Our story

I’m Despina Siahuli, a London based chef that hails from Athens, Greece. I’ve always been fascinated by food, and especially by how food makes people feel and the memories it creates.

Eight years ago, I quit a job in online media production and started cooking. Soon after, I was selling my food in London’s street food markets, and also cooking and organising cookery workshops at E5 Bakehouse. I’ve also worked in restaurants and cafes in London, including  St. John Bar Restaurant in Smithfield, The Greek Larder in Kings Cross, Hand in Stratford and Today Bread in Walthamstow. In between kitchens, I’ve  hosted cooking workshops in Borough Market, cooked for supper clubs and held a stall selling my food in Maltby Street market.

Pan is my current food project intertwining food memories and traditional Greek recipes with seasonal British produce and new ingredients. Pan is a labour of love. An expression of the food I grew up on, the food I crave, the food I miss.

I want to create good, simple, honest food that emphasizes on fresh, seasonal cooking and robust flavours. I love cooking traditional, forgotten or neglected Greek recipes, using ingredients mostly provided by local suppliers.

The name Pan comes from the Greek word παν meaning all, everything and inclusive. My food captures the essence of Greek cooking – freshness, seasonality, simplicity and sharing – without being constrained by national borders.


What we do

Food Residencies

Private Dinners & Parties

Cookery Workshops

Recipe Development

Food Styling

We would love to help you host your event and cook for you and your guests, feel free to contact us.


Our producers