Chef Murat Day, CEC, WCC, AAC brings a world of fine dining experience to the kitchen, literally. Having begun his career in Turkey, his culinary expertise has been honed in both Europe and America. Classically trained, Chef Murat’s culinary reach includes the international cuisines of Europe, Latin America, as well as, classic and modern interpretations of Continental and American Regional foods.
He has hands on experience working as an Executive Chef, Food & Beverage Director, General Manager, and has owned his own restaurants with 5 star recognition. He is fluent in English, French, Turkish, Spanish, and speaks some German. He has taught Culinary Arts for over 15 years, developing curriculum that prepares students for the rigors of the kitchen. He is a faculty member of the International Culinary Schools of the Art Institutes and has taught for Palomar College, National Culinary School and the US Department of Labor. He joins Alchemy of the Hearth as chef instructor for the Professional Culinary and Catering Programs.
Chef Murat’s distinguished career includes currently holding the positions of:
President of the American Culinary Federation, Orange Empire Chefs Association
First Vice President of Les Toques Blanches International Club USA
Chevalier, Confrerie de La Chaine des Rotisseurs
Chevalier, L’Order Mondial des Gourmet Degustateurs
Master Knight and Conseiller Culinaire of The Brotherhood of the Knights of the Vine
He is a member of The American Academy of Chefs, World Associations of Chef Societies, Orange County Wine Society and, Club Culinaire of French Cuisine. He holds the distinctions of Certified Executive Chef by the American Culinary Federation; Certified Chef by the World Association of Chef Societies International.
His awards include:
Little Oscar Award by the ACF/Chef and Child Foundation
Chef of the Year Award, ACF/OECA Chapter
5 year Consecutive Mobil Travel Five Star Restaurant Award
Travel & Leisure Magazine’s Gourmet Restaurant Award
Golden Bacchus, Golden Scepter and Best Buffet Award by Southern California Restaurant Critique Writers Association
Great Chefs of Orange County Award by National Kidney Foundation
Golden Award of Merit in Continental Restaurant Category by SCRCW’s Association
Gold Medal at OECA’s Culinary Arts Saloon
International Golden Plate Award by American International Gourmet Society
Chef Murat is dedicated to educating the chefs of tomorrow in an environment that allows for the development of talent under the watchful eye of an experienced chef. He believes that the success of a student is dependent upon sound education in technique, an exposure to the world’s cuisines, and a passion for food and wine.
There are no classes schedule for Murat Day