‘Moja Kuhaona d.o.o.’ enables the encounter with complete culinary know-how and taste experiences of the Croatian cuisine by creating and organising culinary workshops. These workshops are intended to represent an innovative event offer for special interest tourists and visitors from abroad or from Croatia as well as for local residents. Specific workshops shall be tailored to diverse calendar events as well as to our participants’ interests. There will be exciting guest presentations and lecturers. A novelty in the market are food photography workshops.
It is our mission to promote the traditional Croatian cultural and gastronomic heritage in an inspiring and modern way and make it a meeting point for the exchange of culinary experiences.
Ms Karmela Karlović
A graduate Biologist by training, a passionate food lover for some time. She was engaged in the development of recipes and food products, in the pursuance of gastronomic trends, participated in diverse shootings and television projects, among which, for three years in the project ‘Male tajne’. Chief editor and project manager of ‘Coolinarika.com’ for 10 years. The new challenge for the author goes under the name ‘Kuhaona’.
Ms Sanja Mikša
Nutritionist by profession, foodist in her soul. After graduating from university she was involved in the ‘Coolinarika.com’ project development for a long time. Her striving for new insights and possibilities led her to ‘Kuhaona’ which guarantees lots of fine cooking and photo-shooting. She likes trying out new dishes, photo-shooting and travelling.
Mr Stephen J. Breslin
In the culinary world he moved from the starting position as a server, chef assistant, private caterer. After working as sous chef and Senior Chef de Partie in Cork City, he also worked on Korčula island in Croatia as senior sous chef, and currently works as chef in bistro Bulldog in Zagreb. He is a passionate about music and traveling.
Ms Petra Jelenić
She worked as an executive pastry chef at renowned hotels of Zagreb, the Sheraton and The Regent Esplanade. She gained experience in hotels Palace in Dubrovnik and Sheraton in Dubai. Today she runs one of the most popular pastry shops in Zagreb, “Mak na konac”. She is a big fan of nature and dogs.
Mr Berislav Lacković
He started his culinary career at the Intercontinental hotel and Monnet restaurant. After that he spends about 12 years gaining professional education in Germany and Italy, and after returning back to Croatia he works at the Regent Esplanade Hotel. As a member of the Olympic culinary team he won a bronze medal in 2008.
Mr Ivan Milas
Worked as head and assistant chef in restaurants with domestic and international cuisine in Zagreb, Primošten, Hvar and Dubrovnik. He also works as consultant in improving the education of chefs, restaurant organisation and implementation of Asian cuisine in catering facilities. In his free time he does hiking and free climbing.
Mr Vid Nikolić
Vid has been working for more than 20 years as a Chef cook in restaurants in Rijeka, Zagreb and Düsseldorf. He is quite acquainted with the food catering business. In Switzerland he absolved a Fruit & Vegetable Carving training course and has been teaching his skills through diverse seminars since 2005. He is engaged in food styling and food photography. Apart from these he is very much fond of travelling and cycling.
Ms Nastasja Chiara Petrić
She gained her experience at Zagreb restaurants Prasac (The Pig) and Bistro Apetit, and as sous chef at DiVino on the island of Hvar. She participated in writing a cookbook by the chef Christian Cabalier. She writes a column “Zdravi tanjurić/A healthy little plate” for “Dobra hrana” magazine, and the blog Chiara’s little plate is devoted to healthy diet of children. She recorded a series “Sweet Christmas” and several episodes of “dmBio cuisine” for the program BabyBonus.
Ms Marina Sanguinetti
She received her degree in graphic design and also finished a culinary school. For a number of years she worked as a food stylist in her home Argentina. In Imola, Italy she worked in a top restaurant San Domenico de Imola, and moving to Milan she started working for the magazines Gran Gourmet and Sale and Pepe. Since 1998 she has been living in Zagreb where she works as a food stylist, holds cooking classes and writes a column for the magazine “Iće i piće”.
Mr Ivica Štruml
He worked at two renowned hotels in Zagreb, Esplanade and Palace. He perfected his knowledge and skills in country and abroad, organized the week of Croatian gastronomy in the UN, New York in 2007. He teaches in catering schools and to professional chefs. He participated in culinary TV shows and for many years in a row he was the Golden Chef, as selected by the consumers and professionals.
Ms Marijana Zlomislić
BA in art history and Italian language and literature. Great foodie and a chef out of hobby. She gathered her experience in professional cuisine, and in the last 2 years she authors a food blog, where she publishes her culinary adventures and events from the Zagreb scene of gastronomy. In 2013 she was the winner of the culinary TV show “Three, two, one – bake!”.
Mr Davorin Marjanović
For over 30 years Davorin has been active in the food photography business for the food industry. He broadened his experiences and skills in photo studios in Germany and France. A member of the professional artists associations ULUPUH (The Croatian Association of Artists of Applied Arts) and ZUH (The Croatian Community of Artists).