Gault & Millau, one of the two most prestigious gastronomy guides in the world, came to Turkey in cooperation with Sözen Organization. Thanks to its strong gastronomic network, the Gault & Millau Guide, which has a respected place in the world food and beverage sector, will start fieldwork in Turkey in 2023 and will be published in 2024!

Gault & Millau, one of the most prestigious guides in the world, whose first issue was published in Paris in 1969 by journalists and food critics Henri Gault and Christian Millau, is in Turkey in cooperation with Sözen Organization!

Gault & Millau, which has reached a total of 14 countries by adding Turkey to its gastronomy network, is one of the two most well-known and appreciated guides in the world of gastronomy. The field studies of the guide, which is followed closely by gastronomy enthusiasts, gourmets and travelers, will start in 2023 and the guide will be published in 2024.

The most important principle of the respected guide, who acts with the aim of taking the gastronomy culture to a higher level, is absolutely appreciated, and no offensive or negative comments about chefs or restaurants are published. Believing in the authenticity of each chef and restaurant, Gault & Millau continues to work with independent wine and gastronomy experts to rate restaurants and chefs.

In pursuit of taste and talent for fifty years, Gault & Millau has eight regional guides, a wine guide and a champagne guide. Gault & Millau evaluates the service, price and atmosphere of the restaurant and the chefs separately, and the quality of the food is given a score between one and twenty. Highly rated restaurants earn between one and four of Gault & Millau’s signature hats, depending on the degree of their score. Payments are not accepted for participation in this reputable directory.

Gault & Millau, which has gained a respectable place thanks to its strong gastronomic network, is currently published in 13 countries. Gault & Millau Guide, accepted as a reference brand by 82% of the participants according to industry research, examines 16.000 restaurants from all over the world and 15.000 wine tastings every year. The guide, which appeals to a wide audience with 320.000 visitors per month on the website, also includes the new generation representatives of gastronomy. More than 400.000 e-mail addresses are registered in the database of Gault & Millau in France only.

Gault & Millau, which entered the form of an online gastronomy guide in 2013, took its place in the Turkish market with the cooperation of Sözen Organization as a strong brand with its sensitivity on ethical values. The initiatives of these two important brands will activate Turkey’s gastronomy world and contribute to its promotion in international gastronomy platforms.

Sözen Publishing & Organization CEO Gökmen Sözen said the following about their cooperation after the signing ceremony with Gault & Millau President Patrick Hayoun in Paris:

“Gault & Millau, which we have been following closely for 10 years, is one of the most prestigious restaurant rating systems in the world. We worked for 4 years to bring Gault & Millau to the Turkish market. We believe that Gault & Millau is a restaurant guide suitable for the tourism and gastronomy market in Turkey. We are proud and happy to have brought this guide to Turkey in order to increase the number of chef restaurants in Turkey, to increase the recognition of chefs and investors in the world market, and to raise quality standards. We would like to thank our chefs, investors, sponsors, institutions and organizations who supported us in this regard. We held our signing ceremony at the headquarters of Gault & Millau in Paris. I would like to thank the whole team working on this project, especially Gault & Millau President Patrick Hayoun, for the cooperation we started. We believe that guides and awards that shape the world should be in our country for the development of restaurants in Turkey. We will hold the press launch of Gault & Millau in Turkey on December 8, 2022, and the premiere of Gault & Millau in Istanbul at the end of 2023. In 2024, we are planning to publish the Gault & Millau Turkey catalog and bring it to the tourism and gastronomy sector. The most important purpose of bringing Gault & Millau to Turkey is to introduce Turkish gastronomy to the world; We will continue to be a bridge between the Global Gastronomy sector and our country!”



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