To keep the high level of gastronomy and service Baraka offers, it takes a special group of dedicated, passionate people. Together, our team keeps pushing the bar higher in the Budapest restaurant scene.
   
Leora and David Seboek Restauranteur, Baker

Baraka was our first child and we have seen it grow immensely since its days as one of the first quality contemporary restaurants to hit the Budapest dining scene. Baraka is a vehicle for Leora to show her design skills, where she uses her "less is more" philosophy, choosing only natural materials in great combinations and paying attention to the smallest of details. David learned baking and pastry through on the job training in Manhattan and in The Loire Valley in France. These experiences gave him the basics of which to build his career. Since opening, David has always been part of the pastry team and baking the artisan bread, which has become his passion. At home Leora and David are raising their three children, Ethan, Jonathan and Gabrielle, in a very multinational environment.

Leora and David Seboek
Restauranteur, Baker

Baraka was our first child and we have seen it grow immensely since its days as one of the first quality contemporary restaurants to hit the Budapest dining scene. Baraka is a vehicle for Leora to show her design skills, where she uses her "less is more" philosophy, choosing only natural materials in great combinations and paying attention to the smallest of details. David learned baking and pastry through on the job training in Manhattan and in The Loire Valley in France. These experiences gave him the basics of which to build his career. Since opening, David has always been part of the pastry team and baking the artisan bread, which has become his passion. At home Leora and David are raising their three children, Ethan, Jonathan and Gabrielle, in a very multinational environment.

   
Gergely Bitai, Sommelier

A real sommelier is like a talented story-teller: he could spend hours with telling exciting and inspiring stories about one single drop of an en excellent quality wine, teach others the hidden secrets contained inside each and every bottle, grapes, cuvées, and through the art of wine-making: about the life itself. Gergő is our head sommelier, who could share his passion with every our guest by always choosing the adequate wine for the selected dish.

Gergely Bitai, Sommelier

A real sommelier is like a talented story-teller: he could spend hours with telling exciting and inspiring stories about one single drop of an en excellent quality wine, teach others the hidden secrets contained inside each and every bottle, grapes, cuvées, and through the art of wine-making: about the life itself. Gergő is our head sommelier, who could share his passion with every our guest by always choosing the adequate wine for the selected dish.

   
Mácsai Bence, Bar Manager

An inspiring mind who is committed to the high quality bar culture and fine drinking philosophy. Shortly after he came back from his professional experience in Dublin, he became a representative bartender in Budapest’s most exclusive bars. He’s the creative face of our AKA-BAR who could tell plenty of exciting stories about the cocktails, spirits and the history of bar culture. Come and join us for a unique night!

Mácsai Bence, Bar Manager

An inspiring mind who is committed to the high quality bar culture and fine drinking philosophy. Shortly after he came back from his professional experience in Dublin, he became a representative bartender in Budapest’s most exclusive bars. He’s the creative face of our AKA-BAR who could tell plenty of exciting stories about the cocktails, spirits and the history of bar culture. Come and join us for a unique night!

   
Péter Kovács, Head Sommelier

Peter Kovács has recently returned to his homeland of Hungary after several incredible years of honing his wine skills abroad in Aspen, Colorado. He has developed a broad knowledge of International wines and has brought his years of sommelier experience back to Budapest, and quickly joined Baraka's team. He searched for a fine dining establishment that would allow him to use his expertise in international wines and at the same time explore the exciting developments with the wine scene here in Hungary. His passion and wide knowledge for wines from around the world help Baraka create some of the most interesting wine pairings that work wonderfully with our eclectic menu.

Péter Kovács, Head Sommelier

Peter Kovács has recently returned to his homeland of Hungary after several incredible years of honing his wine skills abroad in Aspen, Colorado. He has developed a broad knowledge of International wines and has brought his years of sommelier experience back to Budapest, and quickly joined Baraka's team. He searched for a fine dining establishment that would allow him to use his expertise in international wines and at the same time explore the exciting developments with the wine scene here in Hungary. His passion and wide knowledge for wines from around the world help Baraka create some of the most interesting wine pairings that work wonderfully with our eclectic menu.

