Istanbul • 2012 - 2013
Chef Emre studied at one of the best culinary schools in the country and gained culinary degrees from both Culinary Arts Academy in Turkey and City & Guilds of the United Kingdom.
Emre has been assisting his mother in the kitchen since he was 5 years old. At 18, he started working in restaurants and by 21 he was recommended to the Grand Hyatt Istanbul. During this time he was frequently flown to offer his skills in French, Mediterranean and Aegean cuisine at various high-end and Michelin starred restaurants around the country and send to cater single-handedly for events at The American Embassy.
He then traveled to California, where he worked at some of the best kitchens’ in the country -The Sea by Alexander’s Steakhouse, The Ritz, and finally Salt Air on Abbot Kinney.
When not in the kitchen Emre loves to hang out on the beach, swimming or biking by the ocean.
Sometimes, there’s just no substitute for experience, a maxim easily proved by Chef Emre’s skills in the kitchen. Cooking since the age of five, working in restaurants since 18, and serving up meals at places like The Ritz and The H Club, Chef Emre has the kind of resume people twice his age dream of having. With multiple culinary degrees and extensive experience catering at places like the American embassy, he’ll make your dinner party one for the books!
Discovering FoodPeople was a dream come true for this busy business owner. To me, the thought of planning for and preparing meals is overwhelming and intimidating. And as a single women with no kids, it’s hard to justify spending the time to cook just for myself. When I met Eren and Chef Emre I felt comfortable knowing that they understood me, my lifestyle and my food preferences. They delivered on all of their promises and continually go above and beyond to exceed my expectations. I would highly recommend FoodPeople to any individuals or families who value high quality, wholesome food prepared with great care and attention.
From the time we hired FoodPeople to the completion of our event everything was handled perfectly. They arrived on time and they’re set up was perfect. And the food tasted great! We look forward to working with you again.
I cannot say enough amazing things about Eren and the company he has created. From beginning to end the process was easy and enjoyable. His communication and arranging of the perfect chef for our party needs were great! And at such a reasonable price. Huge value. He and the wonderful chef arrived punctually and impressed us with their professionalism and skill. They left the place cleaner than when they arrived too! We could not be more thrilled with this service!! Highly recommend.