Maksut Aşkar is the chef owner of the restaurant 'Neolokal' located in Salt Galata Museum in Istanbul.
With modern takes on Anatolian Cuisine, Maksut Aşkar cooks deeply into the heart of guests who experience "Neolokal" with the refined family cooking of not only Maksut's childhood and emotions but also the root and traditions within this very geography, in which he believes is the real Anatolian Cuisine.
Maksut Aşkar studied tourism and hotel management at high school and university. During his education, he studied both culinary and service management. Maksut Aşkar worked in food and beverage industry during and after his studies. TThis period of his life created a passion for taste design and ge reflected that passion into many projects. He transformed the tastes he designed into art exhibitions, consulted and designed events for many important food & beverage brands and entities. His last 10 years have passed chasing his dream as a chef at the restaurants he opened.
Best Chef of the Year 2014 by Time Out Magazine