I was born in Washington DC to Greek immigrant parents, it is my home and was my dream to open a restaurant here. I attended Baltimore Culinary College and studied abroad in Ireland and Greece. My roots have always been in DC and for years I worked many of the kitchens throughout the city before finally opening Cava Mezze in 2006. At Cava I use simple ingredients, the freshest local food and draw from my many experiences of cooking at home with my mother. No matter where I went or what I learned, I always carried with me the lessons taught in my mother’s kitchen; freshness, simplicity and quality.