bioWelcome to the official Kalofagas-Greek Food & Beyond website of Peter Minaki. Peter is one of Canada’s finest Toronto based Greek food experts and often referred to as “Kalofagas”, which is Greek for “gourmand”.  Kalofagas created a blog in 2010 that would introduce the world to the delicious depths of Greek cuisine, with many unique twists to the thousands of flavourful and mouth watering recipes. Moreover, this is a showcase of traditional, modernized, and unique recipes inspired from his eclectic experiences travelling to Greece. Peter endlessly promotes the diversity of Greek cuisine. Living in Toronto, and having a curious spirit, he refers to himself as “a tourist in his own town”. Kalofagas welcomes every opportunity to try new foods and world cuisines.

Now you may try many of Peter’s favourite dishes, inspired by traditional family recipes while on vacation in beautiful Greece.  The recipes will tantalize your taste buds and take you on a culinary journey through the Mediterranean. Purchase Peter’s: Everything Mediterranean Cookbook (2nd edition). 


Peter is a frequent contributor to Greece’s Free Press Gastronomy  website, InsideToronto.com  and has appeared on TV cooking segments in Greece and in Canada. His recipes have been featured in Canadian Living Magazine (Canada), WindyCity Greek, OPA magazine (Austrailia), National Herald (US), Stahl magazine (Hungary), and Ensemble Vacations magazine (Canada).

Peter currently hosts and cooks for the “Kalofagas Greek Supper Club” in Canada (and recently as guest Chef for a sold out dinner in Manhattan). These monthly supper clubs are casual and intimate gatherings that feature regional Greek food and wines. The supper club has proved to be popular with both Greeks and people who just want to be Greek for a night! Peter teaches Greek cooking classes, does private catering and pop-ups at venues around Toronto such as the Toronto Underground Market, Toronto Harbourfront and local restaurants.

Peter Minakis has appeared on national television in Greece! See his cooking segment with Chef Dina Nikolaou on STAR TV:

Furthermore, although this site focuses on Greek and Mediterranean food, Kalofagas also enjoys to eat his way through Toronto, the surrounding areas, and of course Canada and the United States. Here at home in Toronto, Peter considers himself a “tourist in his own town” discovering the food and entertainment scene that seems to be changing every day.

Kalofagas is open to invites to attend openings of new restaurants, eateries, taverns, markets and diners, hotels, bars, clubs, and other venues in the Greater Toronto Area (GTA). If you are launching a new product that you would like him to sample/review, Peter is always open to requests. Kalofagas loves to cover an event/milestone for your venue or establishment and does travel all the time! Send an email to Kalofagas at info@kalofagas.ca and follow Peter on his popular social media pages below:

All content on the Kalofagas website is original and written by Peter Minakis.

Kalofagas loves learning about new cultures, their cuisines, food, ingredients, cooking techniques and new recipes. If you have a food-related book or cookbook you would like Peter to review feel free to email in your info.

“Καλος Ηρθατε” (Welcome) to the Kalofagas website!