“Never stop dreaming and never stop chasing your dreams because they come true when you go after them! It’s a dream working in the family of Chocolate Academy™.”

Ilias Nikola is the Chef of the Chocolate Academy in Athens. His passion is to experiment with the flavors and create sweet balance. He enjoys pushing his limits because there is always something great that comes out of that. Ilias’s inquiring mind led him to work next to Alain Chartier in France for three years, where he developed his knowledge and skills in chocolate and ice-cream. He has also represented Greece in international competitions holding the third and fourth places. In 2015, he was awarded as the best youngest chef in Greece. Ilias is passionate about developing his skills as a pastry chef at all levels and he enjoys transmitting his knowledge to the next generation.