For diners at his restaurants, Nusrat Gox cut a charismatic figure – hanging out with celebrities and throwing over £ 700 steaks with his signature.
But the clever Turkish chef – known to millions of his followers as Salt Bee – was brought up in a poor family that forced him to drop out of school at the age of 10.
This week, Nasr at China, 38, opened its first UK restaurant in London’s Knightsbridge, bringing its total to 15 locations.
Wealthy diners gathered to try out his famous Tom Hawk steak, which was covered in 24 carat gold – despite the price of tears in his eyes – so that he could salt it with his arm in his trademark move. Bonds can be seen, although many people buy کو 9) and بر 100 burgers for Coke.
The triumphant inauguration is the latest chapter in a rags-to-riches story that took him from a butcher student to a fortune of 38 38 million, a palace in his native Istanbul and to take him between his restaurants in the UAE, Turkey. Saw a private plane. And all over the United States
Her videos – showing her skills with a butcher’s knife and topless exercise – have 11 million followers and she claims to have been stopped by 1,000 fans in one day.
Along with his black suit, trademark sunglasses and ever-present cigar, the walking chef has also called himself the Salt Father, publishing several parodies of the classic mafia film The Godfather.
Here we take a look at the royal life of the father of nine, whose fans include David Beckham, Cristiano Ronaldo and Leonardo DiCaprio.
13 Butcher’s Apprentice.
Nusrat, the son of a miner, was one of five children born and raised in a small, impoverished suburb just east of Istanbul.
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His family expelled him from school due to financial pressure after primary school and he was forced to work from an early age.
At the age of 13, he was hired as a butcher’s apprentice, working long hours at Turkish steakhouses for the next decade before moving to Buenos Aires on a mission to learn more about meat.
He worked in restaurants without a job, eventually dreaming of becoming a chef in the United States.
“I’ve always wanted to open a restaurant,” Gox told NBC News.
In 2010, at the age of 27, he fulfilled his wish, opening his first Nasr at Steakhouse in Istanbul’s Attler neighborhood with only eight tables and 10 employees.
After meeting Turkish businessman Firth Sehnik, who was impressed with his food at the restaurant, he offered to invest. Nasr et al opened various locations in the Middle East, including Ankara, Doha and Dubai.
The sexiest butcher on Instagram.
Nusrat’s Salt Bee fame rose almost overnight in January 2017, when he posted a 36-second video called Ottoman Steak on Instagram.
The clip shows him cutting a bond steak and then performing his trademark move – his hand shape is “cobra-like” and rock salt is bouncing his arm over the meat.
Bruno Mars tweeted the video, which immediately went viral and garnered 2.4 million views overnight. It has now been viewed 17 million times.
The move اور and the classic white T-shirt and black jeans that will become Salt B’s working uniform پیدا gave rise to the nickname “Sexy Butcher on Instagram.”
“All my emotions come from inside the meat, when I put salt on the meat,” he once explained.
Walking with Beckham and charming DiCaprio.
Success means expansion in the United States, with restaurants in Dallas, Boston, Beverly Hills and New York, as well as Mykonos in Greece.
Celebrities, including Cristiano Ronaldo, David Beckham, DJ Khalid and Naomi Campbell, visited US outlets and a post on the firm’s Instagram showed Oscar-winning Leonardo DiCaprio mesmerized as his Tom Hawk was salted by chef. Is.
It also brought a trap of wealth, and in 2019, Nusrat distributed 36 36 million to the famous Micah Palace in Istanbul’s Sicily district.
After spending two years running his restaurants around the world, Nusrat announced that he wanted to spend more time in the Turkish city and moved into an apartment inside the palace that was once used by 20th-century playwright Abdullah Hamid Terhan. Was owned by, which was famous in Turkey. Great poet
He is thought to have a home in the United States, where he is often photographed with a private pool in Beverly Hills, as well as on horseback.
The busy chef is never seen behind the wheel of a car but travels in style – a video showing a pair of driver-driven Rolls-Royce worth over £ 250,000.
In the other, where he parodies a scene from The Godfather, he leads a large, luxurious house in a vintage model.
Nine children with mystery women?
In many of his posts, beautiful women are surrounded by diners and despite happily flirting with them, the love life of a Turkish chef is shrouded in mystery.
Recent photos show that he is dating model Candy Dennett, although he once claimed that he is too busy for a relationship, gets up at 3 in the morning and goes to the meat markets and only five at night. Takes an hour’s sleep.
“I’m so focused on meat that I can’t see a woman or anything,” he said. “I don’t have time for a girlfriend.”
But he recently posted a picture of himself surrounded by nine children, with the caption: “A man who doesn’t spend time with his family is not a real man.”
The photo, which included a newborn baby, reassures fans that the baby is her and other posts – including a little boy wearing a butcher’s apron and a shadow with the “future” caption – confirming it. Was visible
But whatever partner he chooses will have to contend with his first love, the flesh.
“I like meat. I can’t imagine life without meat. I eat meat seven days a week. Including breakfast,” he says. “I can’t finish my breakfast without smoking meat or sausage.”
Fortunately for Salt Bee, he’s not alone – and his customers’ love of meat has provided a great lifestyle and a great bank balance.
But he claims he is still the butcher’s son who scratched something in Istanbul.
“My life has not changed,” he told NBC News. “I still go to work from morning till midnight.”