Everybody has that one friend who always knows what is going on in town and more. When it’s about Istanbul that friend is Gökçen for you. He is the brain, the heart and the soul behind Gourmet Holidays. a photographer,dj and all around istanbulite with a travel bug and culinary curiosity.
Strolling the streets of the city for more than 25 years he has appetite for what the city offers. And believe him when he says “istanbul is more than a city, it is a living thing that never cease to suprise”
Having studied photography does help with his eye for the beauty and combining that with years spend spinning tunes in various clubs of the city which establish him with a vast network in the nightlife scene helps him to create great experiences. Rumor has it that he has created the formula for the best night-out ever in istanbul and keeping it somewhere safe.
But it was never about photography or dj’ing. It is always about food for him. His Aegean roots(Mother Ceylan, who else!!) dictates the way he interacts with food and eating. It is never to survive. It is a pleasure that needs constant satisfaction. And the more you share the merrier. He feels that cooking for people is a joy and being in the kitchen is where you can completely lose yourself.