Chefs and guests 2020

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

Ivan Pažanin

Chef Ivan Pažanin

Chef from Split, also known as a member of the jury in the gastro show “Tri, dva, jedan, kuhaj!” (“Three, two, one, cook!”), discovered his love of cooking in childhood by watching his grandmother and mother. He began his exciting gastronomic journey at the age of 18, when he went to work on an icebreaker → Read more

Marin Rendić

Chef Marin Rendić

The owner and chef of the restaurant Bistro Apetit by Marin Rendić in Zagreb has been present on the domestic gastronomic scene for 22 years. He went from being chef in numerous restaurants throughout the Adriatic and in the continental part of Croatia, running his own restaurant Pepenero in Novigrad to training in the famous → Read more

Chef María José San Román

Chef María José San Román

Although she graduated from the Faculty of Law and Language, the Spanish chef is today one of those responsible for positioning the city of Alicante and the province of Valencia on the map of Spanish haute cuisine. María José San Román owns 4 restaurants in Alicante. She received a Michelin star for Monastrell in 2003. → Read more

Chef Jerko Roso

Chef Jerko Roso

Chef of the Briig Hotel in Split gained his love of cooking on his native island of Brač. After graduating from the high school of catering in Split, he specialized in gastronomy, and obtained a certificate of meat experts. The butcher’s skills are a great complement to his culinary creativity, which he developed while working → Read more

Sandra Tahirović

Chef Sandra Tahirović

Sandra Tahirović is a chef from Split. She and her husband Dana Tahirović are the owners and chefs of the Zora bila restaurant, crowned with 3 Gault & Millau toques. This private and business tandem proves that great success comes with a lot of effort. Zorabila is today one of the most respected restaurants in → Read more

Ippei Uemura, ©DavidGirard.photographe

Chef Ippei Uemura

Born in Kyoto, chef Ippei Uemura has shaped his cooking style between his roots and his travels. After spending a decade learning traditional Japanese cuisine in the land of the rising sun, the chef traveled all over the world before settling in Marseille in 2003. Today, Ippei is the most “Marseillais Japanese” and the most → Read more

Fabricio Vežnaver

Chef Fabricio Vežnaver

Winner of the Gault&Millau Croatia Great Chef of Tomorrow trophy, Fabricio Vežnaver, is the owner and chef of the Pergola restaurant in a small Istrian village of Zambratija, crowned with 3 Gault&Millau toques. He has dedicated his whole life to the love of cooking and continues to approach each new culinary creation with exactly the → Read more