The Greek chef in the kitchen of the White House
Chris Bisiotis works as a chef in the White House.
He started cooking at the early age of 12 and his grandmother was his mentor.
He had studied the art of cooking at OTEK of Anavissos for two years. However, he was already working for several hotels and restaurants in Athens.
At the age of 18, he decided to spread his wings and relocate to the international metropolis of restaurants, New York.
He worked next to renowned Michelin Stars chefs, like Tomas Keller in his restaurant Per se in Manhattan, Mina Newman in Edison Ballroom and in several Greek restaurants in the United States, like Avra and Kelari.
He later worked as chef de cuisine for Eataly restaurant, while coordinating all eight restaurants of Mario Batali with staff of 370 people.
In 2012, he started working for the White House.
“Cooking in the White House was one of the most interesting experiences of my career. It was one of my dreams that came true. After that you move on to experience new things, because in the cooking profession, progress is ongoing and you need to stay in the game. I work as the Assistant of White House’s Executive Chef in events and the menu is set by her”, Bisiotis stated in an interview with ellines.com
He has cooked for the Obama and Clinton families and also for several Hollywood stars, like Jennifer Lopez, Antonio Banderas, Patricia Field and Jessica Alba.
Read below Christos Bisiotis” interview at ellines.com