Benetos Matthaiou is the chef and co-owner of Benetos Restaurant. He was born and raised on the island of Patmos. Since childhood he was interested in gardening, fishing and cooking, especially grilling the fresh fish that he caught himself. His first teacher was his mother. He then became a cook in the Greek army. Upon finishing the army he baked bread in a local bakery for several years. Benetos then began spending winters in Miami where he cooked in several well-known restaurants. There he was able to gain invaluable experience as a chef and restauranteur. In his own restaurant he believes in using a modern approach to classic Mediterranean cooking while utilizing the freshest local ingredients, including herbs and vegetables from his own garden.

Chef Benetos Matthaiou

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