Chefs and guests 2020

Zlatko Marinović

Chef Zlatko Marinović

Few chefs know the richness of the Adriatic sea better than Zlatko Marinović, the owner of the cult restaurant “Noštromo”, a favorite gathering place for seafood lovers located right next to the Split fish market. A former diver and Captain of the national spearfishing team, in his restaurant chef Marinović turns wigs, sea urchins and → 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

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


Chef Fabricio Vežnaver

The Gault & Millau Croatia Chef of the year 2021, Fabricio Vežnaver, has once again confirmed that his culinary career is on the rise. The owner and chef of the restaurant Pergola, located in the small Istrian village of Zambratija, has devoted his whole life to the love of cooking and he prepares every new → Read more

Chef Stjepan Vukadin

This year was especially successful for chef Stjepan Vukadin. In June he presented the Croatian gastronomy at the Kuzina Mediterranean Food Festival in Mount Halkidiki, in Greece, he was selected among hundreds of candidates as one of 3 members of the jury of the new Masterchef season that will be on TV at the end → Read more

Hrvoje Zirojević

Chef Hrvoje Zirojević

Hrvoje Zirojević, the Gault&Millau Croatia Chef of the Year 2019 was born in Split. His mother and grandmother “infected” him with cooking from an early age. Today, he is one of the most respected Croatian chefs. To the great delight of his followers from the beginning of this year he has become the chef of → Read more

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

H.E. Alonso Dezcallar Mazarredo

H.E. Alonso Dezcallar Mazarredo

The Ambassador of the Kingdom of Spain in Croatia H.E. Alonso Dezcallar Mazarredo came to Croatia two years ago, after a long diplomatic career around the world. He entered diplomacy in 1985 and served in diplomatic missions in Peru, Italy, Morocco, and Uruguay. From South America to Africa, Mr. Dezcallar Mazarredo has represented his country’s → Read more

Jan de Jong, Photo: Milan Sabic/PIXSELL

Jan de Jong

Jan de Jong moved to Croatia in 2006 at age 22 when he founded M+ Group. Today, M+ Group has a listing on the Zagreb Stock Exchange and employs over 8.000 people across the region. After he made his successful exit from M+ Group in 2016, he founded Webpower Adria – the first company in the → Read more

Ivana Kolar

Ivana Kolar

Director of Julius Rose d.o.o. deals with consulting and project management in tourism, also with the development of new value. For many years she was the director of Terme Tuhelj, where she led the business and development of the center, including managing large investment projects and transforming the facility into the largest continental resort 4* → Read more