CHEFS

THE AWARDED CHEFS AT THE RESTAURANTS OF DAIOS COVE IN CRETE

Originality, innovation and the endeavour to create true flavour – these are the universal features  our chefs share at the resort. The secret to good food however lies in the ingredients one uses. A focus on fresh, local ingredients and their seasonality combined with the imagination of our creative chefs, present a culinary journey to remember. We give you the chefs whose dishes are guaranteed to thrill your taste buds.

PANAGIOTIS VALSAMAKIS

RESORT EXECUTIVE CHEF

Heading up the brigade at Daios Cove is Panagiotis Valsamakis bringing vast experience to the table from renowned restaurants and luxury resorts in Athens, London and Dubai. His professional journey has seen him work with award-winning chefs, cultivating priceless knowledge and an innovative mindset along the way.

Fostering a true passion for simple, seasonal ingredients which retain all their autonomous magic in every dish, Panagiotis oversees that each dining experience at the Cove is a memorable one.

KONSTANTINOS MANDYLAS

OCEAN RESTAURANT CHEF

The chef at our awarded Ocean Restaurant brings his innovative streak to the table when it comes to creating truly original flavours fusing ingredients in a unique way. Konstantinos creates a gastronomic journey which is sure to impress even the most discerning palates.

ZACHOS PAPADAKIS

TAVERNA CHEF

Zachos Papadakis brings his creativity and love for the bare necessities provided by the sea and land of Greece to the Taverna kitchen and this shines through in every mouthful. Experience in Michelin-starred establishments in London and Athens deliver flair and inventiveness in wholesome fish and meat dishes and Cretan mezedes at the Taverna.

BABIS GEORGIOU

THE BEACH HOUSE

The Beach House chef’s experience exploring exceptional Greek ingredients ingeniously combines these with pleasant surprises for our guest’s palate. Babis’ dishes bring fresh flavours to complement that laid-back atmosphere of the beach and private cove.
GIANNIS TZORTZIS

PANGEA CHEF

Cooking up a storm for our guests in the Pangea restaurant is Giannis Tzortzis, showcasing his extensive experience in the country’s top luxury hotels. A member of the Daios family for some time now, Giannis’ thirst to experiment and create new flavours is what keeps guests coming back to the Pangea dinner table.

KOSTAS SIARKOS

EXECUTIVE PASTRY CHEF

Our talented Executive Pastry Chef, Kostas, is the driving force behind the patisserie team at Daios Cove. With valuable experience in top hotels in the country his desserts promise to be the talk of each guest’s holiday with each sweet bite destined to delight.

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