Chef Mihaly Vorak
Hungarian Chef Mihaly Vorak was born in Budapest and is currently Executive Chef at Cookshop Restaurant in Nicosia.
He began his career in 1999, after finishing his Culinary School studies in Kiskunhalas, Hungary. He gained important experience by working in busy, traditional restaurants and in 2005, moved to Cyprus where he fine-tuned his skills in a variety of techniques. He also mastered culinary arts of other nations and garnered important knowledge of Cypriot, Italian, Spanish and French cuisine.
It was this experience which helped him attain the Chef position for the Embassy of Hungary in Cyprus. After 3 years, he was appointed Chef of the Hungarian Permanent Representation to the EU in Brussels, which gave him the opportunity to work under the highest of standards.
Following his return to Cyprus, Chef Vorak has worked in some of Cyprus’ finest restaurants. He has participated in many Festivals including the Cyprus International Food Festival where his demonstrations received rave reviews and in the Athens Hungarian Gastro Event in 2017. He has been a Guest Chef on Cyprus Broadcasting Corporation’s morning TV programme Kali sas Mera and in 2016 received Best Price Awards from the Cyprus Eating Awards.
His ability to work well under pressure, while always maintaining high standards and excellent quality make him sought after, as well as his continued interest in learning new techniques in the culinary sphere.