Get to know me better
Being a Chef was the only job that I could ever picture myself doing. It was matter of call, not the choice for me.
- 15 years on board of charter yachts
- High school for tourism and hospitality;
- Professional chef since 2003
- School for tourism and hospitality Split; Master chef program (Cum Laude) – 2011
- Croatian Chamber of Trades and Arts Split; Master chef title – 2015
finishing high school, I have been trying to find the opportunity to work in surrounding that will enable me to develop professionally, to expand my knowledge by allowing to introduce new ideas and new approaches, to pass the borders of standard menus in the restaurants. For that reason, the chef on the charter yacht was all that I was looking for. By preparing meals for a certain number of guests, being able to understand their preferences and requirements on a more intensive level than chefs in the restaurant can ever do, I have achieved to enjoy in my work as much as my guests enjoy in the meals that I prepare.
On top of my professional skills, it needs to be mentioned that I am a non-smoker, fluent in English, with 5 years of experience in the same team – loyal to a supportive working environment and colleagues.
For me, cooking is...
..the only career option for me since I finished primary school.
I learned to cook at...
High school and various courses for the past 15 years.
A role model in the kitchen is...
Yotam Ottolenghi. His inventive, yet simple style in the kitchen is where I draw my inspiration from.
A cooking secret...
Fresh ingredients, Mediterranean kitchen, simple and healthy food, but mostly following customers' wishes.
As a professional Chef, I offer the following services
I can create a menu based on your preferences to enjoy in the comfort of your home in Klis. Simply tell me what you're craving!
Enjoy the services of a private chef during your holidays in Klis.
At home cooking course
Choose this option for a private cooking class in Klis and I will put together a tailor-made cooking lesson for you.
Hire me as a culinary consultant in Klis to help you with your restaurant.
Reviews about Zlatko
Amazing quality Of fresh local fish and ingredients. Full preparation on site and patience to answer questions. Everything was very clean when finished. Such an enjoyable night at our villa. Highly recommend.
Paul J Strebel-Jul 5, 2020
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