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Who Is Fast Chef Ismet Saz



Who Is Fast Chef Ismet Saz

İsmet Saz (born 27 September 1980),

is a Turkish chef who currently owns the prestigious Toi,

The Steeve and Bronco restaurants in Istanbul.


His signature recipes and restaurants as well as several jury positions on TV programs.

He finished primary and middle school in İstanbul.

After he graduated from TUREM, he stepped into the tourism industry at a young age.

His experience in this area set the floor for him to express his creativity freely.


After graduating successfully from Yeditepe University Fine Arts Faculty Gastronomy and Culinary Arts Program,

he started working at Four Seasons Hotel.

Later İsmet Saz succeed in the gastronomy world in a short time,

he met famous chef Carlo Bernardini and worked together at Decanter Wine Bar at Nişantaşı,


Later they also worked together at the opening of Circus Restaurant, Nişantaşı.

With the experiences, İsmet Saz gained while he worked at Ulus 29,

Panini Restaurants, Kemer Country & Golf Club;

he decided to widen his vision so started his U.S.A. adventure.


Who Is Fast Chef Ismet Saz

He got Bakery training at Dean & Deluca Commissary and Tom & Cat.

İsmet Saz later worked at Marriot Providence RI, Aperitif Group NYC,

moreover, while he was working at the Sous Chef position at 2 Michelin Starred Gordon Ramsay in London NYC;

he was consulting Halikarnas Brooklyn, Turks & Frogs Group NYC, and Savann NYC Restaurants as well.


İsmet Saz returned from New York his hometown as Head Chef to open Dean & Deluca,

he also worked as Chef de Cuisine af Alaçatı Alavya Hotel and Fogo Restaurant.

Whilst he was working as a chef, his consulting services gained him a better understanding of the service business,

and returned with a unique and valuable experience.


Reinforcing his success with TV programs, Chef İsmet Saz also started,

to be known for his catering and cooking classes.

Who Is Fast Chef Ismet Saz

Who Is Fast Chef Ismet Saz

Starting with Carlo Bernardini, he had a chance to broaden his vision with important names such as Daniel Ng,

Elena Mattei, David Shipman; also in the States Julio Velazquez, Franco Paterno, Gordon Ramsay,


Marcus Glocker and Gareth Evans…

Later he worked at G2M Distribution and Marketing Company as Channel Marketing Chief,

and Corporate Executive Chef positions, he gathered years of experience

and knowledge and founded TOİ Restaurant & Lounge in 2015.


TOİ Restaurant & Lounge opens its doors for you at İstanbul’s exclusive spot at Kuruçeşme

for a refined Mediterranean-inspired menu made with local ingredients,

a rich winery, and first-class service for an enjoyable dinner.

İsmet Saz also opened a new restaurant at Kanyon Shopping Mall,


The Steeve by İsmet Saz serves Spanish,

Turkish fusions for a more casual yet first-class dining experience for a quick getaway from the city’s chaos.



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