Chefs and guests 2019

Top chefs and guests from the world of gastronomy, tourism and culture will participate at the festival Taste the Mediterranean 2019.

Lionel Levy

Chef Lionel Levy

Rightfully seen as the leader of the new Mediterranean cuisine, Lionel Levy learned his trade from internationally acclaimed chefs such as Éric Fréchon and Alain Ducasse. Having moved to Marseille in 1999 the city has become his adopted home and it is here that he has gained mastery of the local cuisine-the result being a → Read more

Chef Ippei Uemura

Originally coming from Kyoto, he moved to France in 2003 and fell in love with French cuisine. In 2009 he opened his restaurant Tabi No Yume in Marseille. He is a member of Gourméditerranée, an Association of chefs and restaurateurs from Marseille and Provence, since 2013. In 2017, Gault&Millau France named him the Young talent → Read more

Sonja Karoglan Todorović

Mrs. Sonja Karoglan Todorović is an experienced international consultant with project references on rural development, nature/environmental protection, sustainable agriculture and food policy. She is an agronomist and landscape architect and has provided services to the European Commission, World Bank, UN agencies (FAO and UNDP), as well as a number of European governments. She has been → Read more

Riccardo Franciolini

Dr Riccardo Franciolini

After graduating in Medieval History, I was working as a cheesemaker on an organic farm, and working as an expert in town planning and supporting the Zapatista communities in Chiapas. In the same period, he participated in the caravan Terra e libertà/Critical wine and got the qualification of sommelier. He then re-joined my studies with → Read more

Mira Šemić

Mira Šemić

Renowned sommelier Mira Šemić began to intensively study wines thirty years ago and has, in the course of her decades-long career, visited all the leading wine regions of the world. She opened a prestigious restaurant Monroe in the centre of Ljubljana, which represented a turning point in the development of catering industry in Slovenia. The → Read more

Brigida Marovelli

Brigida Marovelli

Brigida Marovelli has been awarded her PhD in Social Anthropology at Brunel University, West London, UK, with a thesis exploring the dynamic relationship between place, history and landscape in an urban food market, Catania, Sicily. Addressing these notions her work engages in a complex discussion about the market as social system, in which the cultural → Read more

Ana Zenić

Ana Zenić

Ana Zenic is an international interior designer specializing in contemporary and traditional interiors for residential and commercial use. After studying science in Los Angeles and living in Germany and France, Ana came to London in 1985 to study Interior Design at Inchbald School and Chelsea College of Art. She has a Sotheby School Diploma where → Read more