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Roy Zsidai

CEO, Zsidai Group

CEO and managing director of the 36-year old family business, the Zsidai Gastronomy Group, Mr. Zoltan Roy Zsidai has a key role in the Hungarian gastro scene too. Mr. Zsidai is the founder and member of board of Academy of Pannon Gastronomy, member of Bocuse d’Or Academy and Pro Tourism awarded restaurateur who has a strong business background by working for multinational strategic consultant companies until 2006 such as Rolandberger and BCG, and by university studies in Harvard, Cornell and Georgetown.

History of the Zsidai Group leads back to 1982 when Roy’s parents opened Budapest’s first private café, the Café Pierrot in the Buda Castle.

Roy joined the family business in 2006 and thanks to Roy’s strategic mindset and leadership, since then the company has grown and developed, and today owns 20 restaurants, cafés, terraces and 2 boutique hotels in Budapest, Vienna and Marbella. There are approximately 500 employees working in the group.

The company is currently working on its new location opening in Budapest, the Spíler Buda in the MOM Shopping Mall.

The Zsidai Group is also partner for international groups like the Jamie Oliver Group, the Kempinski Hotels and the Hungarian State Opera House.
For more information about the group please visit www.zsidai.com

Zsidai Group

Gastronomy is our profession, but it is also our life’s passion. For decades we have made it our goal to resuscitate Hungarian cuisine and restore its glorious, pre-war reputation - a thrilling era when Károly Gundel and Auguste Escoffier were colleagues. Slowly, we are re-creating this story. It all began on Fortuna Street in the Buda Castle, where an elegant restaurant named Pierrot opened in 1982... At the moment twelve restaurants, cafés, terraces and two boutique hotels belong to the group. Each of our restaurants has its own personality both in cuisine and design. In 2017 we entered the international gastro scene with our openings in Vienna, Austria and Marbella, Spai