Renato Mekolli 

Top Chef of Mediterranean Cuisine Hints

Renato Mekolli studied “Chef d’oeuvre” cuisine school in Athens.

Renato's career began at the famous Greek Restaurant "Spondi" with 2-star Michelin.

Working for many years along with Awarded Chefs with Michelin Stars opened the path for Renato to lead the kitchen of well-known restaurants in Greece.


Dedicated to his talent Renato investigate due to professionalize his abilities and knowledge of New Mediterranean cuisine by reading and experiencing various flavors and dishes. 

Renato is awarded every year among the Best Greek Chefs for the quality and the finesse of the dishes he serves on New Mediterranean cuisine.

Renato Mekolli participated as the Jury on Master Chef Albania TV Show. His smile, authenticity, and professionalism kept the record of the all-time audience for three consecutive years, at Top Channel national TV.

Renato is the winner of Dancing With Me TV-Show in Albania.

Renato has won all Greek Culinary Awards but his career tiara is the written words of the New York Times critic Frank Bruni.

Today the ex-dishwasher own his Gourmet Restaurant in Albania Capital City, called “UMAMI by Renato Mekolli.”

March 25, 2020

The Quarantine time Continue and today I decide to spend my day in the kitchen.

Keep scrolling down to see what I did and how I made Bread full of Protein and Seeds.

Homemade Bread


1 package active dry yeast

2-1/4 cups warm water (110° to 115°)

1 tablespoons sugar

1 tablespoon salt...

December 21, 2019

This festive season let’s make some delicious Greek honey cookies called Melomakarona, and spread the scent of Christmassy Spice Flavours (yummy) throughout the house.

Greek tradition requires Christmas Treats on the table and certainly a huge pile of Melomakarona is one of the healthiest cookies for...

December 14, 2019

Tave Kosi is an Albanian yogurt-based casserole dish with meat. After all, Albanian meals require at least one meat and some fresh vegetables. Therefore, for a true Tave Kosi, we need a few additional base ingredients such as eggs, meat, and a little bit of rice. Typically Mediterranean aromatic her...

December 7, 2019

It's time to boost our minds and body's energy otherwise, we will not be able to withstand the cold that has just stepped the threshold of the winter's season. Worth remembering that cuddling our Sensation of Taste with toothsome and nutritious meals, create extraordinary memories giving full meanin...

July 7, 2018

For Pasta-Lovers is always a way to handle the heat with a cold delicious meal and today we are going to share with you a perfect recipe of a colorful pasta salad.

An incredible quick and easy to make with ingredients you have are already home in bite-sized pieces.

This colorful, nutritious salad it’s...

June 30, 2018

In the summertime, the hot weather doesn't help our body to easily digest heavy meals. Therefore Chef Renato, for this weekend suggests a light, but a nutritious meal in order for us to enjoy the summer activity by swimming, paddling or even running on the beach.

Get ready to spend less tha...

June 23, 2018

How about waking up in the morning and energizing our body with nutritious and healthy food? Sugar could be an issue for someone but we can solve it by replacing the sugar with Molasses or Honey (personally, I made jams with Honey. Taste better and are healthier.) Molasses is derived from sugar and...

June 16, 2018

Our chef this weekend suggests a traditional and nutritious meal always loved by everyone.

The crepe, Crêpes in French or Crispa in Latin, is considered a French national dish that are served with many types of meals, from simple ones such as sugar to a variety of ingredients. While in Great Britain...

May 26, 2018

Life Recipe by Sonia: Leaving the Shadows

Catch yourself when you compare yourself to others. Then remind yourself that life is not a competition.

Remember that if you are doing your best, you are doing enough.

Make the effort to step beyond your insecurity. Success is often found right beyond your com...

Healthy Vegan Pancakes Tower recipe for athletes given by my Yoga teacher in Greece Sokratis Koursourmbis and observe your mood rising up in the infinite happiness.

Indeed, the energy given by these chocolate pancakes is unbelievable, resulting in mental and physical alertness, at least, fo...

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