Our Team

Our team

The menu and technology for the Fondue restaurant are designed by chef François Villacarre, a distinguished expert in Alpine cuisine in Switzerland.

Under the wise instructions of chef Villacarre, the team of chefs at Fondue restaurant created a captivating palette of delicious dishes prepared with attention and professional flair.

Chef Martin Bayrev

Chef Martin Bayrev

Chef Martin Bayrev started his career in 2014 in the USA. Two years later, he returned to Bulgaria and continued his professional career in a number of high-class restaurants throughout the country.

4 years ago, his affinity for cooking took him to the United Kingdom, where he honed his skills at 13th century Sneaton Castle. Martin was the only foreigner who has been voted to head the kitchen team.

Chef Martin Bayrev is a passionate admirer of healthy eating and everything related to the nature-friendly lifestyle. When preparing the food, he mainly uses natural products from the Pirin region, which is known for its ecological purity. The storage and heat treatment of the products are always subject to a basic rule – maximum preservation of the nutritional value of the products used and emphasizing their natural taste. Martin complements the pleasure of the delicious food by experimenting with herbs and spices collected in the mountains, which gives a unique taste to his dishes.

He is also tempted by modern cuisine, which makes him always look for and use the latest technology.

Chef Bayrev is the head chef of Fondue and Le Bistro restaurants in Aparthotel Lucky Bansko SPA & Relax, where he unfolds his philosophy that modern cuisine is based on the best of traditions and pure local products.

A large part of the guests of Lucky Bansko in winter are foreigners who are interested in the local cuisine. Dishes from the region are a part of the attractive menu of our classic Le Bistro restaurant.

You can try Alpine specialties in the first Fondue Swiss restaurant in Bulgaria and in Bansko – a truly luxurious example of good culinary traditions in the Alps.

Chef Martin Bayrev chooses to work at Aparthotel Lucky Bansko Spa & Relax because here he has the opportunity to create and give the best of his experience gained over the years. In his culinary pursuits, he has the full support by the managers of the complex .