Murat Bozok was born in Istanbul on December 6, 1975. After graduating from the Istanbul University, Department of Business Administration, he worked for his family’s textile business for a while until he decided to become a chef and moved to the United States to pursue his dream. While studying at the Johnston & Wales University, he also worked at local Rhode Island restaurants to gain experience.
After his graduation, his first serious work experience was at the Hyatt Regency Boston, Ritz Carlton Boston and Ritz Carlton New York. He soon found out about the importance of Michelin Star rating in the restaurant industry, and in pursuit of working for Michelin Star Restaurants, he insistently wrote to famous chefs such as Alain Ducasse, Joel Robuchon, Pierre Gagnaire. Finally, his efforts paid off; he received an offer from Pierre Gagnaire, and moved to London to work at the 1 Michelin Star Restaurant; Sketch.
Subsequently, he has worked for 2.5 years at the 3 Michelin Star Restaurant Royal Hospital Road, and at 1 Star Angela Hartnett at Connought which are under the body of Gordon Ramsay Holding. After leaving this group, he moved to Paris and started to work with Joel Robuchon in the 2 Michelin Star Restaurant L’atalier de Robuchon. Having spent 8 months here, he moved back to London in order to make a contribution to the establishment of L’atalier de Robuchon.
He then returned to Gordon Ramsay Holding, and was assigned to work at the 2 Michelin Star Restaurant Petrus as a sous-chef. After working there for approximately 1.5 years, Bozok served as the head chef at the Devonshire; a Gordon Ramsay project that transformed the traditional English Pub concept into Gastro-Pubs.
Murat Bozok returned to his hometown Istanbul at the end of 2009. He opened ‘Mimolett’ restaurant, to gain the first Michelin stars in Turkey. Murat Bozok, working on his new project ‘MBK Istanbul’, a culinary school to share his experience with young chefs. He also gives consultancy to Unilever, Nestle, Ulker, Yudum, Shereton Hotels and many other companies in side the Turkey and abroad. Murat Bozok has been writing weekly column on Habertürk and Milliyet newspapers for the last five years. He also has a television program on Turkmax TV Channel, and one the three judges at ‘Masterchef Turkey’ television program.