Manifesto - THE SLOVENIA


This Manifesto was prepared jointly by chefs, food experts and food lovers. We are challenging Slovene food culture and all of our understanding of what Slovene cuisine represents. We strongly believe that the time has now come for us to create a Manifesto for Slovenia, which, as a result of its incredible flavours at the crossroads of several world-famous cuisines, is on par with the standards of the greatest cuisines of the world. We celebrate real food, and respect and preserve local natural resources, communities and craftsmanship, which promotes authentic interaction with one another.


We are all welcome to the table! Let us all join forces and bring together the best of gastronomy: food lovers and restaurant guests, chefs and restaurateurs, journalists and opinion makers, associations, agriculture and food producers, retail and wholesale industries, professors and researchers, politicians and authorities on this project for the benefit and advantage of good food for everyone living in and visiting Slovenia.

THE VISION: Inspire the joy of Slovenian food & tastes.


1.        Local

To value and promote local Slovene products, and respect producers
2.        People
It’s all about food community. Every individual from the farm to the table.
3.        Authentic
To use ingredients characteristic for every region and every season
4.        Healthy
You are what you eat.
5.        Heritage
To develop new potential applications of traditional Slovene food products.
6.        Sustainable
Good for us, our nation and our planet.
7.        Creativity
Dare to be creative, dare to try different
8.        Nature
Respect and care for our nature and water.
9.        International
To promote Slovenia as culinary destination and use positive influences from abroad.


THE AMBITIONS: Cook and eat tastier, healthier and more responsibly.


THE GOAL: Start now. Start real.




  • Ana Roš & Valter Kramar, Hiša Franko

  • Tomaž Kavčič, Gostilna pri Lojzetu – Dvorec Zemono

  • Jure Tomič, Ošterija Debeluh

  • Gašper Puhan, Galerija Okusov

  • Krištof Bolka & Tomaž Bolka, Gostilna Krištof

  • Luka Košir, Gostišče Grič

  • Mojmir Šiftar, Evergreen


  • Dr. Janez Bogataj

  • Dr. Aleš Gačnik

  • Helena Cvikl, M.Sc.

  • Yuri Barron, In Your Pocket

  • Niko Slavnič, M.Sc. TSRA