Michael Mikolajczak

Photo by Yvonne Schmedemann


Head Chef


Michael started his career in a small family business. He traveled the world to train and explore every facet of his profession. After working in many Michelin-starred restaurants in Hamburg, the Saarland, Bangkok, the Netherlands, and Portugal, he returned to his adopted home – the city of Hamburg.

Michael has joined THE NEW INSTITUTE because he enjoys that so many cultures come together and he is excited to be a part of it.

  • What gives you hope?
    Meeting creative people who want to make a difference in the world.

  • How does change happen?
    Never give up hope, hold on to your dreams and fight for them.

  • Why have you joined TNI?
    I like to see people gathered around a table and the best way to do that is with good food.

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