Katarzyna Daniłowicz | Executive chef
A Wrocław native and winner of the 4th edition of Top Chef, Female Chef of 2017 in the Gault&Millau guide, winner of numerous culinary contests (including the Polish Culinary Cup, Trendy Chef, Primerba Cup, Young Creator of Culinary Art). An architect and cook by training and passion, she graduated from the Department of Architecture and Urbanism at the Wrocław Politechnic as well as the Gastronomic Schools on ul. Kamiennej in Wrocław. She is the author of the culinary conception of Restauracja Tarasowa, and together with the staff of Centennial Hall is currently intensively working on a new version of the centre’s entire gastronomy.
Michał Wester | Head chef
Although Kasia as the Executive Chef supervises the whole concept, Michał is responsible for the kitchen and for implementing the creative ideas of Kasia and the whole team. And it’s Michał who "lays out the loveliest plates" - composition and care for detail are always of first importance to him. He and Kasia have known each other and worked together for over 10 years. They first collaborated at Mennicza Fusion, then Michał joined the staff at Olszewskiego 128, Kasia’s original concept. In the meantime, Michał underwent an internship at the Michelin-starred Senses, under the watchful eye of Andrea Camastra. He also learned a lot from Marcin Popielarz and Rafał Koziorzemski while working at Gdynia’s Biały Królik. Upon returning to his hometown, he ran the Przystań Tu restaurant in Wrocław’s Ołtaszyn district.
Kamil Chowaniec | Sous chef
Though from the Pomerania region, he began working in the restaurant sector in Wrocław – at Olszewskiego 128, run by our Executive chef Katarzyna Daniłowicz. After some time he returned to the Tri-city and in Sopot was able to perfect his skills alongside Rafał Koziorzemski at Fisherman and Ivan Sokolyk at Sztuczka Bistro. At Restauracja Tarasowa, apart from on-going supervision of the kitchen work, he is responsible for quality and repeatability, but repeatability in the most positive sense of the term. His great culinary passion is bread.
Michał Jagoda | Manager restauracji
A graduate of the Economics University in the area of Administration and Production Engineering. He worked previously at the Food Art Gallery, the Michelin-starred Senses, and obtained his greatest experience in management at Wrocław’s Hotel Monopol, where he was the gastronomy manager. At the Terrace Restaurant he supervises the on-going functioning, manages the team and looks after the whole customer experience. Michał is of course passionate about food, but above all a wine lover. He has obtained the WSET certificate and belongs to the Association of Polish Sommeliers.
Maja Roszyk | Supervisor
Born and raised in Wrocław, she began work in gastronomy at Olszewskiego 128. Later she gained experience at Gdynia’s Biały Królik and at Brasserie Warszawska. As the maître d’, Maja is responsible for running the service and keeping customers satisfied. She is currently training the team of waiters at Restauracja Tarasowa. Maja spends her free time sight-seeing. Each new voyage is for her an opportunity to discover new flavours and combinations. She delights in natural, organic and ambitious wines and champagne. And when it comes to champagne, that of course involves oysters!
Tomasz Biliczak | Head pastry chef
He is a cook but with a specialisation in confectionary and what’s most important – considerable experience. Up until now, he has worked in such places as Ragu, Napa and Mennicza Fusion. He can also be associated with everything culinary that happened around the European Capital of Culture 2016 – Tomek was responsible for all the local wonders that could be eaten then at Barbara. He’s also a specialist in localness and baked goods, and devotes a fair amount of time to coffee, especially local and fair trade.
Wojciech Sito | Sommelier
Originates from the Podkarpacie region. Though everything seemed to point towards an acting career, in the end he chose gastronomy and wine expertise. He started at Radisson Blu, but it was while working at Hotel Monopol that he developed his skills and became the head sommelier. Winner of the Grand Prix of Lower Silesian Sommeliers 2019, and a participant in the Polish Sommelier Championships. He has obtained the certificate of the International Sommelier Association.
Paweł Leśniak | Bar manager
He is the one who rules behind probably the most beautiful bar in Wrocław. And he’s got a fair amount of papers to back him up! Numerous courses, training, including wine expertise (WSET), managing and of course bar tendering. He has gained experience at the starred Senses, while at Hotel Monopol he was firstly the room manager, and later bar manager.