Every day this week we are featuring a different celebrity chef, who will be participating in The Loukoumi Foundation’s Mediterranean Tasting Event on October 28 at the NY Athletic Club to benefit our new initiative “Loukoumi Feeds the Hungry,” where children will cook with Chef Maria Loi and other celebrity chefs and then bring the food to an area homeless shelter. Today’s featured chef is the esteemed Miltos Karoubas, CEO Point-Hub | President of the Hellenic Chefs Federation, who is coming in from Athens for the event.

Chef Miltos Karoubas graduated from the superior hospitality and management school on the island of Rhodes in Greece. He won a scholarship and continued his studies at the Centre International de Glion in Switzerland before beginning his professional career with Hilton Hotels International in Geneva, Cyprus and Athens. Chef Karoubas specialized in the catering industry at the Montana educational faculty in Switzerland and worked in the position of Catering Production Manager for Swissair. Chef Karoubas also held the position of Executive Chef for the multinational company Gate Gourmet Catering before continuing in that role for several very well-known restaurants in Athens.

Chef Karoubas has been a professor at professional hospitality and management schools and a restaurant consultant for many businesses in Greece and abroad. For the past 17 years, Chef Karoubas worked with the VIVARTIA group in Greece as Director of Research and Development, a company with over 60,000 staff, 35 ships, 12 hotels, 450 restaurants and 16 food factories!

Chef Karoubas has written extensively on gastronomy and has served as Board President of the Hellenic Chefs Federation for the past ten years. In that role, he has presided over many gastronomy and cultural events in Greece and abroad. Chef Karoubas counts among his many honors being an organizing member of the Hellenic Foreign Trade Board, the Hellenic Tourism Organization and the Kerasma Group.