No nonsense Chef and the King of BBQ Sundays
After graduating from Jamie Olivers 15 program back in 2011 Hasan ( or Big Has as he’s most affectionately known) went on to spend the next 10 years in and out of kitchens all over London. Perfecting pasta at Palatino, grilling meats at Sardine, and making the odd dish look like a 6ft6 Turkish Cypriot giant didn’t make it, at Craft London. Hasan has spent lockdown sharing recipes on Instagram and partnering up with Passo To Go making pasta kits for restaurant goers to eat restaurant quality food, in the comfort of their own home.
Hasan is half Turkish Cypriot and half proper North Londoner. Recently he is best known for Big Has’ BBQ Sundays, he grabs his friends, a whole lot of delicious meats, salads, sauces and more, some good drinks and his dad, and they cook, every Sunday, in his back garden, come rain or shine. These sessions caught the eye of Pit Magazine, who celebrate BBQ from all over the world and who Big Has now writes a regular column for.
Although Hasan’s restaurant career to date has had a mediterannean focus, he spends his days off cooking food from all over the world. He has a no nonsense approach to cooking and wants to show everyone thats its easier than you think, no matter what your situation, and that as his BBQ Sundays prove, Food brings people together. Check out his brand new YouTube series “Sunday Sessions”.
2021 has already gotten off to a flying start for Has, as he featured in the special 20th Anniversary issue of Observer Food Monthly, as one of their ‘next big things’.