Like many young boys, Theodoros hated school and by the age of thirteen had had enough. Theodoros was smart enough to know though, that he wouldn’t get far in life without some sort of official degree, certificate, or diploma, and so, he decided to enrol at a night school, in his hometown, Larissa.
With his love of outdoor life, and, being rather sporty, Theodoros chose athletics as his subject. Visiting the night school, he discovered that to be eligible for a place there, he must have a day job, and so, his uncle, employed Theodoros at his bakery.
After a short time there, Theodoros realized that he absolutely loved working at the bakery, amongst the intoxicating aroma of freshly baked bread, creating the most mouth-watering of pastries and cakes.
Without a second thought, he followed his heart, left athletics behind and went off to study baking and bread making. Being of a creative personality, as much as he adored producing unusual bread and delicious pastries, he felt that he had reached his limit in that field, and thought he would have much more scope in the world of cooking, and so, he left Larissa to join the La Monde cooking school in Athens.
After achieving his diploma in Athens, there was no stopping him, and Theodoros went on to work in some of the most prestigious restaurants in Greece, always eager to try out something new, adding his own special touch to both traditional Greek and foreign dishes.
Not bad at all for a boy who left school at the young age of thirteen!
Where there is passion, there is a way.