Sunday, December 4, 2011

Stelio Kalkounos – Accomplished Food and Wine Expert Takes On the Music Industry

Stelio Kalkounos, knowledgable food and wine expert and restaurant management consultant, has operated some of the Midwest’s most successful establishments including Five O’Clock Steakhouse, Gibson’s Steakhouse, Hugo’s Frog Bar and Gino’s East Pizza.  His expertise on all areas of operations, from menu and wine list development to cost controls and vendor relations and have been effectively implemented in some of the world’s finest establishments from Athens to California.   More than two decades in the industry has taught Kalkounos that a restaurant should not just be a place to eat, it should feel like home and serve a space to savor life’s finer moments with family and friends.

A developer of talent on all levels, Stelio Kalkounos has booked top entertainment names for countless Chicagoland venues, in addition to being the creative force behind his own projects including the band Brando’s Charm.  Stelio is currently in the recording studio working on a new original release featuring underground rapper, Denace .