Representation participated for the first time at the international
championship of cooks at the Kremlin Culinary Cup held in Moscow from 3rd to
6th October. Among
500 cooks from 20 countries participants from Italy, Holland, Denmark, Russia,
Turkey, Israel, Japan and other countries, the Croatian representation took the
deserved 2 medals. Croatia
was represented in Moscow by four-member team composed of Hrvoje Zirojević
("Noštromo" restaurant, Split), Grozdana Bohorč ("Fantasy"
restaurant, Ludbreg), Marija Kuzminski ("Turist" hotel,
Varaždin") and Matija Balent ("Antunović" hotel, Zagreb), led by
the selector Branko Ognjenović ("Bon Apetit" restaurant, Zagreb). Among the
competition of 30 cooks in the category "Warm poultry meal" Hrvoje
Zirojević won silver medal, and in the "An original fish meal"
category won a diploma. In the competition of 20 cooks in the category of
"Desert" Grozdana Bohorč won the bronze medal.
In this first
international competition with six categories, medals were won in two
categories, but more importantly, an enormous experience was gained posing
foundations for further culinary successes at the international scene. The biggest
challenge set before the representation will be Culinary Olympics in Erfurt,
Germany in 2008.
participated as the general sponsor of Croatian Culinary Association and made
special uniforms, in which the candidates presented themselves in Moscow, and
apart from that they prepared meals with Podravka's most famous product -