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KITCHEN PIXIE BUDAPEST has been created so that you can also prepare or taste our local specialities, try Hungarian and Jewish food and drinks while you can learn about us and see us in a way most tourists cannot – in my private place and with an unique culinary program.
Marti – I am a Cook
I am a professional cook and cooking fanatic. A long time ago I learnt to cook from my mother, then I attended several cooking courses but I only cooked and baked for my friends at home.
My dream was cooking, baking and hospitality for people from all over the world. In 2015 I started a professional cook school and established the KITCHEN PIXIE BUDAPEST brand.
The next year I passed the exam. I learnt and worked a lot, it was hard work, but I enjoyed every moment of it. (Okay, there were some days in summer when the temperature was more than 40 degrees Celsius in the kitchen of the restaurant and I felt it was crazy). During my practice time I worked at SOFITEL Budapest Chain Bridge Hotel and ARANY KAVIAR Russian fine-dining Restaurant. I met a lot of fantastic chefs and teachers who helped my development. I do love cooking, rethinking meals and enjoying great food and a good companion.
I think it is the best when my kitchen is full of life: somebody is chopping onions, someone else is preparing the meat or is kneading dough. The pots are bubbling and we are talking, laughing and sipping delicious wine and the smell of the food fills the whole flat. This is how we cook together in our kitchen. This is the atmosphere you can enjoy at my culinary programs.
I organize several different culinary programs in Budapest:
Hungarian or Jewish cooking course, Market tour with cooking and Hungarian or Jewish private dining.
I hope to see soon in one of my programs.
My City - Budapest
THE CAPITAL OF HUNGARY
Budapest is a beautiful, bustling European city with numerous sights and exciting programs. There are a lot of gorgeous buildings which are soaked in history and three of them are part of the UNESCO World Heritage Site: Buda Castle Quarter, Panorama of the Riverbanks of Danube and Andrassy Avenue are all worth visiting. Besides the historic buildings, it is important to mention the active gastronomical life: four-Michelin-star restaurants, many high-quality bars and restaurants, local markets, ruin pubs and different culinary festivals.
MY BACKGROUND: HUSBAND AND SON
I have a family of four: my husband, my son and our pretty dog. My husband, Peter is a sales manager for a pharmaceutical company. He likes reading about political and financial news. Our son, Abel is 7 years old, he loves soccer and chocolate, chocolate and chocolate. At weekends we bake together, because it is a great program for us. We have a pretty dog. She is an island of tranquility in my family. I am lucky, because my family helped a lot when I started the Kitchen Pixie Budapest and they are proud of me and they keep supporting me in this.
THE NICE FLAT IN THE CENTRE
This is a 65-sqm flat in a traditional upper middle-class block of flats in the centre. You can find me in the popular Kiraly Street, three-minute walk from Erzsebet Boulevard. The building was built in 1920s and it has an old gate, two staircases, corridors, an inner yard and big pillars. I do not live here with my family, I use this flat when I organise different culinary programs, but it is my second home. My flat has a big, well-equipped kitchen and a spacious dining room. The place has vintage style furniture with warm colours and several nice objects in order to create a friendly atmosphere.
WHERE THE THINGS ARE HAPPENING
The kitchen is my sacred place, my temple, but that does not mean that others are not allowed to enter. Quite the opposite! Come and enjoy the sight of pots with boiling food, modern kitchen equipment, our own spices, fresh ingredients as well as the good atmosphere. In the kitchen 8-10 people can cook at the same time. You can come alone or with your partner and friends and you can also join others. Enjoy your food, learn about Hungarian and Jewish cuisine, customs and meet new people and make new friends.