Team

Brandon (Dong Gi)

Head Chef

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Meet Brandon! Our Head Chef. He flew straight from South Korea. Brandon, actually Dong Gi, studied in the United States where he ran his small local business. As a young Korean, he had many dreams. He loves to travel and is still hungry for new experiences and challenges. Brandon's culinary history began in the United States, where he got his first job as a kitchen assistant in a small family restaurant run by native Japanese. He always fondly remembers those times when he learned his first culinary skills under the guidance of the Japanese. This is how his adventure with sushi and traditional Japanese cuisine began. After several years of work, he decided to venture into a more modern area, trying to adapt to the environment in which he lived. "Americans love fusion sushi," he says. So he decided to experience what is behind the curtain of this fame. To his surprise, he very quickly adapted to the culture of "fusion sushi". He saw the more colorful side of this style, which gave him a greater opportunity to create new flavors. Over the next few years, he developed his knowledge by cooperating with renowned restaurants in the States. Then Europe tempted him professionally. He got an offer he couldn't refuse, where he built, from scratch one of the well-known places on the gastronomic map in Krakow. He has trained many sushi masters - a good sushi masters - in Poland. Our Sous Chef Wojtek took his first steps under the watchful eye of Brandon! A few years passed and changes were inevitable. Fate brought Brandon back to his homeland, leaving everything to marry his current wife. For the past 8 years, Brandon has lived a very quiet married life in South Korea, running his modest restaurant where he only served 10 to 15 items. His little restaurant was packed daily with people who came to taste his weekly new menu. As we all know, the pandemic thwarted many people's plans, but we decided not to give up and we invited Brandon to cooperate. To lead our culinary team! We are very happy that we could be a part of restoring his old memories from Poland. You do not know how happy he is that he has come back to us. Soon we will be implementing new products from Brandon! Stay with us:)

Włodek

Head Chef

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Meet Włodek! Włodek joined our family in 2016. He has been associated with gastronomy industry for a long time. He is one of the most hardworking people in our family. We never see Włodek sit there and do nothing. There is always something to do for him. When he is at work, everyone is clockwork. You could say that this is our "Gordon Ramsay" :) At work he is extremely thorough, precise and ambitious. So you know he became our chef for a reason. He knows what is like to worki as a cook from the inside involves. We owe more than one item on our menu to him. :) Privately, he is a very interesting man, full of passion, with niche interests. We appreciate Włodek for his impeccable approach to work and for his original personality. :)

Wojtek

Sous Chef

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Meet Wojtek! Wojtek joined our family in 2019. More than 15 years ago, he decided to become a chef, and for 10 years he has been perfecting his skills in the art of making sushi. He greatly appreciates the traditional craftsmanship of sushi preparation. He has trained his skills under the supervision of chefs who specialize in Korean and traditional Japanese and fusion cuisine. At Hana, we value Wojtek for precision and discipline at the highest level. He is an authority for our younger sushi masters who improve their skills under his supervision. Wojtek, (apart from Hana Sushi) is passionate about cycling gravity.

Michał

Sous Chef

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Meet Michał! Michał has been in the gastronomy industry for as long as he can remember, so it is not without reason that he is said to be an old veteran of gastronomy. He has been specializing in Asian cuisine for 15 years, he joined the Hana Sushi family in 2020. At work, he loves it when a lot is going on, the team communication is organized and guests are happy. He just loves to cook and he likes to make others happy with his creations that he prepares in the kitchen. We appreciate Michał for being specific and for being ready to work on tip top. Therefore, in the future, he will be culinarily responsible for our next mysterious project :)

Kaja

Hall manager

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Meet Kaja! Kaja is the hall manager, she takes care of every detail so that the service is at the highest level. She joined our family in 2016. She knows the history of Hana Sushi inside out. She has extensive knowledge about our restaurant and Hana family, because it was from our restaurant that she began her adventure in the gastronomy industry. She quickly realized that working with people is what she would like to do. Moreover, she is interested in Korean culture, which pushed her to study in this field. Despite the fact that working with people is demanding, it brings her great joy and satisfaction. She makes every effort to ensure that guests experience positive and unforgettable memories at Hana Sushi.

