Our history dates back to the interwar period, to the year 1926 to be precise,
when Józef Baster established his own beer bottling plant in Zbożowa Street,
in Kraków, as the representative of The Habsburg Archducal Brewery.
Our history dates back to the interwar period, to the year 1926 to be precise, when Józef Baster established his own beer bottling plant in Zbożowa Street, in Kraków, as the representative of The Habsburg Archducal Brewery.
His company had a very modern beer bottling plant, and also manufactured soda water, orangeade and lemonade.
We would like our beer to refer to those vintage tastes and bring back that well-established quality.
You will find Baster Restaurant in Szeroka Street, that is in the very heart of Krakow's Kazimierz District. We created this place for our local guests as well as visitors from all over the world who find Krakow a place worth seeing. Kazimierz is a very popular attraction, especially Szeroka Street for its rich and long history. Each alley has its own interesting story about people who once lived here, socialised and ran their businesses when Szeroka was still teeming with life. That is why we have preserved the characteristic and charmful atmosphere, as reference to Józef Baster’s history and the family brand that we bring back to life by launching the production of our Baster craft beer.
Krakow in the times of Galicia was rich with influences from Austria, Hungary, Ukraine, Jewish and Lemko culture. It is part of our identity that contributed to the nature of Krakow's culinary history. Beer was a common drink that was considered great for all occasions.
Head Chef at Baster Restaurant.
He learned the culinary arts under the guidance of the most famous and respected Polish Chefs (Adam Chrząstowski, Andrzej Polan and Robert Sowa), but his love for cooking began at home - a farm near Krakow, where he first came into contact with the culinary tradition of Malopolska and where he learnt the secrets and value of organic farming. For years, he has been consistently promoting local cuisine and regional products. His main inspirations areL old recipes, studying local traditions and traveling.
Finalist of Polish and foreign culinary competitions; one of his recent achievements is a bronze medal in the national selection of Bocuse d'Or Poland 2021. In 2012, he won the 1st place in the 10th National Competition of Young Culinary Art Talents L'art de la Cusine Martell and a nomination for the Polish Culinary Cup.
Łukasz leads two teams of experienced and talented chefs; Biała Róża Restaurant and Baster Restaurant in Krakow.