Cooking Holidays in Greece...

The ancient Greeks were among the first to discover the benefits of adding herbs and spices to their food. This process was used not only to enhance the tastes, but also provided medicinal benefits. Greek food is still a unique mix of fresh, seasonal ingredients and a generous blend of herbs and spices such as thyme, rosemary and oregano, which grow all over Greece. Greece is surrounded by the Mediterranean Sea and has one of the largest coastal areas of any country in Europe, and for this reason fish is an integral part of Greek cuisine.

The culture of Greece has evolved over thousands of years, making it one of the hallmarks of western civilization, home to some of the greatest art and philosophy the world has ever known, and a truly remarkable destination for a cooking vacation. Zakynthos is situated in the Ionian Sea, offering amazing beaches and inlets, and waters so colorful and clear they defy description.

Greek cuisine is an example of the healthy Mediterranean diet, featuring fresh ingredients such as fish, olives (including olive oil), fruits and vegetables. You will explore and taste traditional dishes of Greek cuisine during your cooking lessons—moussaka, stifado, Greek salad, spanakopita, Souvlaki, and more—and explore the culture and natural beauty of Zakynthos (Zante). During your cooking vacation you will also enjoy family recipe secrets, delectable dips (such as tzatziki), fresh cheeses, dolmades, and of course olives and fresh seafood!

Your Zante cooking vacation include visits to the local island beautiful sights and to stunning ionian beaches. Of course it will feature hands-on cooking lessons with delicious Greek dishes, fascinating excursions, wonderful accommodations, and memories to last a lifetime.

With 12 years experience since graduation from Chef D' oeuvre in 2004, Spyros has been experimenting and perfecting his own style on multi cultural cuisine. Having worked in many countries he has a vast knowledge of international cuisine, learnt from "locals" with old recipes that go back through generations.

Working in fine restaurants and 5 star hotels in the Greek islands, traditional Greek cooking and his own personal twist has given him a fine reputation and following across Greece.

Also working alongside with great Greek, French and Italian chefs to gain experience from their many talents and learn from the best along the way.

More recently hired as a personal chef to cater for a broad sector of clientèle, and to suit budgets accordingly. Traditional through to gourmet leaves his clients and ours in food heaven.

Our Chef Spyros, as seen on breakfast TV show, offers a wide range of Mediterranean cooking lessons.

Packages start from £695 pp which includes:

  • 7 nights private or shared studio accommodation at Sea view apartments set 400m from the award winning Tsilivi crystal clear beach.
  • 3 Hours cooking lessons per day
  • Excursions to the most beautiful sights and beaches of Zakynthos
  • Transfers from and to Zakynthos airport
  • breakfast and evening meals
  • From £695pp