How exactly did I only just now find out about this? This seems to me the most amazing and tasty event ever! I’d love to support the European Food Summit in reaching their goal, being a part of that would be an honor. Getting to taste some Slovenian food in the process, would be great. Learning from the best in the field, it can’t get better! 

So, you may know, that food is my biggest passion, that I love natural, REAL ingredients and that I hope to move to Slovenia one day. I’d love to visit this European Food Summit, to get inspired, to educate myself and to perhaps even meet the people that to my opinion work with the best food. I’d love to work with food one day too, but I can’t really imagine myself as a chef and am not even sure yet of any other opportunities in the field that would suit me. But, who knows what may happen one day; the world’s best female chef also never expected she would be a chef one day….

European Food Summit – Food for Future’s Good.

The European Food Summit is bound to a specific mission – to become the most important European culinary event and a unique platform that contributes to the shaping of a sustainable European future.

That is why, in Ljubljana, we have brought together the greatest minds in culinary, art and media sectors whose stories will aim to motivate listeners to engage in more progressive thinking and work toward a brighter and more sustainable future.

Ready, set, taste!

The beginnings of the European Food Summit date back to 2009, when renowned Slovenian winemaker Danilo Steyer decided to hold the first ski competition for caterers and winemakers at Pohorje, Maribor. In 2010, the event was repeated, however, for the last time by the original organiser and at Pohorje.

But the vision of such an event endured. Based on initiative by Tomaž Kavčič, Chef at Dvorec Zemono, and Dean Dubokovič, photographer and culinary aficionado, Jezeršek Catering organized the inaugural Gourmet Cup at Krvavec in 2016.

Chef Ana Roš, photo by Nino Verdnik for STO.
Chef Ana Roš, photo by Nino Verdnik for STO.                                                                                     DLCS  has no copyright on this photo, photo belongs to photographer and STO!


I’m a big fan of power woman and 2018’s best female chef Ana Roš ; she’s one of my inspirations! The funny thing is, I’ve never tasted HER FOOD at her restaurants Hisa Franko and Hisa Polonka yet, nor have I seen the Netflix series that put her restaurants and her food on the map worldwide. I did though, read some interviews with her, I love her philosophy and I can not wait to try her food. I have been lucky enough to eat the food of Tomaž Kavčič at Dvorec Zemona twice and can not wait for the third time. The location is magical and the food was heavenly. Both of these talented chefs (and great business people!) take a big part in this European Food Summit and they are a huge reason I’d love to join/ visit/ participate!

The main topic of this year’s conference, “Food – The bridge toward the sustainable identities of European cultures and nations”, sponsored by the partner STO, will be conducted in cooperation with Ana Roš and conference director, Andrea Petrini. Andrea Petrini is considered one of the key players in numerous culinary projects and one of the most influential personalities in gastronomy. 

The program: 

Saturday March 16, 2019:
10:00 – 21:00 | Ljubljana, OPEN KITCHEN: NEW SEASON PRE-PREMIERE
12:00 – 17:00 | Ljubljana, GOURMET LJUBLJANA CRAWL

Sunday March 17, 2019:
11:00 – 16:00 | Krvavec, GOURMET ON SNOW
19:00 – 21:00 | Krvavec, I FEEL SLOVENIA CABLE CAR DINNER

Monday March 18, 2019:
8:30 – 17:00 | Ljubljana Castle, CONFERENCE
20:00 – 23:00 | Ljubljana Castle, EXPERIENCE DINNER

Tuesday March 19, 2019:
10:00 | Krvavec, AUDI GOURMET CUP
11:00 – 16:00 | Krvavec, GOURMET ON SNOW
16:30 – 21:00 | Krvavec, APRES SKI PARTY

Are you planning to visit the European Food Summit in Slovenia in March 2019? Which part are you looking forward to most? Let me know! 

More info about the upcoming European Food Summit in Slovenia HERE.

For this blog I have copied text from the official website of the European Food Summit (see link above here) AND from the website of Ljubljana Tourism. I have slightly edited the text, as I found some minor spelling mistakes in the English language.