Antre Gourmet, Founder

Born in 1969 in Istanbul, Berrin Bal Onur started her career as a sales executive and served as an advertising coordinator in various publications of Sabah and Hürriyet magazine groups. She received sales-marketing training in UK between 1993-1994. During the period when private radio broadcasting was developing, she structured sales organizations in the position of advertising group coordinator of Show TV broadcast group radios.

In 2000, she co-founded Antre Gourmet, Turkey’s first company specializing in cheese and local products, with Neşe Aksoy Biber. In 2007, she obtained MSA / City & Guilds International School of Professional Cooking diploma.

She co-authored two books named “Peynir Aşkına” and “50 Peynirli Şehir Balıkesir” with Berrin Bal Onur, and continues her consultancy, education, research and travel studies on cheese. She is also involved in operations aiming to strengthen economic status and quality of life of women with low-income of KEDV-Kadın Emeğini Değerlendirme Vakfı (Foundation for Making Use of Women’s Labor), in which she is one of the directors.  She is a member of YUCITA (Local Products and Geographical Signs Research Network in Turkey).