Chef – facilitator of well-being/nutritional workshops – 4D
Dream Coach – energy healer
Maria Krina was born in Patras, Greece and worked as a chef and kitchen manager since 1998. She specializes in Greek cuisine and has over the years acquired a deep knowledge of its philosophy, techniques and history.
Co-owner of the art restaurant “droseriko” in Patras introduced such innovations as the complete change of menu every three months, with original dishes based on recipes of traditional Greek cuisine and dishes made with purely organic raw materials. Highlighted forgotten dishes using ingredients from small producers from all over Greece and Cyprus. Often she offered themed menus from Greece and concerts from the same area.
Since 2011 till 2015 she worked as a chef, kitchen manager and restaurant consultant in hotels and restaurants.
On 2014 she established the company “cooking tales, hands-on Greek cuisine”. Since then hands on cooking courses and seminars based on traditional Greek cuisine have been one of her main activities. Contributing to changing people’s attitude regarding food and starting a healthy diet is what she is working for through her seminars and her menus.
December 2014 to March 2015 within the project “training programs for the unemployed, workers and self-employed in the Cyclades prefecture” she implemented in various islands of the Cyclade the training program entitled “Traditional cuisine in restaurants and hotels”.
From May to October 2015 she made three presentations of the Aegean traditional cuisine on Celestyal Cruises ships, Celestyal Odyssey and Celestyal Olympia.
In March and April 2016 she gave a 12 hours seminar on wholemeal grains, herbs and spices in Syros. In 2018 she collaborated with Vardakeios School of Hermoupolis (Syros, Greece) in the “HEALTHNIC Healthy and ethnic diet for inclusion” a 2-year Erasmus+ funded project. She was one of the cowriters of the “Practical Guide to Healthnic Diet Workshops”. The Healthnic Diet workshops gave the opportunity participants who came from various backgrounds including refugees, immigrants, long-term unemployed and indigenous groups, to acquire cooking, healthy eating, language, cultural awareness and ICT skills.
Since 2017 she is a Traveling spoon host for Syros island giving culinary workshops to people from all over the world.
Now she organizes gastronomic tours and gives nutritional and cooking workshops. She also works as an energy healer with the synergy of herbs and as a 4 D Dream Coach.