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Welcome to THE SLOVENIA RESTAURANT AWARDS

A professional, independent and national selection of the best Slovenian restaurants.

STROKOVNA KOMISIJA

Nabor restavracij je plod dela največjih strokovnjakov s področja enogastronomije, etnologije in turizma v Sloveniji. V ta namen se je oblikovala t.i. strokovna komisija, ki jo sestavljajo dr. Janez Bogataj, doc. dr. Aleš Gačnik, mag. Helena Cvikl ter glavni urednik mednarodnih založb InYourPocket in The Slovenia Yuri Barron.

DR. JANEZ BOGATAJ

Izredni profesor, doktor etnoloških znanosti in profesor umetnostne zgodovine dr. Janez Bogataj, je soavtor Strategije slovenske gastronomije in kulinarični avtor kasifikacije Slovenije in posameznih regij. Je prejemnik večih strokovnih nagrad tako v Sloveniji kot v tujini. Med drugim je kar pet njegovih knjig prejelo prestižne mednarodne nagrade, na primer Gourmand World Cookbook Award. Njegova knjiga z naslovom Mojstrovine kranjske klobase iz Slovenije (2015) je prejela prvo mesto in nagrado za "najboljše med najboljšimi na svetu" za knjige, ki so izšle v prejšnjih dvajsetih letih na Mednarodnem knjižnem sejmu v Frankfurtu. V Yantaiju na Kitajskem je leta 2015 osvojil tudi nagrado za najboljšo knjigo na svetu v kategoriji sladic za Slovenijo. Je član Inštituta IGCAT, s sedežem v Barceloni ter veleposlanik Republike Slovenije pri projektu EU EDEN.

DR. ALEŠ GAČNIK

As an ethnographer and sociologist of culture, Dr. Aleš Gačnik works at the University of Primorska, where the Head of the Department for Cultural Tourism and Cultural Heritage at the Faculty of Tourism Studies, and head of the Centre for Gastronomy and Wine culture, University of. A representative of the University of the UNESCO / UNITWIN Network 'Culture, Tourism, Development' and expert member IGCAT - International Institute of Gastronomy, Culture, Arts and Tourism. As a researcher, developer and professor he primarily works in the areas of heritage and cultural tourism, as well as in the field of wine and culinary culture. He has won several national and international awards.

MAG. HELENA CVIKL

Director of the Vocational College for Catering and Tourism MariborIn addition to the successful education of top experts in the fields of tourism and hospitality, Helena Cvikl is active in many international organizations, linking educational establishments in the tourism and hotel industry, and also involved in various international projects and conferences. In 2002 she became General Secretary EURHODIP (an association of the leading hotel schools, based in Brussels) since 2011, and is now its Vice-President. She was among the first promoters of the European quality label Eurhoqual, and is a member of the European Committee Georges, based in Paris, ALPINE EUHOFA, the World Association of Schools EUHOFA International, a member of the Executive Committee of the Union Tourism Schools AEHT, based in Luxembourg, and the main judge and member of the committee for the preparation of regulations and rules of the European competitions. In 2003 she was awarded the EURHODIP association’s title of Ambassador of Central and Eastern Europe, and in 2007 became an honorary lecturer at the Academy of Tourism in Moscow. At the national level, she is the president and member of numerous professional committees.

YURI BARRON

Yuri Barron je glavni in odgovorni urednik mednarodne izdaje In Your Pocket City Guides in glavni urednik založbe The Slovenia. Prihaja iz Seattla, vendar pa je kar več kot 16 let živel v tujini, vključno s postanki v Veliki Britaniji, Južni Afriki, Cipru, Libanonu, Siriji, na Češkem in nazadnje v Sloveniji. Potuje čim pogosteje, zaradi dela predvsem zaradi užitka. Potovanja ga inspirirajo in navdihnejo z novimi poslovnimi idejami. Do sedaj je obiskal že 90 držav. Od leta 2009 pa je glavni urednik slovenskih mestnih vodičev In Your Pocket ter urednik in pisec različnih projektov založbe THE Slovenia. V Slovenijo je zaljubljen, ker mu daje nešteto možnosti za obisk praktično vsake vasi, doline, restavracije in vinogradov na sončni strani Alp.