Modest Amaro

self-taught / passionate / patriot / pioneer

In his professional career, he spent many years of working abroad in some of the world’s best restaurants and came across such amazing Chefs like Ferran Adria and René Redzepi, something he recalls as “the most influential experience in my work”.

Amaro strongly believes he is only a recipient of God’s will and talents and it allows him to create a cuisine based on natural rhythm of nature and its biodiversity.

In 2013 his atelier Amaro was awarded a Michelin Star – first in the history of Poland.

His unique style of Cooking, pioneering vision on contemporary Polish cuisine has won him International recognition and many prestigious awards. He is the author of bestseller “Polish Cuisine of XXI century” and “Nature of Polish Cuisine” cookbooks.

He is also the Head Judge in the most popular TV Series Top Chef Poland. He is the Founder of Forgotten Fields Foundation – an organisation dedicated to searching for forgotten areas, recipes and craftsmen in culinary fields.