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Cooking for you

Wegeguru was born out of a deep understanding of the world of plants and their values, the desires and dreams of lovers of tasty, creative, light and nutritious food.

MICHAŁ KICIŃSKI

OWNER

Owner, co-creator of CD Projekt (authors of "Witcher” - the game). It is thanks to him that we are creating a place orientated towards healthy tastes inspired by the East.

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„I'd like the world to be a better, friendlier place. It will be so, when many people get involved in positive actions. I'm now supporting such actions as an investor - I'm helping others to make their dreams come true and change the world to the better".

PIOTR WAŻYŃSKI

CHEF

One of Poland's best-established specialists on plant-based cooking (Guru, Biosfera, Green Bar, Vege MIASTO, Krowarzywa). Culinary educator and promoter of vegetarianism in gastronomy.

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"I've been a vegetarian for almost 30 years. In 2005, I became involved with Akademia Asan and Joga „Sztuka Życia” schools, where I practise yoga on camps and teach courses on vegetarian cooking. I am interested in dietetics and the influence of food on human health, including prevention of civilization-related diseases by eating a balanced fruit-and-vegetable diet. My passion is fusion cuisine, where I combine the elements of vegetarian cooking from around the world. I approach every dish with love and respect for nature, and I share the knowledge that I have gained with others, that is why I have been a nutrition educator for 5 years, both at "Zielona Kraina" project targeting grade 1-4 kids, and at "Zdrowa kuchnia ‒ zdrowe społeczeństwo” project, intended for those working in gastronomy. I also supported my friend Piotrek Henschke during Poland's first plant Culinary Academy of Viva! magazine – „Zjedz buraków”.

IGA CZUBAK

SOUS-CHEF

Fascinated by the plant-based cuisine and its healing powers, Iga started studies on nutrition and diet consulting. Exploring the arcana of diet-therapy, supports the team of wegeguru.

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„I am a neurocognitivist by education, a cook by profession, and a traveller by passion. Whenever I'm free, I travel - so far, I have visited Iceland, Mexico, Canada, Thailand, Vietnam, Cambodia, Australia and New Zealand. Most impressive was the cuisine of South-East Asia, that's why most of my culinary inspirations come from there. In my free time I like to take my dog for walks in the forest and bake sourdough bread”.

Piotr Skalski

SOUS-CHEF

Although he programs and makes 3D graphics at night, he finds it hard to stop cooking. He has been a fulfilled cook for 13 years.

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„I have graduated from two gastronomy schools, and about 10 years ago I met Piotr Ważyński, and became acquainted with vegan cooking. Since then, I've been trying to develop myself in that direction, though I took a break for a year to produce solar panels (I'm happy that wegeguru uses them too). But when I learnt about the chance to work with people like Grześ Dereń and Piotr Ważyński, I thought this was certainly going to be interesting, and decided to join the team, whose part I still am today.

OLGA CZUBAK

COOK

Studies animal psychology and finds fulfilment in the kitchen, turning traditional Polish recipes vegan. She is the one to thank for wegeguru's mango curry.

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„I spent the last few years of my life travelling and working in Canada, USA, Mexico, New Zealand, and Asia. I also did voluntary work at an elephant sanctuary and a dog kennel in Thailand, and a farm for animals saved from breeding farms in New Zealand. I found my place at wegeguru, where I'm happy to work as a cook."

Marcin Piniak

COOK

Vege-cook and journalist writing about the many dimensions of food. Studies the Dietetics of Traditional Chinese Medicine

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„I am interested in the story of human passion and the creative aspect of life. The original taste of our being. That is what I look for in cooking and in journalism. Sharp knife, sharp tongue - I like that. Apart from helping in the kitchen, I also write our blog where we present the backstage of wegeguru's cooking"

ZUZA RZYMANEK

COOK

The passion for cooking took her through Thailand and Indonesia to Melbourne, where she cooked under the guidance of experienced chefs. Specializes in vegan cheeses, which you can taste at wegeguru. Teamed up with her sister to start the 'Wege Siostry' workshop.

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„I have been a vegetarian for over 10 years, and meat-free diet was the beginning of my culinary experiments. My passion for cooking became so strong that I abandoned my career in TV production and embarked on a life's journey whose leitmotif were the flavours of the world. During almost two years I watched the masters of Thai, Burman and Indonesian cuisines, and became enthralled by the aesthetics and philosophy of Japanese cooking. In the last year of travelling I worked in restaurants in Melbourne, Australia's culinary capital, and from there my path took me to wegeguru, where I would like to share my passion for cooking".

SERHII BOIKO

COOK

For two years has been living in Warsaw and finding fulfilment as a cook, constantly exploring the secrets of the plant world. Author of the vegan salmon on our menu. "I was born 972 kilometres from Warsaw, in Uman, Ukraine.

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I learnt to cook from my grandpa (dedushka), and I gained culinary experience in Kiev, where I worked as a cook for eight years. What else? I’m interested in graffiti and enjoy cycling, also in the city. I’m a big fan of Leo Tolstoy’s books”.

Michał Głagowski

cook

After finishing a gastronomy school, he worked in different places but that's because, as he says, wegeguru didn't exist back then.

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„I love to bring joy to people, by serving them good food. I'm still learning to cook, and wegeguru is a great place for development. Working in a vegan kitchen is something that reflects myself because I rely on the principle called "ahimsa" which stands for not harming. This is my motto."

MARTA GREFKA

CONFECTIONER

Our sweet sorceress, literally and metaphorically. As she says: I love what I do, so it's clear she puts her heart and joy in the making of cakes and desserts, while keeping them delicious and healthy.

