Food & Travel Writer, Seminar Director, Crete, Greece. Founder of Crete's Culinary Sanctuaries Eco-Agritourism Network. Crete's Culinary Sanctuaries (CCS) was founded in 1997 by Nikki Rose, a Greek-American professional chef, graduate of the Culinary Institute of America, writer, culinary seminar director, and responsible travel adviser for projects in Brazil, Cambodia, Europe and USA.
CCS collaborates with over 40 small businesses and individuals working to protect Crete’s cultural and natural heritage. Seminars are conducted in rural communities, organic farms and historic sites. Attendees have an opportunity to discover sustainable practices that can enrich their lives while supporting programs that help preserve Crete's heritage.
CCS has received awards for Best Practices in Responsible Travel from National Geographic, the World Tourism Forum for Peace and Sustainable Development, the World Travel and Tourism Council, and is featured in major media outlets, including National Geographic, National Public Radio, Heritage Radio Network, The New York Times, Lonely Planet and TV New Zealand.