Νίκος Σταυρακάκης

Nikolaos Stavrakakis

nickstavrakakis@hotmail.com

+372 5807-3400

Dedicated chef with Michelin star experience; excellent communication/management skills; creativity and quality; strong ambition for success

EDUCATION

09/2013              New York City Health Department

Certification in food protection and health hygiene

2003 – 2005        Professional Education Foundation, Heraklion, Crete, Greece, Cooking Art

 

SEMINARS

24-26/09/2009     “Molecular gastronomy with the assistance of Texturas Products’’

Devahive Alain (Consulting chef of El Bulli)

02/2005              Preparations of hot/cold meats – Chefs’ Club of Crete

 

CULINARY TRAINING

April 2011 – May 2011

Dos Palillos, Executive chef Albert Raurich (Head Chef of El Bulli)

                                Barcelona, Spain

October 2009 – December 2009

                                ‘’NOMA’’  Restaurant, 2* Michelin, Copenhagen, Denmark

                                (Best restaurant in the world 2010, 2011, 2012)

 

WORK EXPERIENCE/CONSULTINGS-PROJECTS

May 2015 – Octomber 2015

                           ‘’MANDRAKI VILLAGE BOUTIQUE HOTEL’’ – Elia’s Fine Dinning                                             

                           restaurant , Skiathos Greece

                           Executive Chef, Candidate for the ‘’Hrusous Skoufous 2016’’ Award                           

May 2014 – February 2015

                           LUCCA Fine Dinning Restaurant, Tallinn Estonia

                           Executive Chef –  ‘’50 BEST OF THE COUNTRY’’

December 2013 – April 2014

                         MANNA LA ROOSA Fusion modern Restaurant, Tallinn Estonia

                         Company’s Executive Consulting Chef – ‘’50 BEST OF THE COUNTRY’’

October 2013 – 2014

THE LIFE GODDESS awarded Greek restaurant, London

Company’s Executive Consulting Chef

May 2013 – September 2013

MELI Fine Dining Restaurant, Manhattan, NEW YORK

Executive Chef

September 2012 – May 2013

STIX Group Mediterranean Restaurant,Manhattan, NEW YORK

Executive Chef, set up the project and ran the operation of the company

April 2012 – September 2012

Marbella Beach Resort  5* , Corfu, Greece

Executive Chef a la carte restaurants

November 2011 – April 2012

Kyrimai  Historic Hotel 5*, Mani, Greece, awarded best historical Hotel in Europe

Executive Chef

June 2011 – October 2011

Creta Maris Resort 5*Hotel, Heraklion, Crete

Executive Chef a la carte Restaurants

May 2010 – April 2011

Kitchen bar restaurant, Athens Greece

Executive Chef

December 2009 – April 2010

Schweizerhof Hotel  5*,  Seiler Hotels, Zermatt SWITZERLAND

Sous chef

May 2009 – Octomber 2009

Elysium Resort  and Spa Hotel 5*, Rhodes, Greece

Head Chef a la carte

May  2008 – October 2008

Creta Marine Hotel 5*, Rethymno, Crete, Greece

Head Chef a la carte Restaurants

November 2007 – April 2008

Carlton Hotel 5* St.Moritz, Switzerland (Leading Hotel – with first place

in Switzerland)

Demi chef de partie tournant

May 2006 – Octomber 2007

PORTO ELOUNDA 5* DELUXE RESORTS

Demi chef de partie

 

LANGUAGES
English, German, Greek

 

AWARDS & MARKS OF HONOUR

16 Medals in culinary contests

1 Silver medal – International Culinary Contest , HORECA, Greece – Feb 2012

2 Gold, 1 Silver medals – Mediterranean Culinary  Contest, Heraklion,Greece – Mar 2009

1 Gold,2 Silver & 1 Copper medals-National Culinary  Contest, awarded  as Cook Of The Year 2007,Thessaloniki, Greece – Mar 2007

1 Gold & 2 Silver medals-Mediterranean Culinary  Contest,Heraklion, Greece – Jan 2007

4 Silver medals -Mediterranean Culinary  Contest,Heraklion, Greece – Nov 2005

1 Copper medal – Cretan Traditional Cooking Contest,Chania, Greece – Dec 2004

4th position – Mediterranean Culinary  Contest,Heraklion, Greece – Dec 2003

 

Reviewed and been published in several NEW YORK’S and Europe’s media such as:

NEW YORK TIMES:
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/11/21/dining/gastroarte-becomes-andanada-141-and-other-restaurant-openings.html?_r=1&

DAILY NEWS:
http://www.nydailynews.com/life-style/eats/stix-mediterranean-grill-refines-kebab-concept-article-1.1263235

WALL STREET JOURNAL: http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424127887323826704578356640708490874.html

NBC Channel:
http://www.nbcnewyork.com/video/#!/entertainment/the-scene/Mediterranean-Eats/194391071

CBS Channel:

http://newyork.cbslocal.com/video/8123060-dining-deal-stix/

http://newyork.cbslocal.com/video/8819651-from-market-to-table-fresh-rosemary-from-the-union-square-farmers-market/

http://www.pappaspost.com/view-culture/-/ccontent/104071

http://www.hellenicnews.com/index.php/markos/item/611-interview-with-chef-nikolaos-stavrakakis-from-meli-restaurant

http://usa.greekreporter.com/2013/08/05/stavrakakis-is-melis-top-chef/


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