Diane Kochilas, TV cooking show host, consulting chef, cookbook author, and cooking school owner, has been at the forefront of bringing healthy, delicious Greek cuisine to a wide international audience for many years. Diane is one of the leading experts on Greek and Mediterranean cooking, a passionate communicator who delves deeply into her subject matter and engages her audience with informative entertainment delivered with liveliness and characteristic immediacy.
A born teacher, Diane runs the Glorious Greek Cooking School on her father’s native island, , renowned for the longevity of its inhabitants. The New York Times described Ikaria as the place “where people forget to die”. Diane prefers to call it the “place where people remember how to live — eat and enjoy.”
She is the author of more than a dozen cookbooks, an IACP book award winner and the recipient of numerous other book awards. As the award-winning host, creator, and co-producer of the popular PBS Greek cooking-travel series My Greek Table, she has been on a mission to teach the world about all things good and Greek. My Greek Table, airs in 95% of the United States, as well as in Canada and Australia. The fourth season of the show will premiere next year.
Diane has also been a consulting chef at some of America’s top Greek restaurants, among them: Molyvos, Pylos, and Committee Boston, and has worked with Harvard, Yale and the University of Massachusetts to deliver health-giving Mediterranean recipes to their respective student dining services. Diane has made guest appearances on many major network shows, including CBS Sunday Morning, Beat Bobby Flay (as a judge) and The Dish.