Chef Fotis Pastra’s name has become synonymous with creativity and innovation in the food and beverage industry. In a career spanning more than a decade.
His experimental recipes have taken him all over the world, with his current base between Greece and Dubai, UAE. But it is in his home country of Greece that Chef Fotis continues to search and enhance his experience in order to influence his peers around the Middle-Eastern region, and confirm his place as one of the best chefs in the region. Currently, he is working in Dubai as an executive chef at the theater (7 Management Group).
Chef Fotis Pastras’ preoccupation with Mediterranean cuisine forms the basis for much of his work. He has sought to fully understand its place in cuisine as the one single component that can unite other, often diverse, flavours in harmony. For Chef Fotis, this is what differentiates ‘Mediterranean cuisine’ from ‘Mediterranean food’, and many of his recipes hold true to this philosophy. His dishes are frequently a reflection on terroir and also the integrity of simple ingredients. However, their execution with the pleasant balance and subtle flavours elevate them to a culinary art form.
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Wherever he cooks, Chef Fotis Pastras continues to push the boundaries of the Mediterranean cuisine. But the fact that he remains one of the few executive chefs that most other chefs look up to is no surprise at all.
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