24. January 2022

Croatian chef Marko Đurašević member of a jury at Food’in Sud in Marseille

Taste the Mediterranean, the city of Split and Croatia will be represented at Food’in Sud (23-25 January) in Marseille by chef Marko Đurašević. Along with chef Lionel Levy, president of Gourméditerranée and four other renowned French chefs, Đurašević will be a member of the jury of the competition “Le trophée des Apprentis par Gourméditerranée”, which will evaluate the culinary performances of eight well-known chefs and their young apprentices. The winning pair of mentors and students will be rewarded by a participation as guests to the 10th Festival Taste the Mediterranean in Split, from 4 to 9 October 2022.

This synergy of “teachers and students” will include, among others, chef Coline Faulquier, whose restaurant Signature was awarded a Michelin star last year, while the Gault & Millau guide awarded her with a Trophy of the Young Talent of the Year in 2017. Chef Faulquier was a guest at Taste the Mediterranean Festival in October last year. During the Festival chef Marko Đurašević was the host of a six hands dinner held in Kinoteka, the renowned restaurant in Split where he arrived after more than twenty years of experience in leading restaurants in Madrid, Barcelona and Paris. With his attractive fusion of Japanese and Mediterranean cuisine chef Đurašević captivates his guests.

The Salon Food’in Sud is the leading Mediterranean fair in France that brings together professionals from the culinary, hospitality and hotel industries, tourism and food distribution. It is held every two years in Marseille, the second largest French city and the capital of Provence, the most lucrative tourist region in the world. The city is known for its culinary tradition and creative chefs who change gastronomy with their ideas and innovations. Numerous exhibitors and visitors choose Food’in Sud because of the rich program of events and the opportunity to present their products, gain new knowledge and exchange ideas. The best French and foreign chefs demonstrate live the preparation of Mediterranean specialties, while hotels, restaurants, bakeries and confectioneries, delicatessen producers and distributors look for new business partners and clients. “We are pleased to participate in this year’s Food’in Sud where we will present and promote Split and Dalmatia as an attractive Mediterranean destination. We are especially proud that the first prize for the winners of the competition between chefs and their apprentices is a participation at our Taste the Mediterranean Festival in Split, ”says Ingrid Badurina Danielsson, director of the Festival.

Photo: Jadran Babić for TTM