TONY & EFFI
Kasandrinos International is a family owned business, that has been operated by the brother and sister team, Effi and Tony Kasandrinos. Together they import the same Greek organic extra virgin olive oil they grew up on from their fathers village in Greece. The pair is passionate about health, fitness and truly great food. Effi resides in Las Vegas with her husband Brian and daughters Ava and Ana, while Tony calls Newburgh, NY home where he is stationed as an active duty U.S. Marine with 19 years of service. This year, younger brother Thanasi came on board along with cousin Efrosyni. Thansi lives in Rochester NY and Efrosyini resides in Alexandria VA.
The story Of Kasandrinos International literally began in a box. Not just any old box but a Crossfit box. When Tony was stationed in Philadelphia, he was training at Crossfit Center City. It was no stretch to say he spent every minute away from duty in this gym. One day he had a case of his family's Greek organic extra virgin olive oil that his uncle gave him in the trunk of his car and decided to share it with a few people. Over time, word built up with all the foodies and everyone was asking for their own bottle to take home. Fast forward a few months to when Tony and Diane Sanfilippo attended a Movnat seminar in West Virginia. At the community picnic table one afternoon, Tony decided to share the same Greek organic extra virgin olive oil with fellow attendees. Suffice it to say, the single case of oil he had on hand all but evaporated by days end.
On the long drive back to Philadelphia, Diane managed to convince Tony to start a business. The rest is history. Tony started a website, began importing Kasandrinos olive oil from the village in Greece and the demand has done nothing but grow ever since! After a year, Tony asked Effi to become his business partner and they formed what is today, Kasandrinos International producers of Greek organic extra virgin olive oil and many other amazing products.