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Who is Cucina Mare?

Two Croatian brothers Ćiro & Petar founded Cucina Mare, a cooking school that offers a restaurant for dining, cooking classes and catering in Split. Their mission is to tell the people from all over the world about the history of Croatian cuisine, introduce them to the famous specialities of the different regions and give them a taste of real Croatian food. The brothers both chose a career in the hospitality industry. Petar, the younger of the two, trained as a restaurant specialist in one of the most renowned restaurants in Germany. After completing his training, he worked as a head waiter in various hotels and restaurants, most recently for three years on the MS Europa. Ćiro, the older of the two brothers, decided in the early age to train as a chef. His love for cooking was sparked as a child, when his grandmother used to teach him how to cook. After three years of professional training in a *****Hotel in Germany, he went on to have a 25 years career in the industry, including 20 years as a chef in renowned hotels and restaurants in Germany, Switzerland and Belgium.

Ćiro recently had great success with his restaurant and cooking school „Culatello“ in Darmstadt for many years. It was on 1st place on Tripadvisor as the best restaurant in town. But he decided to go back to his home country. So he sold everything what he had and found the perfect object in the old town of Split and started the renovation immediately. They opened in the Summer 2018 and it was a success story from the first day with Cucina Mare.

Ćiro runs also a Café Ciri Biri Bela with healthy and delicious food from morning till midnight and a small concept store for some nice stuff – all made in Croatia!