Chef who was awarded Best Restaurant by TimeOut Istanbul in 2001 and 2006 and Best Bar by the same publication in 2002 and 2004.
He trained as a chef for 8 years in the United States and studied Hotel, Restaurant and Institutional Management at the Johnson & Wales University from 1990 to 1993.
He opened his first restaurant in Turkey in the mid-1990s called Downtown. He then opened Lokanta and Mikla. He has over 50,000 followers on his gursmehmet Instagram account.
He had a Turkish father and a Finnish-Swedish mother.
He and Burak Ozdemir are both chefs fro Turkey.