With an advanced set of knowledge in Business Administration and Marketing Communications, qualifications gained from an initial desire to pursue a career in Business, Radu has graduated his Bachelor’s Degree at Regents University London and Master’s Degree at University of Westminster.

His desire to pursue a career in business & marketing has radically shifted, leading the young lad to the aspiring world of gastronomy

Chef Radu graduated from Le Cordon Bleu with a Grand Diplôme de Cuisine et Pâtisserie, followed by a Diploma in Culinary Management, becoming an Alumni of this iconic culinary institute, in 2015.

A timeframe after opening KAIAMO:

After only 9 months since its opening, Gault & Millau Romania has included KAIAMO in Top 3 Best Restaurants existing in our country, offering us 3 toques (equivalent of 1 Michelin star).


KAIAMO becomes part of THE WORLD’S 50 BEST Family, the internationally acclaimed Gastronomic Guide created by San Pellegrino, just before our 1st year anniversary.
Through the ‘50 BEST DISCOVERY’ project KAIAMO has been included in Top 1,000 BEST locations in the World.

Chef Radu Ionescu is given the title of ‘Great Chefs of Tomorrow’ by Gault & Millau Romania

2019 – His efforts are acknowledged by the Romanian Red Cross. Her Majesty Margareta, Custodian of the Crown and Patron of the Red Cross in Romania officially makes Chef Radu Ionescu a “Friend of the Red Cross” for his continuous pro-bono humanitarian efforts.


KAIAMO supports local community during the national lockdown.
Chef Radu Ionescu starts a humanitarian campaign, helping people in the first line battling COVID-19. He receives the medal “Servo Per Amikeco” from the International Police Association for support offered to local police, medical staff & emergency services.

2020 – Chef Radu has also been included in the Forbes 30 Under 30 Top, a 2020 project under the FORBES signature, aiming to underline the stories of the most successful young professionals in Romania.

2020 – Chef Radu becomes part of International Porsche Family and is selected as a Brand Ambassador for Romania in order to create the “Discover The Unknown” series. This project is part of Official Porsche Taycan 2020 Tour and is created by Porsche-Deutschland, in collaboration with Das Erste (German National Television).


Chef Radu & KAIAMO are included in La Liste, under the abbreviation of “Outstanding Cuisine”, the team’s efforts being recognized by this prestigious French Gastronomic Entity.


Chef Radu & the entire team at KAIAMO engages in an effort to support Ukrainian refugees with food, shelter, medicine, baby supplies, clothes and provisions in order to offer comfort and protection to the ones affected by the war close to Romania’s borders. Furthermore, the team at KAIAMO managed to offer working part time and full-time contracts to refugees from Ukraine, thus providing a long-term stability to the ones that were most vulnerable throughout those times.

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