Meet our Hosts
The chef, food critic, founder of the Academy of Culinary. He was named Chief of the Year in 1989 by the organization of chefs Toques Blanches (White Caps). He was elected to head the organization twice. He ran a program on TV Polsat – Culinary Alphabet of Kurt Scheller. He has won many awards, jury in many culinary competitions and a is a founding member of the culinary organization – the founder of the Polish Association of Chefs and Confectioners.
In 1997, he received the honor: Grand Croix de l’order Stoles d’Europe, and in 2005 Polish Culinary Academy Award for culinary personality and the title of honorary doctorate for promoting Polish hospitality and catering industry. Today, successfully since 2002, leads the Academy of Culinary, signed with his own name.
President of the Women’s Committee in the World Association of Chefs (Women in WACS), President of the Selection Committee at the National Association of Chefs. For 10 years the organizer of the training courses for the staff of the foodservice industry throughout the EU, founder and chairman of the board of the Foundation “Gastronomy in Heels”, acting on behalf of women working in the catering industry, Juror in culinary competitions organized at home and abroad. Organizer of the training “Professional management of camps in Europe” and “Kitchen Smelling French tradition” carried out in Italy, Spain, Great Britain and France.
He has several years of experience in the catering industry. As a external manager, together with his team, looks after more than 80+ food and beverage outlets, where the number is constantly growing. Using proprietary solutions, he led out of the crisis many premises, which he still monitors. He proves that every restaurant can be profitable. Through monthly meetings with clients, he indicates the most important aspects for the catering industry. His seminars and lecture in Poland are very popular.
He has many years of marketing experience in the catering industry. To exercise his duties include: the role of restaurant manager, recruiter and trainer of young staff, an expert in budget management, selection and collaboration with suppliers, building long-term relationships with customers, creating new product offerings. Consults existing and newly established businesses catering – to restaurants and hotels. He is a speaker at industry conferences. For five seasons, he has been the manager of the restaurant in the Hell’s Kitchen – TV Show, where he proves room and a team of waiters alongside Wojciech Modest Amaro.
Experienced manager and businesswoman in Horeca, with a great number of contacts and advanced skills in managing marketing projects. She is the originator and substantive supporter of many conferences and educational platforms that integrate Horeca people e.g. Food Service Summit, Poland Restaurant Forum by Nespresso. She publishes in Food Service, Kukbuk, Restauracja magazines. She cooperates with The Warsaw School of Economics and SWPS University.
Specialist in image creation and e-marketing, with the industry connected for eight years. Since 2014 – creative director of Appetite4 – integrated marketing agency, specializing in comprehensive HoReCa sector. His team is responsible for creating and developing catering and hotel brands, perform complex marketing campaigns (from pre-opening theme up to rebranding) and advises on issues of image.
President and founder of the Polish Slow Foodu and its chairman in Central Europe. He worked at the McLuhan Centre in Culture and Technology in Toronto, and the Jagiellonian University. The originator of a national campaign, “goose on St.. Martin “, the festival “Good Time Sera” in Sandomierz and “Terra Madre Slow Food Festival Central Europe”.
Managing Director of the Chamber of Crafts and Small and Medium Entrepreneurship in Katowice (the largest and oldest organization of economic self-government in Silesia).
Deals with the implementation of projects financed from European Union funds, professional education, the topics associated with local economic and social responsibility
Bogdan is related to the winemaking industry for 16 years. His interest in this topic was initiated by working in catering, which has been running since 1983. He started working as a sommelier in 2000 in the restaurant of Novotel Hotel. Since 2001 he worked in various top companies importing wine (including Sommelier Distribution, Wine4you, Domain Menada – Sommelier, Platinum Wines). At the time, he took care of the Chancellery of the President, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the best hotels and restaurants in the region of Mazowsze and B2B customers.
V-ce Prezes Stowarzyszenia Kelnerów Polskich. Wykladowca i współtwórca projektów szkolenia kelnerów. Juror V Mistrzostw Polski Kelnerów (W-wa 2009), współtwórca programow szkoleniowych w zakresie Kelner – Sommelier i realizator szkoleń pod patronatem honorowym Hotelarskiego Centrum Szkoleniowego w Świecu. Pasjonat sztuki serowowania i doboru win.
Juror of first Championship Young waiters – Silesia -2014, organized the first International Culinary Championships Young Cooks and Waiters Rydultowy 2015 Member of the Association of Polish Waiters, Specialist for training waiters, sommelier course “Galician School of Taste” Kraków. Passionate about culinary arts and connoisseur of wines from around the world.
His adventure with a modern kitchen began in the Restaurant “Under the Rose”, where he had the opportunity to work with Alfredo Chiocchetti. He gained experience at many renowned restaurants throughout the country including, the Restaurant Concept Warsaw, Katowice Monopoly, Restaurant Library Warsaw, Wroclaw Monopoly, Concept13 in Warsaw VikAcu. He also gained practice while being outside Poland, alongside the best chefs in such renowned restuaracjach as Pichler Bolzano, Al Bersagliere Onice Mantua or Florence, all of which can boast a Michelin recommendation star.