Rubbing shoulders with household names such as Gordon Ramsay and Nigella Lawson, as well as global superstars such as José Andrés and Andrew Zimmern, the Polish chef was ranked in an international study conducted by Just Food magazine using Twitter statistics gathered from the GlobalData Influencer platform.
Chef and restaurateur Damian Wawrzyniak has gone from managing Michelin-starred kitchens to baking bread for delivery to adapt to the pandemic lockdown.
A believer in hard work, famed chef Damien Wawrzyniak is busier than ever cooking food for the locked-down masses.
Named alongside the likes of Gordon Ramsey and Nigella Lawson as one of the ten most influential people working in the food service industry, Damian Wawrzyniak has cooked for the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, appeared on the BBC alongside Mary Berry and been awarded the Knight’s Cross by President Andrzej Duda for his role in raising Poland’s profile abroad.
The man who has so far been identified only as Łukasz has been hailed a hero after grabbing the tusk from a wall in Fishmongers' Hall where he was working and running outside to confront the attacker.
The only Pole to appear in the competition, Wojciech Amaro who owns the Atelier Amaro restaurant in Warsaw, was ranked 90th in the 100 best chefs awards, ahead of competitors from Italy, the US and Mexico.
Top chef Damian Warzyniak whose House of Feasts restaurant in Peterborough has appeared in the Michelin Guide and who has also cooked for the Royal Family was told by the British Home Office that he only qualified for pre-Settled Status, which is generally for EU nationals who have not lived in the UK continuously for five years.
A descendent of King Sekgoma I, Seeletso quit his job in a Botswanan bank to follow his culinary calling. Mentored by the legendary Marco Pierre White and John Williams (currently Executive Chef at The Ritz London), Joseph Seeletso is now a TV personality and a permanent feature on Warsaw’s food map. TFN’s Alex Webber caught up with him at his street food pop up at the city’s biggest summer hit, Lunapark.
One of Warsaw’s leading and pioneering restauranteurs, Pawełek has much to say about the Polish food scene and how to carve out success in the restaurant business.
To mark International Women’s Day, TFN profiles some pioneering women who are shaping, redefining and transforming the country’s food and drink industry.