From January 2021, the Carmelite canteen is operated by the Hungarian Army Brigadier Sándor Szurmay, whose military chefs team – awarded at last year’s Gastronomic Olympics – are also cooking for the monastery.
Even though no rent has to be paid for catering units, restaurants, cafes and gyms on state and municipally owned leases until 1st June, Gundel Restaurant terminated its contract with the Prime Ministership in December. As the Hungarian news portal Index reports, the canteen of the Carmelite Church of Buda is currently being replaced from the Sándor Palace temporarily, and that the professional military chefs of the Hungarian Army – who were previously top-ranked at international cooking awards – are also cooking for the monastery.
The Government Information Center confirmed that from January 2021, the Carmelite canteen is operated by the Hungarian Army Brigadier Sándor Szurmay.
His tasks include the protocol service of state, national and military holidays, and the care of Hungarian military and musical traditions. Furthermore, the safekeeping of the Holy Crown, which embodies the statehood and independence of Hungary, and the protocol guarding of the Office of the President of the Republic (Sándor Palace).
The Military Chefs Team of the Hungarian Armed Forces includes master chefs and master confectioners.
Last February, the members of the Hungarian military chef’s team returned home with silver and bronze medals from the 25th Cooking Olympics held in Stuttgart, Germany.
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