• Education

  • Degrees & Certificates
    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 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, Los Angeles Times, Lonely Planet and TV New Zealand.
  • Professional Interests

  • My CV
  • Work Experience
    CCS Seminars and Study Tours are private and tailored for our small groups. We collaborate with over 40 small businesses, organic farmers, ecologists and individuals working to protect Crete’s cultural and natural heritage. We develop distinctive educational programs that help provide tangible benefits to local communities. Seminar attendees have a rare opportunity to discover Crete’s heritage in the company of resident-specialists, while supporting community-run sustainable travel programs.
  • Services Offered
    Distinctive cultural-culinary educational travel programs. CCS organizes private accredited study tours for academic institutions and seminars for the general public. Nikki Rose also consults on sustainable/community-based tourism with emphasis on traditional, local food and beverages.