Beyond the Badge: The Story of Growth and Success at Hafiz Mustafa

Hafiz Mustafa 1864 is known for crafting delectable Turkish confectionaries and nurturing future leaders. We are proud to share a story with the spirit of our treasure, a story in the texture of our 160-year heritage. This is the story of Ercan Gecid’s journey to leadership at Hafiz Mustafa.

Ercan’s career path reflects the educational philosophy of Hafiz Mustafa’s culture. Its frontispiece marks a year of effort, growth, and achievement, telling a story of the drive for excellence. His batches are chapters of his evolution through the Hafiz Mustafa Academy, leading to his role as a manager today. 

Hafiz Mustafa, established in 1864, is a fusion of learning, a 160-year-old academy where leadership cultivation is ingrained. Our culture is steeped in the DNA of our school, where advancement is an opportunity and a culture. We are proud to be an academy that values and nurtures each member, preparing them for greatness.

Our founder, Hafiz Mustafa, was a pioneer in the culinary world and a lighthouse of learning. His diplomas from Exposition Internationale Du Confort Dans L’habitation Liege 1928 and Exposition Internationale Moderne Paris in 1928 are the sparks that ignited a sincere dedication to education within Hafiz Mustafa. The legacy continues to grow, helping every employee be a potential leader.

Hafiz Mustafa was founded in 1864 and has a rich history dating back over a century and a half. We remain dedicated to fostering a culture of continuous learning and development. At Hafiz Mustafa, we believe that every team member is a valued member of our family, deserving of the opportunity to flourish and thrive.

Avni Ongurlar at Hafiz Mustafa Academy

Hafiz Mustafa 1864 

Hafiz Mustafa’s Diploma

Exposition Du Confort Moderne, Paris 1928

As our esteemed board chairman, Avni Ongurlar, said, Hafiz Mustafa is a cultural institution and a global ambassador for Turkish hospitality and excellence. With customers hailing worldwide, our team members have the unique opportunity to interact with diverse cultures and forge meaningful connections. The Hafiz Mustafa Academy shows our belief in lifelong learning, offering comprehensive training beyond the culinary arts to address all facets of life. The academy carefully plans and promotes each team member’s future, making the path to management an attainable reality.

Ercan Gecid’s badges present his journey through the Hafiz Mustafa Academy and vividly remind us of our enduring culture. When you visit a Hafiz Mustafa branch, please take a moment to observe our teammates’ badges. Each badge tells a story, representing a fragment of Hafiz Mustafa’s rich culture and our collective spirit of progress. They signify personal accomplishments and our heritage, motivating and influencing everyone entering our centennial culture.