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„I have a background in psychology, and I call myself a confectionery-bowl. I enjoy playing with flavours, colours and shapes. For over 2 years, I was a confectioner at Vege Miasto, where my sister and I provided Christmas and Easter catering services. For a couple of years, I also worked in handicraft, and taught workshops on felting. When I'm free, I meditate and practise ashtanga-yoga. I'm taking part in the wegeguru project, because it's created with passion, by people and for people.”

DOMINIKA RADŁOWSKA

BARISTA/BARMAID

Studied rehabilitation at the University of Warsaw. In gastronomy for 5 years. Loves the smell of freshly-ground coffee, and alternative coffees, addicted to aeropress.

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"Cooking has been my thing since I was little, but these were the recipes of Jadłonomia that made me fall in love with vegan and vegetarian cuisine. Besides, baking cakes for my friends gives me a better humour, and every Christmas I turn into a machine for mass production of ginger breads. I'm a fan of sci-fi and phantasy literature - my favourite author is Neil Gaiman, but I also have a soft spot for Latin American literature. In my free time I look for old books about herbs and systematically educate myself. I also devote a lot of time to spiritual life - I try to meditate every day, preferably surrounded by the fragrance of incense and sage".

KATARZYNA BAŁA

DELICACY DISPENSER

Has a background in microbiology. For a couple of years worked in the laboratories of the Polish Academy of Sciences (molecular biology, genetics, microbiology)

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„For 5 years, I have been interested in the principle of healthy eating and natural lifestyle. At wegeguru, I prepare the dishes to be served, which allows me to combine the sense of aesthetics of a painter with the speed of a fencer, and improve both. I like silence, simplicity, peace and quiet. I adore Pink Floyd. Recently, I've become a fan of traditional archery”.

BARTEK LESIAK

DELICACY DISPENSER

Enthusiast of vegan cuisine which never stops to surprise him and increases his awareness of new tones and new flavour notes. Involved in gastronomy, as he himself says, for a couple of long years".

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„I'm a fan (or fanatic) of good food, looking for flavours and colours on the plate. Ultimate sophistication and depth, to put it simply - art. I'm a sociologist - observer of the space, phenomena and trends, committed to promoting plant-based cooking. After hours I'm also a kids' hockey coach at Legia Warszawa. My passions are travels and music - in my free time, I play the bass.

SZYMON KĘDZIORA

KITCHEN SUPPORT

On a meat-free diet for 5 years. Has worked in our restaurant for almost a year, exploring the vegan cuisine backstage, and specializing in kombucha, of which he is a big fan.

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„I've existed as Szymek for almost 31 earthly years. My passions include music, mainly ethnic music, working with the breath and plants, and exploring the dimensions of the mystery of life. I've recently started practising sudarshan kriya yoga. Big bless!”.

ŁUKASZ KOPAŁA

KITCHEN SUPPORT

His family have lived in Warsaw for generations - his being the fifth. He loves the city and the fact that it has places like wegeguru makes him very happy.

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„Cooking has been my big love for eight years - it has taught me a lot about health. The thing I love about the kitchen is that every day I learn something new, this aspect never changes. I also have other 'loves of my life' - love of music, and love of languages - all languages. I believe the latter defines me as a person, at least a bit. Wegeguru's dishes have a positive impact on all areas of my life.

MAJA GÓRAL

WAITRESS

A vegetarian, one of the most positive people in our team. Smiling, attentive, modest, and joyful. Always positive.

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„After hours I meet my friends, besides, I often work as a model - I like to have make-up applied. I used to go skateboarding, now I replaced the board with a bike. I love walking and finding new, preferably wild, secret places, whose names I don't reveal to anybody. I'll put it this way: in my life, there is no place for boredom.”.

Monika Sierota

WAITRESS

In love with gastronomy since she was a child - she learnt to cook from her mum. At wegeguru works as a waitress and assists the marketing department, for instance taking pictures at meetings with authors.

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„Working at wegeguru made me stop to eat meat. I love to improvise in the kitchen and prepare dishes whose recipes only I know later. In my free time, I like to climb: Giewont, Rysy, Tarnica, Babia Góra – I have already been there."

PIOTR PAJDZIK

WAITER

Has a background in IT. Has worked in our restaurant from its beginnings. In addition to waiting at tables, he takes care of all our plants, which fits with his empathetic nature. Bless him.

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“Wegeguru is the first vegan place where I've worked, which inspired me to change my eating habits - I pay more attention to what I eat, and I'm seeing positive changes. After hours I like to dance hakken, listen to uptempo music, I sometimes paint with watercolours (mainly abstractions), and play the ukulele.

MARCIN PAJDZIK

WAITER

Our own one-person Monty Python. A young guy with a timeless sense of humour, who makes the world laugh.

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„I graduated from the Technical School of Gastronomy in Jelenia Góra, so wegeguru feels like home. I play with music - play the bass, do a bit of drawing - which also reflects my interests in veganism, because I usually draw nature. I think I'm a positive person in general".

MARCEL DYNGOSZ

WAITER

His favourite thing about wegeguru is that he meets amazing people every day, they inspire and surprise him. Working with him, we are convinced this rule works both ways.

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„Actually, one could write a book about this, so... I'm Marcel. I love music: I play the didgeridoo, the frame drum, and Jew's harp. I like to watch cats, look at the trees and smell moss. From time to time, I sew something. And I find the smell of the forest soothing."