Chefs and guests 2020

Leila Krešić-Jurić

Leila Krešić-Jurić

Leila Krešić-Jurić is the director of the international health tourism event HTI Conference & Expo and the European initiative that promotes health tourism – European HTI Summit. She is fascinated by tourism, committed to excellence and sustainable tourism growth, thus creating opportunities for professional networking and tourism development through her work experience in the private → Read more

Višnja Ljubičić

Višnja Ljubičić

A law graduate with three decades of work experience in managerial positions at the Ministry of Defense and the Office for Human Rights of the Republic of Croatia, has been the Gender Equality Ombudsperson for the last nine years. She participated in the drafting of the first Law on Gender Equality, as well as other → Read more

Olja Martinić

Olja Martinić

Olja Martinić, a dietitian and nutritionist, is the owner of the “Olja” nutrition counseling center and the author of four books focused on food. As a healthcare professional, she is mostly dedicated to dietetics (patient nutrition). Outside of healthcare, she promotes the Mediterranean diet and, through appearances and articles, seeks to improve the eating habits → Read more

Nikolina Putica

Nikolina Putica

The young hope of the gastronomic scene is one of the first winners of the Raise the Bar scholarship, a project launched by Coca-Cola HBC Croatia in cooperation with the Budi Foodie foundation, with the aim of raising a quality workforce in the hospitality and tourism industry. Nikolina Putica is the first of the scholarship → Read more

Joško Stella

Joško Stella

The director of the Split-Dalmatia County Tourist Board, Joško Stella, became well acquainted with all the potentials for the development of tourism in his County in two decades of work in the tourism sector. The strategy for the development of cultural tourism, the development of ethno – eco villages, the revitalisation and promotion of fortifications → Read more

Ivica Vlatković

Ivica Vlatković

Olive grower amateur and owner of a little olive oil production, Ivica Vlatković is actually a MD, specialist in gynecology and obstetrics. His oils got numerous awards in national and international competitions. He has been a correspondent for MASLINA (Olive) magazine for many years, with a focus on educating olive growers and encouraging them to → Read more

Alen Gulan, Siniša Koceić

Alen Gulan and Siniša Koceić

Sommeliers Alen Gulan and Siniša Koceić will guide wine tastings of Spanish wines, heroic wines from extreme positions and lost indigenous varieties at the festival Taste the Mediterranean. The owners and partners of the company VinoLike and the Split wine shop Winebox have worked for years in renowned domestic wine houses as wine consultants, and → Read more

Beatriz Gonzales

Chef Beatriz Gonzales

This chef of Mexican roots, with an address in Paris, has been attracted to the world of gastronomy since she was a child. After graduating from the Paul Bocuse Institute, she worked in various top restaurants, such as Lucas Carton in Paris (3 * Michelin). Today, she owns the Neva Cuisine and Coretta restaurants, also → Read more

Sonja Karoglan Todorović

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

Chefica Dragica Lukin

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 → Read more