Magdalena Gessler

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Magdalena Gessler
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Born Magdalena Daria Ikonowicz
(1953-07-10) 10 July 1953 (age 63)
Warsaw, Poland
Education Academy of Fine Arts in Madrid
Spouse(s) 1st - Volkhart Müller
2nd - Piotr Gessler
Culinary career

Magdalena Daria Gessler (née Ikonowicz, also known as Magda Gessler; born July 10, 1953) is a Polish television personality, restaurateur and painter.[1] Gessler is known for presenting TV programme Kuchenne rewolucje (Polish version of Kitchen Nightmares) and judging in MasterChef.

Biography[edit]

Born in Poland to an Italian-Polish father Mirosław Ikonowicz[2] and a Russian mother Olga Borkowska,[2] Magda Gessler grew up in Sofia. Her father was a journalist and mother was a chef. In 1972 Gessler settled in Madrid, where she graduated from Academy of Fine Arts.[3]

In the 1980s she married German journalist Volkhart Müller. After his death Magda Gessler returned to Poland and married Polish restaurateur Piotr Gessler.

Her current partner is a Polish - Canadian doctor, Waldemar Kozerawski.[4] Gessler has two children: Tadeusz and Lara.

Her restaurants include: Zielnik Cafe, U Fukiera, Słodki... Słony, Ale Gloria, Venezia, Jadka (all in Warsaw), Polka in Żelazowa Wola and Kryształowa in Katowice.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Kuchenne rewolucje, Polish TV programme, 2009-2010
  2. ^ a b Z perspektywy Wenus, interview with Magda Gessler, 2008
  3. ^ Adam Grzeszak & Anna Szulc - Zaklęte rewiry, Polityka, November 10, 2001
  4. ^ Dzień dobry TVN, interview with Magda Gessler, 2010