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Mojmir Šiftar, Chef at Kaval Group and Gault & Millau Young Talent 2019

Gastronomy as one of the key elements of Slovenian tourism

Yesterday, 12 October 2020, SITE NITE North America took place. SITE NITE is an online event playing an anchor role in the new PlanetIMEX platform. It is a key initiative in the calendar of the SITE Foundation and a great opportunity to bring the community together – to connect, learn and discover, as well as generate vital funds for SITE Foundation’s work in research, education and advocacy. For the first time ever, SNNA took place in an online form.


With the support of the Slovenian Tourist Board, the Slovenian Convention Bureau became a proud sponsor of SNNA – providing Slovenia with an excellent opportunity to present itself as one of the most attractive incentive destinations in Europe.

In the kitchen with Miha Kovačič and Mojmir Šiftar

Despite being one of the youngest SITE Chapters, Slovenia got a chance to hold an interesting 30-minute presentation that reached over 2000 SITE members and was shared throughout social media.

Miha Kovačič, Head of the Slovenian Convention Bureau and President of SITE Slovenia Chapter in Formation was joined by Mojmir Šiftar from Kaval Group. Mojmir is an amazing chef and rising star in Slovenian gastronomy, who showed Miha how to prepare two authentic Slovenian dishes.

“I believe that gastronomy is one of the key elements of Slovenian tourism and Slovenia has made a great step ahead in the last few years. Among other things, it has been nominated for the European Region of Gastronomy for 2021. Our aim is to position our country as a top gastronomic region of Europe, while at the same time we want to further develop the gastronomic offer of Slovenia. We are extremely proud that this year, Michelin, the most prestigious gastronomic guide in the world has recognised the quality of Slovenian gastronomy and added Slovenia to its list of new destinations.” said Miha Kovačič

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