Gamze Cizreli

Founder & Partner, BigChefs Cafe & Brasserie

Gamze Cizreli graduated from Middle East Technical University. After she experienced 3 years of corporate life, she could’t resist her entreprenurial spirit. Between 1993-2005, she created CAFEMİZ, KUKİ, QUICK CHINA in different concepts in Ankara. In 2007, she left back all these brands and without equity, she created a new brand “BIG CHEFS Cafe – Brasserie” in Ankara that was financed 100% by a bank loan. Today Big Chefs has reached a total of 60 locations (51 locations in Turkey, 9 locations globally) with more than 2.800 employees. In 2010, she was awarded “Woman Entrepreneur of Turkey” by KAGIDER . In 2011, 2013, 2017 she was awarded “Woman Entrepreneur of the Year” competiton organized by Economist magazine.