New Director of Food & Beverage at Matild Palace
Matild Palace has added another top executive to its management team with the appointment of Burak Cecen as the luxury hotel's new director of food & beverage.
The professional will be responsible for the high-quality operation of the Spago Budapest by Wolfgang Puck restaurant, Matild Café & Cabaret, and The Duchess rooftop bar, in close cooperation with the Wolfgang Puck Fine Dining Group.
Cecen started his career at Swissotel The Bosphorus Istanbul. He also worked in prestigious hotels around the world, including in Chicago, Mecca, Sydney, and Osaka, where he managed the operations of a number of restaurants, bars, and venues.
Before his recent appointment, he was based at Park Hyatt in Shanghai, where he was responsible not only for the luxury hotel but also for the luxury catering of the city.
According to Matild Palace, Cecen wanted to continue his career path in Europe hence his arrival in Budapest. The venue's new food & beverage is aiming to make Matild Palace the city's reference point and create an experience for guests that is not just about dining, by inviting internationally renowned professionals and using high-quality ingredients not only from the local area but from around the world
"I would like to be the person who helps broaden the local taste in both food and cocktails. I would like to use ingredients from all over the world, offering the city and the community an interesting alternative. This is my vision," said Burak Cecen.
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