Alkis Michail

Name: Alkis Michail


Lives in: Voula (outside of Athens), Greece


From: Athens, Greece


Job: I studied architecture in London and have two diplomas: one in urban design and one in robotics. Right now, I am a freelance architect, personal trainer, chef, and the owner of Winners Vegan Restaurant and Niki Athens Hotel.
Since I was very young, I’ve had three passions: architecture, cooking, and sports. I studied architecture, and I lived in London for 10 years working as an architect there. At the same time, through part-time jobs, I was cooking in different street food markets around London. My grandfather built Niki Athens Hotel back in 1960. It was our family business, but I never thought of getting involved myself with it. In 2017, I came back to Greece as an architect to renovate the hotel. While we were doing the renovation, the kitchen was demolished so it was really hard for me to cook.  I was there from 5:00 am until midnight for nine months so this was very hard for me. As a vegan for almost eight years,  it was challenging for me to find a healthy organic vegan restaurant with tasty food and a lot of protein so that’s how I started with the idea of creating Winners with my own recipes!


Tell us your first three jobs (ever!): Architect, cook, and personal trainer in cross-training


Zodiac sign?: Aquarius


Enneagram type: Perfectionist


What do you love about Greece: The weather mostly!  I also love the landscape and that in two hours you can be at the sea or at the top of a mountain skiing. And outside of this pandemic period, I love the vibes in Greece.


Tell us something most people don’t know about you: I am very anxious, but i control it pretty well.  Also, I have
played guitar since I was seven years old.


Where we are most likely to find you in Lynn’s Kundalini Yoga?  Serving the community super healthy food at Winners!


Tell us your top tip to combat climate change: It starts with you. Few easy things you can do are
-Reduce water waste while at home
-Turn in to a vegan diet
-Power your home with renewable energy if you can
-Invest in energy-efficient appliances
-Don’t use a car all the time, instead use a bicycle


Anything else you’d like us to know?:  I would like to invite you to my restaurant! Winners is a 100% organic vegan restaurant. The idea was to show people that vegan food can be creative, super tasty, filling, healthy, and packed with lots of protein. We cook everything with no salt, oil, or sugar and almost everything is homemade! And if you go, invite Lynn. She loves this place!

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