Barnabas Bako

Barnabas Bako

Barnabas Bako

Barney was born in Budapest, Hungary where at the age of 14 he went to train in a Hospitality school to become a professional waiter. In order to travel and gain further experience in fine dining Barney joined a cruise line in 1996.

After spending 4 years at sea he decided dry land was looking more appealing so in 2000 he moved to Grand Cayman and started at the Wharf where he worked for 2 years. 2002 proved to be the start of a longstanding friendship as he joined Ragazzi and met Federico. In 2007 Barney was promoted to manager and joined the new sister restaurant, Luca at the Caribbean Club continuing to work alongside Federico. In 2009 he moved to Bermuda and then on to Switzerland in 2010 continuing in a management role as well as completing a professional qualification in Restaurant Management.

After 6 years, Barney returned to Cayman to team up again with his good friend Fede to open their first restaurant together, Bacaro. Barney’s attention to detail and passionate outlook leaves guest with a memorable dining experience.