I was born in Athens and I feel very lucky and proud to be Greek. The beauty of Greece is the biggest source of wellness for me.
I come from an olive oil-producing family from Kalamata and since I can remember myself, I was playing around & climbing on some of the millions of olive trees of the Messinian land playing, participating in the harvest, and enjoying my family’s fresh olive oil every year. When I grew up it came naturally for me to study agronomy. My great passion for olive oil and gastronomy led me to seek deeper knowledge and become a professional Olive Oil Taster in 2012. Later on, I was granted a scholarship by the International Olive Council (IOC) to attend the most prestigious olive oil tasting course at the University of Jaen in Spain (UJA), from which I hold the title of Expert in Virgin Olive Oil Tasting. I have been trained under top Spanish olive oil tasters & oleologists such as Marino Uceda, Maria Paz Aguilera, Hipolito Garcia Toledo, and many more.
After a successful career in multinational companies for 20 years, my life came to a point where it needed a radical change.
At the beginning of 2018, I quit my job (Global Training Manager in APIVITA Natural Cosmetics) moved to Mykonos, following my fiancé and my need to live a more simple, healthy life away from the big city's stress. Being always passionate about olive oil, gastronomy & healthy living, deep inside I always knew that one day I would work with these on a full-time basis. And also, I had a dream!
To create a company that will make an impact on people's lives. To teach, coach and increase awareness of consuming great quality Extra Virgin Olive Oil and inspiring people to adopt a holistic, proactive approach to their health, beauty & wellness.
In late 2018 I founded Mykonos Olive Oil Tasting, an educational & consulting company based in Mykonos island in Greece, delivering seminars, workshops, and webinars on Olive Oil Tasting, Olive Oil Gastronomy, Mediterranean Diet, Holistic Health, Beauty & Wellness to foreign visitors & locals but also consumers, kids, producers, wholesalers, and culinary professionals all over Greece and abroad.