Tonia’s recently published fourth book ‘The Real Greek’ followed bestseller ‘Eat Greek For A Week’ which shot to number two in the Amazon Bestsellers list just behind Jamie Oliver last summer! The book promises to make you feel fitter and healthier in just a week.
Tonia is the presenter and producer of The Discovery Channels’ award-winning series My Greek Kitchen. The series was such a success for the channel that she went on to make series 2 of My Greek Kitchen and a further huge hit, My Cypriot Kitchen. The series’ have received global acclaim and are shown in 17 different countries.
Tonia is the face of Greek and Cypriot cooking to the world and is consultant chef at The Real Greek restaurants which now uses incredible authentic Greek produce and ingredients, reflected in the tantalisingly tasty menu which is changed seasonally. Tonia receives emails & requests from New Zealand to Kazakhstan, from Hong Kong to Australia regarding her culinary knowledge and is very proud to be the Ambassador of Hellenic cuisine globally.
Tonia is passionate about Greek food having done her apprenticeship from a very young age in her Mother’s kitchen and believes Greek food is a big undiscovered secret!
She has written for many years on healthy eating and is a fantastic advertisement for the benefits of a Mediterranean diet.
Her series ‘Beauty and the feast’ is still shown on UK Food, and around the world despite being filmed nearly a decade ago.
‘Eat Greek For A Week’ is not her first book, it follows on from the success of her book ‘Tonia’s Greek Kitchen’ and her pregnancy book ‘Have a Baby & Look Better Than Ever’. It is a very practical book about how pregnancy can be the beginning of a good body NOT the end. It encompasses all aspects of pregnancy: mentally, physically & spiritually. Channel Health in conjunction with the NHS made a series of programmes with Tonia on educating mothers on how to have healthy pregnancies.
A qualified nutritionist, Tonia enjoys the challenge of changing people’s lives through their food. By showing how to feed your body not your stomach, she will show you how to get more energy, sex drive, youthfulness and happiness. With the help of her beauty & fitness expertise, Tonia can really transform your life!
Before going to university Tonia trained as a beauty therapist. She has a huge interest in products, treatments & ways to look younger and is developing her own range of products. She has written many articles on beauty for various publication including Zest and The Mirror.
After having her first child she competed in various competitions from Triathlons to Bodybuilding! Tonia was MS. South-East Britain (athletic class) 1997 ANB (Ass. Natural Bodybuilders) so when it comes to these subjects she has walked the walk. She has gone from a large size down to her perfect weight. She knows how difficult it is to keep motivated and has the tools to help. She has trained many women and enabled them to reach their goals of a leaner, fitter healthier life.
Tonia is a qualified teacher and taught in schools for ten years. She is a Classical History major and has a special interest in mythology.
When not filming Tonia works with her husband, an accomplished Architect. They enjoy property developing, offering a whole service from picking out a property, bidding at auction, to interiors and design.