Asen Fidanov CHAUSHEV

Born on Oct. 26, 1946 in the village of Tchepintsi, Rudozem municipality, Plovdiv district. Married, has one son and one daughter.

Completed the High school for public catering in Smolyan 1962. Took courses in trade policy in Plovdiv 1963 and in Sofia 1965. Technologist in the Regional Cooperative Union - Smolyan 1968. Director of the "Rozhen" complex -Pamporovo 1969-71. Worked as a chef in Zlatni Pyasatsi 1971-73. Director of restaurant "Sofia" in Budapest 1973-75. Director of restaurant "Sofia" in Warsaw 1975-79. Director of restaurant "Rubin" in Sofia 1983-84. Director of restaurant "Moulin Pique" in Zurich, Switzerland 1984-85. Director of restaurant "Restaurant Wagon" in Germany 1985-89. Took course in restaurant management, USA 1989.

President of the General Main Office of the Branch Trade Unions in Bulgaria since 1989. Member of the "Europe" academy and of the Governing Council of the European Federation of Independent Trade Unions.

Publications: "Luxurious Cuisine", "In the World of Culinary Art", "Religious Arguments". Awards: "Order of Labour" 1984 and 1989.

Leisure interests: cookery.