My name is Witek Iwański and I invite you to my restaurant hub.praga!
The Hub is a reflection of my experiences, fascinations and views. I believe in sustainable cuisine, the need to approach both our surroundings and products with respect and care. My menus are short and dynamic, resonating with the seasons of the year and the place I live. I am looking for a balance between plant-based cuisine and animal-based products. As a Chef, I have been shaped by my trips and internships in some of the most interesting restaurants in the world, including the Scandinavian Maaemo, Frantzen, as well as Daniel Berlin and Azurmendia in Spain.
As a two-time winner of the Polish Culinary Cup, I have had an opportunity to take a course at the Paul Bocuse Institute in Lyon and at the Basque Culinary Center in San Sebastian. I have been awarded the title of Chef of the Year in Poland by the International Academy of Gastronomy and the Gault&Millaut guide. I have built teams in some of the most demanding culinary concepts in Poland.
By opening hub.praga, I have both closed a chapter and started anew. I am committed to building a friendly space where I can show my interpretations of contemporary culinary trends and modern Polish cuisine.
See you soon!
Chef of the Year 2018 by Gault&Millau / 2015 Chef de L’Avenir by International Culinary Academy / 2014 “Young Talent” by Gault&Millau / 2013 Winner of Wine & Food Noble Night competition for restaurants and hotels / 2013 Slow Food Poland recommendation / 2012 Silver Hermes for best hotel restaurant / 2010 Hilton Worldwide Europe Culinary Cup in Venice / 2009 Winner of L’Art de la Cusine Martell competition / 2008 Bronze medal, National Team “Poultaria”, XXII Culianry Cup IKA, Erfurt, Germany / 2008 “Discovery of the Year” by life style magazine Kuchnia / 2006 Winner of Polish Culinary Cup