Get to Know Some Culinary Talents: Selcuk Avci

Some of our best culinary talents graduated from the Global Culinary Excellence Academy (GCEA) last year. Here is your chance to meet Selcuk Avci, our chef from Turkey.

Your Name: Selcuk Avci

Location: Istanbul

What is your favorite dish to cook?
Lamb loin

What is your favorite ingredient?
Hot spice

Vegetables or fruits?

Appetizer, main course or dessert?
Main course

What is your favorite or most-used utensil?
A porcelain plate

What is your favorite food trend right now?

What’s your guilty pleasure snack or food?

Any secret talents/superpowers?
My sense of smell and my good memory

What is your culinary dream?
To be the owner of a restaurant

Do you have a traditional recipe in your family?
Various local dishes that originate from my village

If you only could eat one meal for the rest of your life, which one would it be?
Green lentils

A fun fact about you?
I laugh a lot

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