#RISINGSTAR17: Rafał Koziorzemski

Rafał Koziorzemski


Rafał Koziorzemski – was born in 1988, in Nowe Miasto Lubawskie. His culinary adventure began when he was nearly 17. He was working in restaurants and hotels at home and abroad, gaining more and more experience as well as respect and humility towards chefdom. The profession means hard work, continuous development and self-improvement. His artistry was noticed by artists like Zora Mann and the famous Pedro Martin Rojo, for whom he had the pleasure of cooking in Germany and Switzerland. Rafał specializes in local cuisine; he loves extraordinary, surprising and controversial flavor combinations, and works with seafood. He shares his culinary skills not only with his team, but also with future chefs, for whom he provides training or apprenticeships. Since 2015, he has been working at the White Rabbit Restaurant in Gdynia, where he first worked as a sous-chef only to become the head chef at the end of 2018. He explores recipes from the Kashubian region, Kociewie, Żuławy and the Vistula Spit and rearranges them in a unique manner to introduce them as a tasting menu.