Meet the management team
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NIKOS ROUSSOS
Owner / Executive Chef & Managing Director

Studies

  • 1997-2001 Business Administration in Deree, American College of Greece
  • 2002-2003 Diploma in Culinary Arts and Restaurant Management, Institute of Culinary Education (ICE) in Manhattan, New York

Establishments 

  • 2006 Funky Gourmet Private Cheffing, Athens, Greece: A premium catering service – Executive Chef / Co-founder
  • 2009 Funky Gourmet Restaurant, Athens, Greece: A restaurant offering degustation menus of avant-garde Greek kitchen – Executive Chef / Co-founder
    • 2012-2013 awarded with 1 Michelin Star
    • 2014-2019 awarded with 2 Michelin Stars
    • 2019-today closed due to relocation
  • 2014 OPSO Restaurant, London, UK: A restaurant, offering sharing style comfort modern Greek food, serving lunch, dinner & brunch – Executive Chef / Co-founder
  • 2015 Horeca Consulting, Athens, Greece: Restaurant consulting services in Greece – Executive Chef / Co-founder
  • 2016 Horeca Consulting, London, UK: Restaurant consulting services globally – Executive Chef / Co-founder
  • 2018 PITTABUN Restaurant, London, UK: Modern Greek Street Food Restaurant – Co-founder / Director
  • 2019 Modern Greek Food Group (MGFG) hospitality group – Co-founder
  • 2021 INO Gastrobar, London, UK: A counter bar restaurant, serving small plates with fine ingredients cooked over charcoal – Executive Chef / Co-founder

Personal Achievements

  • 2017 - The Best Chefs Awards: Included among the 300 Best Chefs in the World
  • 2011 - TEDx Athens: Inspirational speaker on theme ‘Disruption’
  • 2019 - K* Inspirationevent celebrating the 100th anniversary of "Kathimerini" magazine: Inspirational speaker on theme ‘Careers’

GEORGIANNA HILIADAKI
Owner / Executive Chef & Managing Director

Studies

  • 1998-2001 European Relations and Italian, University of Reading, UK
  • 2002-2003 Diploma in Culinary Arts and Restaurant Management, Institute of Culinary Education (ICE) in Manhattan, New York

Establishments / Academic Career

  • 2006 Funky Gourmet Private Cheffing, Athens, Greece: A premium catering service – Executive Chef / Co-founder
  • 2009 Funky Gourmet Restaurant, Athens, Greece: A restaurant offering degustation menus of avant-garde Greek kitchen – Executive Chef / Co-founder
    • 2012-2013 awarded with 1 Michelin Star
    • 2014-2019 awarded with 2 Michelin Stars
    • 2019-today closed due to relocation
  • 2014 OPSO Restaurant, London, UK: A restaurant, offering sharing style comfort modern Greek food, serving lunch, dinner & brunch – Executive Chef / Co-founder
  • 2015 Horeca Consulting, Athens, Greece: Restaurant consulting services in Greece– Executive Chef / Co-founder
  • 2016 Horeca Consulting, London, UK: Restaurant consulting services globally – Executive Chef / Co-founder
  • 2018 PITTABUN Restaurant, London, UK: Modern Greek Street Food Restaurant – Co-founder
  • 2019 Modern Greek Food Group (MGFG) Hospitality group – Co-founder
  • 2021 INO Gastrobar, London, UK: A counter bar restaurant, serving small plates with fine ingredients cooked over charcoal – Executive Chef / Co-founder
  • Guest speakerin the Harvard University course: Culinary Psychology (May 2021)
  • Lector in the Harvard University course: Culinary Psychology (February 2021)

Personal Achievements

  • 2017 - The Best Chefs Awards: Included among the 300 Best Chefs in the World
  • Best Female Chef in Greece 2017 (Best Chef Awards 2017)
  • 4th Best Female Chef in the World 2017 (Best Chef Awards 2017)
  • TEDx speaker 2011
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ANDREAS LABRIDIS
Managing Director & CEO of Modern Greek Food Group

Education

  • 1998-2003 Anatolia, American College of Thessaloniki
  • 2003-2006 Middlesex University, Business Management
  • 2006-2007 CASS Business School, Business Management and Finance

Work experience 2007 – 2013

  • 2007-2010 Cash Equities, Equity Derivatives and GlobalStructured Funds, Risk Analyst,HSBC Investment Bank
  • 2010-2013 Exotic Equity Derivatives Trades, JP Morgan Investment Bank

Work experience 2014 to current. Founding Partner of the below establishments 

  • 2014 OPSO Restaurant, London: A restaurant, offering comfort modern Greek food.
  • 2014 Bakaliko, London, UK: A food and beverage scouting company sourcing premium products from Greece.
  • 2015 Horeca Consulting, Athens, Greece: Hospitality consultingservices in Greece.
  • 2016 Horeca Consulting, London, UK: Hospitality consultingservices globally.
  • 2018 PITTABUN Restaurant, London, UK. Modern Greek StreetFood Restaurant.
  • 2019 Modern Greek Food Group (MGFG), hospitality group.
  • 2021 INO Gastrobar. A counter dining restaurant with a wide selection of Greek wines.
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