Eric Papachristos is a co-founder of Saloniki and a self-made restaurateur who has worked in the restaurant industry from a young age. Born in Boston, Papachristos spent the first nine years of his life in Thessaloniki, Greece—a formative experience that fostered his affinity for Greek cuisine and his desire to bring people together over a good meal. In 2011, he partnered with Saloniki chef Jody Adams to open Boston’s award-winning restaurant TRADE, bringing on Saloniki business partner Jonathan Mendez to run the front-of-house operations. Driven by his sense of wanderlust, Papachristos takes annual trips back to the motherland with his brother and Mendez, to explore his roots and the food culture that inspired Saloniki.
CEO & Co-Founder