Committee Member: Adil Avunduk

Adil Avunduk

Palm Beach - GM at Sant Ambroeus

Adil Avunduk is a long way from his birthplace of Istanbul. But he’s been with Palm Beach’s Sant Ambroeus restaurant now for 10 years, and “loves every part of it.” he hopes to help grow that brand in all of South Florida—not to mention build his own traditional place.


Any notes on your education?

Lycee Francais Saint Joseph in Istanbul
Lynn University Boca Raton

Favorite sport to watch?

Tennis or soccer (European league).

Favorite sport to play?


Best vacation ever?

Anytime sailing around Greek Islands.

Dream trip destination?

African Safari.

Favorite dessert?

Anything with chocolate.

Underrated food?

Turkish food should be more popular.

Favorite TV show as a kid?

Charles in Charge.

Favorite movies?

Forrest Gump
The Big Blue
Shawshank Redemption

Favorite actress and or actor?

Meryl Streep

Most impressive live performance you ever saw?

Michael Jackson.

Car you drive now?

Volvo (safety first).

Car you’d like to drive?

Bugatti Roadster 1938.

Got a favorite watch?

Rolex—a gift from my wife.

Summer drink of choice?


Winter drink of choice?

Old fashioned.

Bourbon or scotch?


Vodka or gin?



Aqua Di Parma Ginepro di Sardegna.

Favorite beach?

Harbor Island Pink Sand Beach.

Best work advice you ever got?

Always respect everyone, and praise publicly but criticize privately.