Thomas Barta - Executive Chef
Meet Thomas Barta as Our New Culinary Executive chef for Oro restaurant and The Carlin Hotel .
Thomas Grew Up in his family’s fish restaurant in Szeged , Hungary where He got his passion for food from His chef -owner dad who has decided to send his son away to travel the world and learn from the best chefs around the globe.
Having worked in Italy , Germany , UK and New Zealand his Cv includes working at The Culinary Heavy weight Gordon Ramsay’s 1 Michelin star restaurant at Claridge’s in London, Double tree by Hilton and The 5 Star Luxury Hotel Sanderson ,London.
After arriving to New Zealand with his wife in 2010 Thomas has worked at Roxy which was the best fine dining restaurant 2011 before he moved to Soul bar the 1 hatted restaurant at the Viaduct. The next step in is career was the head chef role running the busy kitchen at the famous Harbourside Ocean bar and grill where He was awarded with the prestigious chef hat at the Cuisine Good Food award.
Thomas recently worked as a Multi Venue executive chef at Botswana Butchery Queenstown and White and Wong’s Asian Fusion restaurant. Under his leadership Botswana Butchery was awarded with a chef hat and White and Wong’s won multiple awards as the best Asian restaurant.
In 2015 Thomas Barta won the best Ora King salmon dish New Zealand with his dish ”flavours of the sea”
We are thrilled to have Thomas on board to lead the extraordinary culinary team at Oro restaurant to showcase the very best ingredients New Zealand has to offer’