Executive Chef & Culinary Director Mustafa Demirhan

Chef Mustafa Demirhan was born in 1964 in Istanbul and started working at Sariyer restaurants along the Bosphorus when he was only 11 years old.
During his lifetime, Chef has continued to pursue his passion for the culinary arts and through it learned a great deal as a reflection of his commitment to improving his skills. As a result of his focus and dedication he now has certifications in more than ten management topics in food art and preparation.

Having graduated from Anadolu University in 2003, Chef is specialized in a wide variety of techniques and world cuisines. In the beginning, he worked at local restaurants in Turkey to gain as much experience as possible under the supervision of Turkey’s leading chefs. After some time, and after having amassed a considerable reputation locally for his excellent preparation of a variety of world cuisines, he was invited to work abroad travelling from the US to Canada and all throughout Europe – dazzling many celebrities in Europe and in Hollywood with his talent.

Married with two children, he still enjoys traveling to new places and experiencing new dishes from all over the world. He also enjoys meeting new people and you may catch him on your television set being interviewed by your favourite world cuisines gourmet program.

Chef Demirhan, is the executive chef at Turkish Village and has been a vital part since its launch in March of 2013. He has been responsible for the development of the restaurant’s menu representing the finest in Turkey’s culinary offerings.