Born in Crete, an island in the south part of Greece, moved to Athens at the age of 8. Declared, very early, as a perfectionist, he made his leadership skills and creativity talents obvious. In the University of Patras and then Athens, he took physics but after the first three years he switched to the hospitality and restaurant field. After graduation, chef Andreas worked in Athens, then curious about other cuisines, travelled to Barcelona, Florence, Rome and Paris till finally in 1991 he immigrated to New York where he opened an Italian restaurant in Astoria, Queens. In 1995 he got involved with “Greek Island Taverna” in Great Neck Long island and in 1996 he moved to Manhattan where he worked with chef Natale at “Julian’s” on 9th ave. Soon after, he opened his new restaurant “Café Inferno” on 8th ave & 18th street where he developed a Californian-Mediterranean cuisine with the help of Executive Chef Paul Ripley. Right after the 9/11 disaster he moved to Bethlehem PA, taking over the “Palace Restaurant” and on 2002 he came to FL to open the “Stone Grill” steakhouse in Stuart. On 2005 he became the Executive Chef at the “Island Palm” restaurant in Palm beach and in February 2008 he partnered with William Cooley to open “The Palm Beach Steakhouse”. In august 2012 the team from “Meat Market Miami” bought the steakhouse together with the real estate and chef Andreas started consulting for two Tapas restaurants developing the new “small plates” concept he loved during his stay in Barcelona.
Family reasons brought him to Dallas, TX in April 2013 where he assumed the position of the Executive Chef at “The Palm Restaurant”. His career record of over 35 years demonstrates a solid understanding of the industry. He has had many appearances on several TV shows, radio, charity events and more where his charisma, passion for food and dining experience was evident. His “cooking with love” attitude was getting the utmost attention and respect.