Aris Kefalogiannis


Aris Kefalogiannis is one of Greece’s pioneers in the international fine foods arena. He is a graduate of the Law School of Athens University and holds a Master of Law degree from the London School of Economics and an MBA from City University London. After creating a startup company offering services to the shipping industry, Aris created Gaea and, subsequently, Gaea North America, both leaders in the areas of production and distribution of Mediterranean foods, including premium EVOOs. Both companies have won numerous business and product awards. Mr Kefalogiannis’ current endeavor is Legendary Food/The Arsakeion Project, a startup aiming to promote in Athens and internationally the best products of Greece and the Greek Med culinary-cultural heritage. Mr Kefalogiannis also has a special interest in education which has led him to serve on the Board of Trustees of the American Community Schools of Athens and to lecture at various institutions of higher learning, including the Culinary Institute of America and the Academia dei Georgofilli in Florence, Europe’s oldest agricultural university.