Akis Petretzikis

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4, 1984
Thessaloniki, Greece
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4, 1984 (age 38)
Thessaloniki, Greece


Successful YouTube and television chef who skyrocketed to fame in 2010 competing on the debut season of MasterChef Greece, becoming the first person to win the title. He then went on to launch his self-titled YouTube channel where he imparts his culinary knowledge to more than 950,000 subscribers.

Before Fame

At eighteen, he moved to Athens to become an accountant. While there, he discovered his love of cooking and began studying at the Le Monde School of Culinary Arts. After graduating both as chef and accountant, he began cooking at restaurants around Greece.


In December of 2014, he released his first cookbook titled "NOW THIS... YOU HAVE TO TASTE!".

Family Life

He grew up in Thessaloniki and worked at the family business at sixteen before moving to Athens two years later.

Associated With

In 2015, he became one of many chef collaborators to join Jamie Oliver's Food Tube network.