Avra has had a lifelong love of Nature and left the city to settle in
the Greek countryside.
She ran a farm growing all sorts of vegetables as well as farm
animals. 20 years ago Avra started cooking for friends, besides the
family, and this grew to today’s Yiam flavor lab.
Since then she has filled her jars with every taste provided by the
vast Greek food traditions, firmly rooted as it is in all of Mother
Cokos, her eldest son, now a chef in his own right, has trained and
worked in kitchens all over the world, from Zurich to Bangkok, by
the side of master chefs such as Chef Joël Robuchon (Paris)
“Chef of the Century”, τον Chef Juan Mari Arzak Arratibel (San
Sebastián, Spain) New Basque Cuisine, τον Chef Andoni Luis
Aduriz of Mugaritz Errenteria, Gipuzkoa, Spain
Now back home in Ayia (Thessaly region) is at his most creative
and continues to explore and create new recipes in the Yiam