school at Praxis Culinary school Athens.


Private Chef on the Island of Mykonos Greece for Giorgio Armani, Vogue, Frank Muller, President of Kuwait, Dsquared2. 

Private Chef at Bluescapes yachts traveling all around greek islands for very individual customers.

Consulting Chef at Titans hospitality (Bahamas),  Bahamar Hotel, Albany Marine, Tiger Woods, Michael Jordan

Cooked especially for the President of the Hellenic Republic Prokopis Pavlopoulos.

 R&D and Consultant Chef at Bahamas, Greece, Brasil, Sweden, Switzerland, Bansko. 

my services

All great concepts, possess unique points of differentiation.


My methodology in developing your new concept: 


Develop a compelling brand image that will capture your guests' attention, and craft design features and operating principles that engage your guest experientially.


Designing distinctive points of differentiation in your concept will conjure up an emotional connection with your guests, resulting in outstanding sales performance and steadfast brand loyalty.


Services include but not limited to:

New Product Evaluation | Menu Concept & Development | Restaurant Start-Up/Planning | Catering & Event Planning | Kitchen Design | Team Development & Training | Recipe Development | Ideation Sessions | Private Dining | Product Promotion & Demomonstrations

No better way to leave unless loaded up with new culinary knowledge!


I offer top-quality cooking lessons, to make you feel a little bit more like home. My lessons are the perfect way for you to learn how to cook the delicious Greek - WordWide cuisine whilst enjoy the local delicacies and culture.


What Ι offer is more than a mere experience of cooking: The cooking lessons are relaxed with a balance of professional and home-style culinary experience, where I will guide you into the preparation of each dish, not only as a spectator but also as a cook.


A Hands-On culinary lesson experience for individuals and /or groups. 


Baking Bread, Pastry, Modern techniques, Traditional way of cooking, Curing, Pickling, Food safety, Storage, Plating, Theory lessons, History, Food photography.



  • Intermediate lessons
  • Advance lessons
  • Masterclasses

Everything will be taken good care of - start to finish.


All the necessary ingredients will be delivered, cooked, served and cleaned.


All you have to do is sit back,  enjoy a glass of wine or two, and anticipate the amazing gastronomic experience that’s on the way!

  • Private cooking at home
  • Yacht catering - Fine dining
  • Villa luxurious dining
  • Catering - Banquet
  • Theme menus
  • Bbq parties
  • Tailor -made premium event planning
  • Live cooking experience

Praxis culinary school athens

The artistry and fantasy of crafting excellence, is an art in itself

- Michael Marthas

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