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Our gourmets

The evaluators are both as interesting and varied as the gastro-project ratings. People from the culinary field certainly have a different viewpoint than laypeople. And just like you, we are interested in both viewpoints – are the drinks and food professionally prepared? Is it to the taste of an ordinary guest, whose main focus is the taste? 

So, we have involved both of them.

Roman Paulus

Michelin-star chef

ROMAN PAULUS holds the title of Chef of the Year 2009 – 2010. While boss, his restaurant Alcron has won, and 5-times defended, the Michelin star. He has a wealth of experience from abroad, for example from the London Savoy.

Marcela Pecháčková

journalist and author

MARCELA PECHÁČKOVÁ is a journalist, author, and commentator from MF Dnes, Instinkt and Lidove papers. She is also the screenwriter of the programme Diary of Dita P. Dita, the chef and author of cookbooks, is Marcela’s daughter.


Jaroslav
Sapík

chef

JAROSLAV SAPÍK is the head chef of the Ambassador Hotel, and has spent many trips abroad – Germany, England, Spain, India, Singapore… At home and abroad he has won many chef’s awards, and has prepared meals for presidents and a pope.

Manželé Kučovi

food bloggers

MARIKA a JIRKA Kucovi from Kitchen Story are married food bloggers. They love to cook and share their proven recipes and with fans. Together they wrote the cookery book ‘Spouses in the Kitchen’. They focus on healthy foods, supporting gluten- and lactose-free options.

Ondřej Rákosník

restaurateur

ONDŘEJ RÁKOSNÍK is a restaurateur. He began in Great Britain, and today he is the joint-owner of the chain La Collezione together with his Italian colleague Riccardo Lucque. They started with the restaurant Aromi, and now there are ten, each with their own concept.

Shelley Rubenstein

journalist and TV producer

SHELLEY RUBENSTEIN is a journalist and TV producer, but also a poker player from Manchester, living in London. She travels across the world finding interesting poker events, innovative chefs, artists… and writes about her experiences.

Zuzana Červinková

ardent pastry-chef

ZUZANA ČERVINKOVÁ teaches children in Brno at the House of Children and Youth, Helceletka, where they learn about quality ingredients and cook proper Czech and foreign cuisine. An ardent pastry-chef, champion of all categories in the competition Cupcake Cup 2018, she is a freelance barista.

Gareth Williams

British TV producer

GARETH WILLIAMS is a British TV producer and efficient director, a commissioner for channels such as Food Network, Travel Channel, BBC UK Food… For over a quarter of a century he has been working with passion in the world of gastronomy and travel. He has also been creating shows about the quality and taste of food, wine and restaurants on all continents.

Michaela Židlický

journalist and author

A reporter for the Czech Forbes, with a weakness for gastronomy and small, fresh business. Ex-owner of a cafe and introducer of latte art in Brno with the certificate Specialized Course Latte Art, which she received in the year 2007 in Bologna, Italy. A fan of new trends, selective coffee, fine dining, slow fashion and zero waste.

Jean-Babtiste Ancelot

wine explorer

JEAN-BAPTISTE ANCELOT is a wine explorer from France. The whole of his life – not only working – has been spent around wine. A few years ago he and his team decided to begin the Wine Explorers project: they went around all the wine-producing countries of the world.

Ivo Dvořák

vice-president of the Czech Sommeliers Association

IVO DVOŘÁK is the vice-president of the Czech Sommeliers Association and also a lecturer of vocational education. He is also the multiple winner of national sommelier competitions, including the World Champion in Serving Cigars 2004. Co-author of the book Searching for Truth about Wine – Sommelier.

Richard Süss

sommelier a spoluautor

RICHARD SÜSS je sommelier tělem i duší. Mnoho let hlavní sommelier pro Makro, dnes obchodní ředitel Bacchus Vins & Champagne. Je spoluautorem několika ročníků Průvodce nejlepšími víny České republiky.

