About Us

Atlantica events & private dining by Deniz Kurt.

Atlantica is an event and private dining organization agency. 

Deniz Kurt. organizes your private dining and corporate events, consults clients requesting short and long term private chef employment for their private estates, ski chalets, vacation houses and provides consultancy regarding the qualifications of the candidates you select.

From family gatherings to business dinings, special occasions to themed celebrations and a romantic dinner to events showcasing local cuisine, as well as long-term chefs for your home; Atlantica operates with the mission of bringing together its clients with the right solutions tailored to their demands and needs.

We provide chef consultancy services under two categories:

  • Consultancy for the Long-term chef placement
  • Consultancy for the Short-term chef placement
  • If you would like your private or corporate events to be organized by us, please contact us.

For detailed information, please see Terms and Fees.

Atlantica aims to raise the standards of both private chefs and clients to the highest possible level with a vision shaped by Deniz Kurt, the founder of Atlantica who has more than 10 years of private chef and superyacht chef experience.


Deniz Kurt has had a successful career over 10 years as a private chef/superyacht chef, before establishing the Atlantica Events & Private Dining. 

She graduated from MSA Culinary Arts Academy of Istanbul. Here she compeleted her basic culinary education. Then she completed advanced Italian cuisine education in the Italian culinary school Alma La Scuola Internazionale Di Cucina Italiana, becoming a master of Italian Cuisine and obtained a 'Professional Italian Chef Diploma'.
Following her Italian cuisine education, she began to work  in “Il Marchesino” inside La Scala Theatre located at the heart of Milano; Il Marchesino was owned by the legendary Italian chef Gualtiero Marchesi who was granted Italy’s first Michelin Star and the first 3 Michelin Stars since 70’s. Following this, she worked in Armani Nobu Milano which is the Milan branch of the restaurant chain owned by the famous Japanese Chef, Nobu Matsuhisa.
After these restaurant experiences, she was able to combine her passion for the seas and her career by joining well-known superyachts ranging from 24 to 90 meters. She has sailed over 50.000 nautical miles around the world including 6 Atlantic Crossings.

Since 2013, she has appeared as a food and travel writer in Aktüel, Naviga, Ceyms magazines, and as of 2015, she has been a writer for YACHT Turkey magazine. Her articles on gastronomy are occasionally published in some newspapers and magazines such as Hürriyet and Oksijen. By publishing her cookery book called 'Wet Menu' in 2021, she brought to the reader the food history, stories and food culture of all the coasts she visited around the world, by embellishing them with recipes from those countries. She broadcast a 26-episode food and travel TV series for Beingurme TV channel in the 2021-2022.