Tibor found himself always pretending to be a chef dating back to when he was in Kindergarten. He remembered those foods that he’s play with, planning weddings, and always wanting to be a chef and embracing that atmosphere.
Nonetheless, he was always in the kitchen with his Grandma too. He knew his foods at a young age, new what particular flavors tasted and you just could not get him out of the kitchen.
Years later, and you can still find him in the restaurant scene. He has worked and managed restaurants both across Hungary and the US.
He wanted to open his own place that reflected on the best attributes of the two places he calls home: Hungary and the US. With his dedication and ambition, Cirkusz opened in 2014.
Cirkusz has grown to be one of the most preferred brunch locations for locals and tourists. A casual brunch spot with culinary inspirations form across the world with sophisticated dishes from the chef, in addition to bringing is a cultured and well-rounded coffee crowd.
Cirkusz’s location in Budapest simply adds to its value. Cirkusz is rooted in the lively Jewish district of Budapest, allowing it to be an integral part of the city’s vibrant ecosystem and a staple restaurant for both foodies and explorers.
Tibor’s passion is seen through the quality of food and service that is provided at Cirkusz. To this day, you will find him in Cirkusz sharing his stories, and bringing the happy positive vibe into the Cirkusz. He gains instant gratification from his happy customers, and a quote that he lives by from Danny Meyer (Founder & CEO of Union Square Hospitality Group in NYC) is this, “Hospitality is present when something happens for you. It is absent when something happens to you. Those two simple prepositions – for and to – express it all…” this is what captures his passion for his guests.
He never settles for less than the best, and even then he is constantly working on improvements (something that the Cirkusz team has grown to love and hate)!
One of the most important aspects to Tibor is the family atmosphere that Cirkusz has given him. The Cirkusz is his family and he knows that his success could not of been made without the rest of his Cirkusz family by his side too.
Tibor’s most favored Cirkusz menu items: Eggs Benedict or Avocado toast