TEAM’S SYMPOSSIO LAST SUPPER AS WE KNOW IT !
BY SYMPOSSIO TEAM • IN THE DISCIPLES’ WORDS
“For someone who comes from a distant place, to meet a person of such quality is definitely a step in the right direction. If it wasn’t for him, my life wouldn’t be as it is today. Now, that I must say goodbye, I feel the way a child feels when separated from his father. Chef Agalou has never been just a teacher to me!”
“Chef Agalou was a mentor to me, not only in the kitchen, but outside as well; together we crossed the limits and went far. He was definitely my father in cooking and a great teacher in life, and vice versa. Ethics, respect, discipline, love for life and cooking are just few of the things that describe him. And the most exciting part: he had a lot of students!”
Executive Chef à la Carte
“Chef Agalou, with his innate values and dignity, has succeeded in teaching us the meaning of professionalism, family and friendship. I would like to personally thank him for everything. I do hope that he will remain close to us, for many years to come, so as to keep on advising us and teaching us, much like a father. I wish him true happiness and health!”
“When I think of Chef Agalou,
I think of a great man and a true gentleman.
For all the time I’ve had the pleasure to work under him, he has
been a role model for me;a man to look up to, not only
because of his professionalism and expertise,
but because he is truly a man of value”.
Energy & Safety Supervisor
“You will be missed, by everyone. Thank you for everything. The knowledge you’ve given me will always serve as my guide. Do not forget about us…”
Konstantinos Psarrakos, Executive Chef
“Brilliant, flawless, tireless, remarkable…
There are many words that I could say to describe
Chef Agalou. We have had happy days together,
filled with creativity, culinary inspiration
and above all impeccable cooperation.
I wish him a fresh start in this phase of his life.
I would like to thank him for all that
we have done together and all that we haven’t”.
“I have nothing but the utter respect for Chef Agalou, for his personality and his enormous talent and know-how; a respect that he never imposed on others, but always earned.I met him when I was still a student, volunteering for an event at Crete’s Chefs Club, where Mr. Agalou gave me his hat. Little did I know then,that 18 years later, at the end of his career, he would be giving me a golden badge with my initials on!
Chef Agalou is a man of enormous zeal,a man who works hard and leads by example. Chef Agalou is also the kind of man who addresses his subordinates with the phrase “my boy’”.
“Having recently heard that this great teacher-chef-man-family man is retiring, I would like to wholeheartedly thank him for the 11 years’ excellent cooperation between us.He has taught me a lot; things that will help me with the rest of my career.This song is for him”.
My chef, I dedicate to you this mantinada1 that I write because you are a chef who’s good and always by my side
1A rythmic poem, popular in Crete