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Since the age of 15, I have been passionate about cooking. Growing up in a modest town on Turkey’s Mediterranean coast, I immersed myself in cooking. I spent four years studying culinary science and mastering my cooking skills. By 24, I was already leading an award-winning restaurant. Motivated by a strong desire for knowledge, I sought international experiences to broaden my culinary horizons.

I visited exotic destinations such as Ningxia, Mauritius, the Maldives, Dubai, Macau, Cyprus, and Bodrum during my travels. Under the guidance of Michelin-starred chefs, I gained valuable insights into the world of culinary excellence. I learned about various culinary traditions, from the delicate artistry of Japanese cuisine to the bold flavors of Chinese and European fusions. Inspired by renowned chefs and a strong desire to learn, I immersed myself in cookbooks, seeking new techniques and innovative approaches.

For me, culinary skills, techniques, and the knowledge of utilizing fine and diverse ingredients are paramount for success. As a chef, I believe in the power of creativity and delighting guests with unexpected culinary experiences. Now, at 29, I am proud to lead a restaurant group in China, with flagship operations in Shanghai, Beijing, and soon, Jingdezhen. My culinary philosophy revolves around showcasing international flavors while honoring natural ingredients. As I embark on my mission to visit different countries and discover new culinary treasures, I remain committed to the belief that a chef’s purpose lies in creating unforgettable dining experiences that inspire, challenge, and educate guests, leaving a mark and message that can go beyond the dining room.

What is your favorite street food?

Street bbq – Lamien – Kokorec

Which restaurant or food stand do you recommend? (Different from yours) (Add its Instagram handle if possible)


What is your guilty pleasure?

Being alone / Party with friends

What ingredient do you find overrated?


What ingredient do you think is underrated?

Most of the seafoods / vegetables

What is your favorite kitchen tool?

Blender / Spatula

What is your worst kitchen nightmare?

Burning my both hands with Dry İce

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