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 Federation, Dragica Lukin is a licensed judge at numerous international confectionery and culinary competitions. When she is in Umag, she runs a pastry shop Villa Soši together with her son. It is a cult pastry shop in Umag, located within the market where locals drink their morning coffee.
Behind chef Lukin is an enviable business career and she started working in gastronomy when she was 14 years old. The proof of her success is in dozens of awards, charters and recognitions that she has received in her long career, such as the title of International Knight of Culinary Arts of Southeast Europe and the Mediterranean, as well as the Special Award for the Promotion of Croatian Gastronomy and Patisserie she received this year from Gault&Millau Croatia.