Mehmet Gürs, chef and partner of 19 successful restaurants and cafés including the unique “Mikla”, one of the world’s 100 best restaurants by « The World’s 50 Best Restaurants ».
He is credited by many to be the one “kicking off the contemporary restaurant scene in Istanbul” when he returned from the US to start his first restaurant in 1996. He is most known for his recent introduction of the visionary “New Anatolian Kitchen”.
In addition to Mikla, Gürs is running the casual restaurant chain “numnum café & restaurant”, the casual Italian eatery “Trattoria Enzo”, the innovative fresh casual self service restaurants “Terra Kitchen” and the groundbreaking “Kronotrop Coffee Bar & Roastery”. Kronotrop is considered the leader in the specialty coffee movement in Turkey. Its roasters and baristas are representing Turkey at the World finals for the past two years. Buzzfeed listed Kronotrop as one of the 25 coffee shops in the World to see before you die.
His company, the Istanbul Food & Beverage Group, continues to be at the forefront of the culinary world in Turkey.