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The man responsible for all things foodie at OnBlackheath, Tony is originally from a Greek-Cypriot family, but was brought up in London and Essex.

Tony learnt to cook in the kitchens of his mother and grandmother.  He spent his youth cooking slow, one-pot dishes reminiscent of the traditional Greek fare you might eat on holiday.  Over recent years he was lucky enough to visit some of the top restaurants the scene currently has to offer and became passionate about classic dishes and French food.  On entering MasterChef, Tony adapted his cooking style to accommodate the faster cooking times and delicate presentation needed for the show and since has focused his attention on presenting a combination of classic recipes and modern European dishes.

Tony was a finalist in MasterChef and forged a name for himself with his desserts and chocolate work.  Dubbed “the master chocolatier” by Gregg Wallace, he has spent his time since the competition honing his skills in the pastry kitchen.  Having had success with desserts, Tony found a fondness for chocolate work and has been creating stunning puddings that wow both the eye and the palate.  He takes traditional flavour combinations and plays with texture and presentation.  

Since finishing the show, Tony has set up a private catering business cooking dinner parties for clients in their own home.  He is also involved in a number of dining clubs and events across London and the UK and is prolific on the food festival scene.  Working on setting up his first restaurant, Tony is currently planning a Modern British dining room with Scandinavian influences in the heart of Blackheath.