Chefs and speakers of the special edition Taste the Mediterranean/HTI, Rovinj 2017

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 the French cuisine. In 2009 he opened his restaurant Tabi No Yume, where he shares Japanese technic of cutting the fish and combines it with French tradition. He is a member of Gourmediteranee since 2013. → Read more

Mira Šemić

Mira Šemić

In the neighboring Slovenia, Mira Šemić is a wine legend. She started to, as she says, “intensively” to deal with wines 25 years ago, when it was not yet one of the leading trends. She visited almost all wine regions of the world, and has especially good knowledge of the wines from Australia and New → Read more

Kunty Moureau

Kunty Moureau

Belgian food Mood Belgian Food Mood is a new brand label created by Kunty Moureau (Art & Design Curator) in 2016, which promotes food designers or design’s project defending the preservation of human-nature ties, searching for no further waste, struggling to be sustainable, and keeping our traditions alive. Belgium are for centuries a land of → 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

Chef Filippo Saporito

Chef Filippo Saporito, from the famous gastronomic region of Tuscany, is crowned with one Michelin star and is the main chef at the restaurant La Leggenda dei Frati near Florence. He developed his skills of subtle invention whilst working in, and contributing to, some of Italy’s finest kitchens, including the famed Albergaccio di Castellina in → Read more

Chef Fernando Perez Arellano

Chef Fernando Perez Arellano developed most of his experience working in different countries. Having trained in some of Europe’s best restaurants such as “Patrick Guilbaud “(Dublin),” Le Gavroche “(London),” Don Alfonso 1890 “(Naples), “Maison Pic” (Valence) and “Can Fabes “(Barcelona) he gained the experience required to take on his own restaurant. In September, 2005 he → Read more

Chef Xavier Boyer

Boasting a biography brimming with Michelin stars and senior roles at some of the world’s most celebrated French restaurants was appointed as a chef of the revered The Peninsula Hong Kong’s legendary Gaddi’s in February 2016. Xavier Boyer brings with him close to 20 years of experience at a succession of the finest modern French → Read more

Željana Udovičić

Ms. Zeljana Udovicic has more than fifteen years of experience in travel and leisure industry, including hotel and agency sales, special events management; from organization of festivals, meetings, lifestyle events to wedding and high end parties planning; public relations, branding, marketing and social media. Over the years, as a part of the team, she has → Read more