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Constantine Kalandranis was born in Astoria, Queens with a love of food. From cooking alongside members of his Greek-American family to preparing for holiday gatherings, Constantine saw the power food had to connect people. At 14, he began working at a local pizzeria and continued his journey in the culinary world through a variety of positions like cook, baker, and server. His passion propelled him towards the Culinary Institute of America, where he learned about cooking techniques, service, and professionalism. Since then, he has worked at esteemed dining establishments including Gotham Bar & Grill, Brasserie Perrier, Veritas, L’impero, The Tasting Room and Anthos, which received a Michelin Star.
Throughout his career, Constantine has cultivated his own style, traveled the world and even cooked for President Barack Obama at the White House. After falling in love with the Hudson Valley during college, Constantine returned to the area to open 8 North Broadway with a highly skilled team from the culinary world, followed by The Greekish. Kalandranis opened two additional Westchester restaurants in 2015—273 Kitchen in Harrison and 251 LEX in Mt. Kisco (the latter closed in 2017). Kalandranis also opened PopoJito MedMex Kitchen in November 2017 in Scarsdale, NY.