Born in Athens in 1980 but grew up and lives in Volos, his passion for cooking and Italian cuisine started at the age of 16 when he worked in his uncle's restaurant. Executive chef Michalis Philos graduated from the cooking department at the School of Tourism Professionals, Thessaloniki. He continues his study in Pescara, Italy, where he graduated from the Accademia chef Italiani-pizzaiolo. At the beginning of his professional career, he worked in various hotels and restaurants in different regions of Greece.
In the course of 20 years, he worked with many renowned chefs such as chef Panos Ioannidis and chef Giannis Baxevanis, learning and enriching his knowledge and managing to mix Mediterranean cuisine in ''fusion'' dishes with Greek gastronomy. For the last 3 years, he has been working as an Executive chef in the popular restaurant in Volos and consulting chef in two restaurants in Pelion and Skiathos. At the same time, he is the public relations officer of the board of the Greek Gastronomy Club of Greece.
“Cooking for me is a way of expression and a way of life..cooking is something you will never learn, you always have to learn, to teach and to show that is why our goal is to bring out the vision and the magic of this journey..”
- Michalis Philos, Executive Chef at La Isla