Chefs and guests 2020

Biljana Borzan

Biljana Borzan

Biljana Borzan is a Croatian Member of the European Parliament, politician and a doctor. She was born is Osijek, where she graduated from the Zagreb University’s Faculty of Medicine in Osijek and specialized in occupational and sports medicine. She is a doctor of medicine at the Osijek Community Health Centre since 1997. From 2001 to → Read more

Beatriz Gonzales

Chef Beatriz Gonzales

This chef of Mexican roots, with an address in Paris, has been attracted to the world of gastronomy since she was a child. After graduating from the Paul Bocuse Institute, she worked in various top restaurants, such as Lucas Carton in Paris (3 * Michelin). Today, she owns the Neva Cuisine and Coretta restaurants, also → Read more

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

Chefica Dragica Lukin

Chef Dragica Lukin

Dragica Lukin is one of the best ambassadors of Croatian gastronomy and patisserie in the world. Today in Italy, tomorrow in Albania, the day after tomorrow in Ukraine, then back home, in Umag, cheerful, energetic, devoted to her job, she kept her enthusiasm. Member of the Croatian Culinary Academy and President of the Croatian Confectionery → Read more

Zlatko Marinović

Chef Zlatko Marinović

Few chefs know the richness of the underwater world so well and use it in cooking their dishes as Zlatko Marinović does. The former diver turns sea anemones, sea urchins and rare shells into imaginative rhapsodies on plates in his Split restaurant Noštromo, where he most frequently creates the menu in accordance with the daily → Read more

Flora Mikula

Chef Flora Mikula

Flora Mikula is an owner and head chef of the restaurant Auberge Flora, in the eponymous hotel, near the Bastille in Paris. She grew up in Avignon, among the flavours and scents of Provence and Mediterranean dishes that are today the backbone of her cuisine. As a very young, she began to take an interest → Read more

Vesna Miletić

Chef Vesna Miletić

Winner of the Gault&Millau Croatia Traditional cuisine chef of the year 2019 trophy, Vesna Miletić, is the chef of the Tač Restaurant in Zagreb, crowned with 3 Gault&Millau toques. She graduated from University of Zagreb, Faculty of Political Science and worked in the tourism sector for 15 years. But her love of food and cooking → Read more

Keiko Nagae

Pastry chef Keiko Nagae

After graduating from law school in Tokyo, her love for pastry led Keiko Nagae to enroll at the Cordon Bleu School in Paris. Immediately after finishing the school, chef Nagae started working in the famous Parisian pastry shop Ladurée. She collaborated with Pierre Gagnaire in 2002 at the opening of the Sketch restaurant in London. → Read more

Monika Ninčević

Chef Monika Ninčević

Monika Ninčević is for sure one of the youngest Croatian chefs. She is only 20 and she is the chef de cuisine “No 20 Restaurant & Bar” in the ACI marina Piškera in the Kornati archipelago. The young woman, who attended the famous culinary school Le Cordon Bleu in London, found in Dalmatia the opportunity → Read more

Chef Dina Nikolaou

Chef Dina Nikolaou

Although she studied economics and marketing in Paris, her love of gastronomy led Greek Dina Nikolaou to the Cordon Bleu school in Paris. Shortly after graduation, chef Nikolaou and her sister Maria started Eva Evane – a Greek restaurant in Paris, which has 2 Gault & Millau toques. In Greece the chef became famous for → Read more