   
André Bicalho, Chef

We love seeing the world through André's magical eye for taste and texture. He is one of the most inspiring chefs we have met, and we are proud to work together and support each other. Food is his passion in life since he took his first steps into the kitchen with his grandmother in Brazil. André lived in different metropolitan cities in Spain, France, Italy, the UK and Brazil. Those places, and the local and global diversity of products and cuisines available there, are at the root of his passion, and he is comfortable exploring and innovating with ingredients from all over the world. Add to that the many culinary experiences André has had (from event organiser to private catering chef, from food truck cool to a long term two Michelin star apprenticeship), it comes as no surprise then that he has a characteristically strong focus on perfection, always challenging the status quo to rise to a higher level of gastronomic delight for our customers, by focusing on detail in all aspects of the fine dining experience.

André Bicalho, Chef

We love seeing the world through André's magical eye for taste and texture. He is one of the most inspiring chefs we have met, and we are proud to work together and support each other. Food is his passion in life since he took his first steps into the kitchen with his grandmother in Brazil. André lived in different metropolitan cities in Spain, France, Italy, the UK and Brazil. Those places, and the local and global diversity of products and cuisines available there, are at the root of his passion, and he is comfortable exploring and innovating with ingredients from all over the world. Add to that the many culinary experiences André has had (from event organiser to private catering chef, from food truck cool to a long term two Michelin star apprenticeship), it comes as no surprise then that he has a characteristically strong focus on perfection, always challenging the status quo to rise to a higher level of gastronomic delight for our customers, by focusing on detail in all aspects of the fine dining experience.

   
Besenyei Balázs, Sous Chef Sous Chef

Balázs took his passion for cooking and decided to make it his career after completing his studies in economics. The cook's life has opened creative doors for him that has taken him places he never would have imagined as a child. He worked In Scotland for 2 years and has brought back a great work ethic and attitude that is constantly getting stronger, working as sous chef under Chef André Bicalho. We are so excited to see where his passion and dedication will take him. He's sure to be a future leader in the Hungarian gastronomic scene.

Besenyei Balázs, Sous Chef
Sous Chef

Balázs took his passion for cooking and decided to make it his career after completing his studies in economics. The cook's life has opened creative doors for him that has taken him places he never would have imagined as a child. He worked In Scotland for 2 years and has brought back a great work ethic and attitude that is constantly getting stronger, working as sous chef under Chef André Bicalho. We are so excited to see where his passion and dedication will take him. He's sure to be a future leader in the Hungarian gastronomic scene.

   
Office

Novák László, Kovács Zsófia

Office

Novák László, Kovács Zsófia

   
Kitchen

Diego Omar Bautista, Marco Antonio Hernaiz Ruescas, Esze Balázs, Horváth Gábor

Kitchen

Diego Omar Bautista, Marco Antonio Hernaiz Ruescas, Esze Balázs, Horváth Gábor

   
Dining room

Kovács Péter, Papp Sándor, Bernhardt Martin, Penny Warnock, Rácz Szabolcs, Szelenge Anand,Vadász Veronika

Dining room

Kovács Péter, Papp Sándor, Bernhardt Martin, Penny Warnock, Rácz Szabolcs, Szelenge Anand,Vadász Veronika

   
Collaborates

DVM Group / Desig Focus, Fónyad Dóra - architecture / Batár Zsolt - interior photographer / Fekete Antonio - food photographer / Fónyad Orsolya - PR

Collaborates

DVM Group / Desig Focus, Fónyad Dóra - architecture / Batár Zsolt - interior photographer / Fekete Antonio - food photographer / Fónyad Orsolya - PR

   
Join our team

We dedicate our daily lives to creating a special experience of fine dining with a warm high quality of service, creativity of dishes and drinks in our beautiful restaurant. We encourage a culture of curiosity, passion, harmony, fun and honesty.

We seek service-minded, talented, and innovative individuals who can help us continue to offer our high standard. Baraka offers exciting opportunities that will challenge your abilities, expand your skills and reward your contributions in an atmosphere that encourages both personal and professional growth for all.

We are looking for:
- Pastry Chef
- Cooks

For more informations please contact us: office@barakarestaurant.hu

Join our team

We dedicate our daily lives to creating a special experience of fine dining with a warm high quality of service, creativity of dishes and drinks in our beautiful restaurant. We encourage a culture of curiosity, passion, harmony, fun and honesty.

We seek service-minded, talented, and innovative individuals who can help us continue to offer our high standard. Baraka offers exciting opportunities that will challenge your abilities, expand your skills and reward your contributions in an atmosphere that encourages both personal and professional growth for all.

We are looking for:
- Pastry Chef
- Cooks

For more informations please contact us: office@barakarestaurant.hu