Galaa

Chef

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Meet Galaa! Galaa comes from the land of blue, i.e. Mongolia. He came to Poland to study. He joined our family recently. He started his adventure with sushi a few years ago. He is very interested in the art of sushi, so he would like to improve his skills. Privately, he trains boxing and likes good music. At work, he is determined, devoted and conscientious. We value Galaa for modesty, dedication at work, and precision. He is not afraid of challenges and is capable of fixing many small defects. The man has a golden hands :)

Elina

Chef

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Meet Elina, specifically Chih Ching! Elina joined our family in 2018. Read carefully because there is a very rich history behind it. She is originally from Taiwan, where she served 8 years in the military as a staff sergeant and was also a human resources manager. While in service, she decided to complete a Master's degree in Marketing and Logistics Management. And now ... she is making her dreams come true at Hana Sushi. She has always dreamed of becoming a chef, cooking, creating new recipes. She is most passionate about the art of preparing traditional ramen and Neapolitan pizza. Her heart is happy when others get to taste what she has made. She loves to travel and bake. We value Elina for creativity and for constantly making us happy with her culinary ideas. Soon our new mysterious project will be under her culinary care :)

Bartek

Chef

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Meet Bartek! Bartek has been in the sushi industry for 6 years. He gained experience by perfecting his skills step by step in several different places on the map of Krakow's gastronomy. He joined our family to learn new techniques. He has found a great fit in our family. He is very modest, and appreciates the development and learning opportunities he has been given at Hana Sushi. He loves Polish history and football. He is interested in technological and music news. We appreciate Bartek for his diligence and modesty. Bartek is good as gold :)

Paweł

Chef

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Meet Paweł! He joined the gastronomy industry over 3 years ago and is an enthusiast of eastern cuisine. He is a gardener by education, as befits a cook :) He is full of energy and does a lot of sports. He is always smiling, outspoken, just a cheerful person. He became interested in cooking only because he cannot imagine a day without an Asian dish. Therefore, we believe that he made the right decision in pursuit of passion. We appreciate Paweł for his positive energy and amazing communication skills. Paweł - keep improving your skills and always be yourself :)

Piotr

Chef

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Meet Piotr! Piotrek joined our family recently. He has been working in the gastronomy industry for over 3 years. Personally, he decided that he was not suitable for working behind a desk because he was bored with this job. He saw himself at work where a lot was going on. He chose Japanese cuisine that convinced him the most. At Hana Sushi, he got wings, where, under the watchful eye of our chefs, he has the opportunity to develop his skills. He spends his free time actively in sports, he cannot imagine his life without music. We appreciate Piotr for his conscientiousness and discipline :)

Kamil

Chef

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Meet Kamil! Kamil has been involved in gastronomy for 15 years. He devoted a decade and a half of his life to honing his culinary skills. He is interested in cuisines from around the world, especially simple dishes, and at the same time a bit forgotten in given culinary cultures. He satisfies his interests by traveling, trying different tastes. He practices the proverb "Through the stomach to the heart". He makes every effort to ensure that it is always tasty and aesthetically served. We appreciate Kamil for the fact that we have him in our family :)

Nina

Waitress

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Meet Nina - our sunshine :) Nina studies law, she joined our family this summer. Surprisingly, while working at Hana Sushi, Nina takes a break from her studies :) She is interested in physics but with a distance, she likes reading popular science books, especially those in the field of neuroscience, so there is a lot to talk to her about, with her, when you visit Hana Sushi: ) We value Nina for positive energy, kindness. We assure you that, you will understand why we call her "our sunshine" :)

Miłosz

Waiter

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Meet Miłosz! Miłosz joined us recently. He quickly gained our trust and sympathy. He is an authentic example of a young, energetic team :) He studies medicine and is a very open man, therefore he is a great waiter, so he works where he earns for his whims and necessary bills. He loves to eat at Hana and work at Hana as he claims. In his free time, he appreciates peace and meditates :) We appreciate Miłosz for teaching us all, that tomorrow is also a day and we need to smile :)

Okono

Waitress

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Meet Otgonuy - Okono! Okono has been working with us for several years. She comes from Mongolia. She came to Poland to study. She started with us as the dishwasher, where she improved her Polish language skills by speaking to our entire team in Polish. After a year, she asked to try her strength as a waitress. Today Okono has great Polish language, and she is a great waitress. Our guests love it! We value Okono for her determination and sensitivity.

Dawid

Waiter

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Meet Dawid! Dawid came to us on the recommendation of Miłosz, whom you have already met :) He came to Krakow to study law because he is interested in law and foreign policy. He immediately won our hearts. He is a great waiter, he has excellent approach to guests, he learns quickly. He does not hide the fact that he likes money. Anyway, who doesn't like money? :) David has not yet discovered his super powers, how to earn a lot of money. He believes that he is still, maturing and reaching his goal :) We value David for his personal charm :)

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