Executive Chef & his Culinary Team - Augustine Restaurant
„I was always tempted to work abroad, so when I got the possibility to work in Heidelberg, Germany there was no doubt about it. After that travelling became my passion and I did not want to return home.
Receiving the possibility to work on the ocean cruises was the best what could happen to me in that time and I stayed on board for seven years.“
This is how Marek Fichtner describes his begining in the hospitality industry.
On the first cruise with the base in Germany he started to work in 1997. Three years later he became Executive Chef of five ships from Celebrity Cruises with the base in Miami. On the Flagship „Constellation“ he was cooking for 2500 guests. In the year 2005 he moved to Saudi Arabia and started as Chef de Cuisine in the most prestigious hotel in Rijad – Al Faisaliah.After two years Marek moved from the orient to an internship to Denmark, Kopenhagen to the restaurant Noma, which belonged already in that time to the top ten restaurants in the world.From there he collected many receipies and the philosophy to use only fresh ingredients from the local market. Switzerland followed and in 2008 he returned to the Czech Republic as Executive Chef for the Le Grill restaurant in the Kempinski Hybernska Prague, which opened that year.
From June 2014 Marek joined us on board of Augustine and changes the whole concept of the restaurant. On top of that in 2015 he was featured in a culinary show MasterChef as a juror.
- Monday-Sunday 7:00 AM - 11:00 PM