Thanasis Christou, Chef of the Year 2019
With passion for learning and drive to discover new skills and experiences, the Sous-Chef of Elias Beach Hotel, Thanasis Christou tops the Chef of The Year Category in Cyprus HORECA Gastronomy Exhibition 2019, earning the Gold Medal.
Thanasis, an enthusiastic and dedicated chef with experience in à la carte and banqueting Mediterranean cuisine and creative abilities in all aspects of gastronomy, is committed to achieve high levels of hospitality, delivering to Elias Beach Hotel’s guests a memorable culinary experience.
With certified studies in Hotel Industry, Food Hygiene, Nutrition and Health, as well with a BA in Business Operations Management and Culinary Arts from the University of Derby, Buxton - U.K., Thanasis brings his extensive knowledge and skills to enhance Kanika’s gastronomy journey, one of the main pillars of the company.
His flowing positive energy, passion and hard work led him to distinct in the Cyprus HORECA Gastronomy Exhibition 2019, earning the Gold Medal as the Chef of The Year Category. “The Gold Medal as the Chef of The Year among extraordinary chefs in Cyprus is a proud moment for me,” says the winning-chef. “We welcome hundreds of thousands of visitors to our hotels and restaurants every year, using the best quality of local ingredients and making every effort to offer our guests a unique high-standard dining experience. I’m extremely proud of being in the Kanika Chefs team and for all of our chefs’ distinctions throughout hard working in our kitchens and restaurants, adds to his comments Thanasis.
Kanika Hotels & Resorts feels extremely proud for Thanasis Christou great achievement, managing to top the Chef of the Year Category of a well-known gastronomy exhibition, competing with the top Cypriot hotel chefs. Undoubtedly, his distinction confirms his given commitment to Kanika, his extensive knowledge and personality skills. His achievement is a paradigm for all Kanika chefs and staff, setting him an ideal role model.