A geographical indication (GI) is a sign used on agricultural products that have a specific geographical origin and have qualities or a reputation that are due to that origin. Original products are endorsed and certified by the Turkish Patent Institute.
As the Frankie group, we feel it’s our obligation and duty to claim responsibility for our rich regional legacy dating back thousands of years and home to numerous civilizations. We support the certification of agricultural products so that they don’t become extinct or adulterated in order to maintain their purity. As a result, we support regional producers and have carried their products to our kitchen and bar. For example, we do this by purchasing cheese from Ezine to watermelon from Diyarbakır, etc.
While we protect our producers from unfair competition by supporting geographical indication products, at the same time, we build awareness and afford our discerning customers the opportunity to enjoy pure and unadulterated seasonal culinary delights, who in turn can then share their experiences with the rest of the world.
We are proud and honored to play a leading role in taking responsibility for enhancing the awareness of Turkey’s geographic indication products. We will continue to endorse and build awareness of geographical indication products with new generations and strive in our efforts to ensure that they find their rightful place in society.
We owe a debt of gratitude to the Metro Gross Market group for continuously sharing their wealth of knowledge with us and in assisting us in procuring our products.
Demirel, later, kickstarted his restaurant Tabla in İstanbul (2014), with a clear objective to present his renderings of classic recipes from Turkish cuisine. He is currently the executive chef at Frankie Istanbul, which is a prominent venue that allows him to experiment further to marry the traditional and modern techniques. Demirel’s vision is to create an up to date and contemporary cuisine while taking into account four elementary aspects of that effects food: the roots, the traditions, today and the future.