A Love of Food from a Young Age
Tonia is a total foodie, she did her apprenticeship from a very young age in her mother’s kitchen where she developed a passion for food.She went on to develop a modern European cuisine and cooked in a gourmet chalet in France, but her real love has been Greek, Cypriot and Mediterranean food.
Tonia has become the face for Greek food and culture. Her RTS nominated show ‘My Greek Kitchen’ has had two successful series, with a 3rd in the pipeline for Spring ’09. The series is a Global phenomenon, shown on The Discovery Channels, Real Time, Travel & Living and Home and Health. When the series was first aired it was the channel’s flagship show. The Independent Newspaper said ‘you could feel the warmth of the Greek sun on your face whilst watching’. Each show includes food, history & culture, and is a pleasure to watch.
Tonia has also made a series for UK Food called ‘Beauty & the Feast’ a wonderfully fun food makeover show. She takes groups of men and changes there fatty food choices into deliciously nutritious food, all that and more. She is also a regular or Market Kitchen, bringing a bit of Mediterranean spice to the English kitchen. If you would like more information on these shows.
She is a regular speaker at functions addressing Greek Cypriot Food, Family nutrition and Fun Food.
Tonia is a Classical History major and she loves her subject with a passion that is infectious. She is of Greek origin so the history is part of her roots and you feel that when she is presenting it. Whether it be the bravery of Achilles, the sadness of Socrates or the betrayal of Agamemnon; she brings them all to vivid life. She has formatted 5 Classical history shows and is in talks with Flame TV, Topical Television and various others in order to develop them more.
Tonia is often asked to comment on history programmes and was most recently on The History Channels’ Life & Death in Rome’. Another of her specialist subjects is the Olympic Games and she is developing ideas for the 2012 Olympics.
Tonia has such vast and varied knowledge, whether it is sport, cooking, beauty, cars, history or just live chat she is animated and entertaining!
Having been the face of ‘Channel Health’, Tonia has in depth knowledge on health, nutrition & alternative therapies. She is a keen sports woman having competed and Presented at various competitions including Triathlons and Natural body-building events. She has also worked on many holiday shows for various channels including The Discovery Channel, Simply Holidays and ginger TV.
Tonia is continually writing ‘lifestyle’ articles for Newspapers and publications all around the globe.