A Slovene Jure Tomič Is the World Champion in Making Pasta
Jure Tomič, the chef of the Debeluh Restaurant in Brežice, is one of the best experts in this field in Slovenia. He became the world champion in making pasta.
Tomič, who is famous for his whole grain pasta with goat cheese and pumpkin, won the fifth Barilli World Championship, which ended last Saturday in the Italian city of Parma.
The winner stated in his interview with Italian media that he was glad of his success, “I like cooking traditional pasta and hate experimenting.”
In the finals, the Slovene got a victory over a Spaniard Marc Delio, a German Umberto Massimo Gorizio and a Japanese Yoshitako Miyamoto. This year, 17 chefs from around the world participated in the competition.
The winners were determined by votes of two juries — the expert committee, which included Daniele Caldarulo, Marcello Zaccaria and Andrea Grignaffini, and the VIP-jury, which included Davide Oldani, Paolo Barilla, Vittoria Belvedere and Paolo Lopriore.
During the last year’s world championship, a chef from Slovenia, Matjaž Cotič, took the second place. The Akademija Barilla International Centre, which is responsible for the promotion of Italian gastronomic culture, and the Culinary School organized the competition.