You probably heard the story about when a vegan pizza from UK’s Purezza Pizzeria took the first prize at the World Pizza Championships in Italy. Can you imagine a plant-based burger winning the best burger contest without anyone realising that it is vegan? It happened in a far-away Siberian city of Omsk, in Russia. A young chef Artem Shiryaeev experimented with plant-based meat from the Russian brand “Hi!” (a new product from the large oil and sauce producer EFKO) and presented his version of the burger to the jury without telling them that the burger was meat-free.
Viktoria Mosina has been in the restaurant business for 10 years. During this time she worked in some of the best restaurants in Russia, and in 2019 she was on the Sobaka.ru shortlist for “The Best Chef of the Year”.
In magical Moscow we met with Olga Suzdalkina who was a chef at the Moscow restaurant Chicha belonging to the White Rabbit Family holding. Among other things, we discussed the dramatic change in Olga’s career, current trends in the restaurant business, and what an ideal restaurant is.