Chef – Instructor


Stanislav Kubarev is a Chef Instructor at the Culinary Arts Institute at Varna University of Management in Bulgaria. Open minded and creative individual, with over 10 years of experience in the industry, who is happy to share his skills and knowledge with passionate students and food enthusiasts.

He started his culinary carrier in New Zealand, learning his craft at the Wellington Technology Institute and NZ School of Food and Wine, alongside with working in a couple of good restaurants and the 5-star Intercontinental Hotel in Wellington. He benefited a lot from his studies, as New Zealand cuisine is a fusion of British, French and Asian techniques, ingredients and flavours.

Chef Stanislav continued his career in his hometown Saint Petersburg, Russia, working for haute French and Italian cuisine restaurants. Starting as Chef de Partie up to Sous-Chef positions, he absorbed as much knowledge as possible from talented Russian and European head chefs that he had the honour to work with. After a few years, he started a job at the high-level private culinary school SWISSAM as chef instructor and soon realised that his passion is not limited only to learning and practicing the art of cooking, but to share his knowledge and help raise the level of education and consciousness of people from the industry and amateurs alike.

In 2016, Chef Stanislav moved to Varna, Bulgaria and started his current position at the Culinary Arts Institute, helping a lot for the development of the culinary programmes. He continued his self-development by taking a 5-month practice at the 2 Michelin star Portuguese restaurant Vila Joya in 2017. Chef Stanislav keeps current in new cooking technologies, techniques and ideas by constantly researching and practicing his craft.

Chef Stanislav is extremely active in taking part in local and international food fairs, festivals and culinary competitions. One of his recent achievements is the winning of two gold medals at the International Aegean Culinary Championship in Aydin, Turkey in 2018. One advice that Chef Stanislav is always happy to share with his students is: “Life is too short, so you have to enjoy what you are doing”.