Awards, Cooking & Dancing at the LGWM Montreal Christmas Gala!

A wonderful Christmas Gala was hosted in honor of Aegean cuisine with guest star Chef Argiro Barbarigou by the Lyceum of Greek Women of Montreal.

The gala was televised by Alpha channel on Eleni Menegaki’s “Eleni” click here to view the episode.


Special Thanks to:

Justine Frangoulis did an excellent job organizing the event.
Aphrodite Salas did an excellent job as the mc of the event.
Fr. Demetrios Antonopoulos who represented his Eminence Archbishop Sotirios gave the blessing of the evening!
All the women of the Lyceum of Greek Women of Montreal
Greta Kamateros for the GNTO-North America’s contribution that made the event possible.
Governor Giorgios Hadtzimarkos of the South Aegean Region who’s gastronomy was the star of the event.

Three awards were given to three distinguished guests.

  • The LGWM Board of Directors presented the celebrity chef Argiro Barbarigou with an excellence award for promoting the culinary tourism of Greece and the Aegean.
  • Greta Kamateros the general director of the GNTO-North America was presented with an excellence award for promoting Greek tourism. It was given to her by the high commissioner of Cyprus Mr. Vasilios Philippou.
  • Honorary president of the HCGM Mr. Demetrius Manolakos was given the award of excellence for promoting Hellenism in Canada. The Consul General of Greece Mr. Michalis Gavriilidis presented him with the award.

A Culinary competition was held among three chefs, celebrity Greek chef Argiro Barbarigou, Greek chef Loukas Panousis and fusion chef Olivier Turgeon which took place in the open kitchen of the Embassy Plaza!

The event was followed by a traditional greek celebration with lots of food and music.