Tomáš Hasík

sommelier and guide co-author

TOMÁŠ HASÍK je pivní sommelier a jeden ze zakladatelů Českého pivního institutu (2015). Jeho prostřednictvím se snaží pozvednout českou pivní kulturu. Zaměřuje se vzdělávání profesionálů v gastronomii.

Ivo Hrdlička

beer sommelier, brewer of a micro-brewery

IVO HRDLIČKA is the owner and brewer of the Svatokopecky micro-brewery in Olomouc. And he fully deserves the title of beer sommelier. The brewery doesn’t have an adjoining pub, but the beer is delivered to selected restaurants and shops.

Conrad Seidl

“Beer Pope”, author of beer guides

CONRAD SEIDL is Austrian and has the nickname “Beer Pope”. He is the renowned author of beer guides in German-speaking countries. He organizes workshops, and shoots videos. And he still keeps a personal touch with brewers and ordinary beer lovers.

How do we evaluate?

The numbers don’t lie. Therefore, we have set evaluation criteria with maximum points. Allocated points were added up and converted to percentages. All companies that have received a rating above 70% are presented.

Max. points in %

  • 40%

    taste and quality of food

  • 20%

    taste and quality of drinks

  • 10%

    presentation of food / drinks, appearance

  • 5%

    originality of the offer

  • 15%

    personnel (behaviour, knowledge)

  • 10%

    environment / atmosphere

Max. points in %

  • 40%

    taste and quality of food

  • 20%

    taste and quality of drinks

  • 15%

    presentation of food / drinks, appearance

  • 15%

    personnel (behaviour, knowledge)

  • 10%

    environment / atmosphere

Max. points in %

  • 30%

    taste and quality of coffee, variety of offerings

  • 30%

    taste and quality of dessert

  • 10%

    offer and quality of other drinks

  • 5%

    quality of offer for light meals

  • 15%

    personnel (behaviour, knowledge)

  • 10%

    environment / atmosphere

Max. points in %

  • 40%

    quality of wine

  • 20%

    extent of assortment

  • 5%

    extent of assortment

  • 25%

    personnel (behaviour, knowledge)

  • 10%

    environment / atmosphere

Max. points in %

  • 45%

    taste quality, treatment of beer

  • 15%

    beer snacks

  • 15%

    assortment of beer

  • 15%

    personnel (behaviour, knowledge)

  • 10%

    environment / atmosphere

Our taste judges

Simply put – food enthusiasts. And because a person can’t live on bread alone, there are also enthusiasts for wine and beer! Sommeliers, chefs, photographers and castle managers.

  • MONIKA BRINZÁKOVÁ, spokesperson for the South Moravian Region
  • MARTINA HAŠKOVÁ, head of information centre Bučovice
  • MARTINA HEJČOVÁ, head of information centre Blansko
  • JANA JABŮRKOVÁ, photographer
  • PETR KOMAROVSKÝ, sommelier
  • VERONIKA KŘEPSKÁ, foodie
  • JIŘÍ LUDVÍK, president of the Znojmo music festival
  • FRANTIŠEK LUKL, chairman of the Union of Towns and Municipalities, Mayor of Kyjov
  • MIROSLAVA LUŇÁČKOVÁ, head of information centre Boskovice
  • IVO MINAŘÍK, head of the Regional Development Department of the South Moravian Region
  • ADAM OBRÁTIL, owner of Industra Coffee
  • EVA OUBĚLICKÁ, director of Slavkov Castle
  • GÁBINA PÁRALOVÁ, fashion designer
  • JAN SOUČEK, director TS ČT Brno
  • BOHUMIL ŠIMEK, governor of the South Moravia Region
  • JAN ŠŤÁVA, opera singer
  • JIŘÍ TUREK, photographer
  • BLANKA ZAHRADNÍKOVÁ KAŠPÁRKOVÁ, marketing director of Excalibur Holding
  • SILVIE ZÁMEČNÍK, specialist in the field of hotel management and hospitality
  • DMO* ZnojmoRegion, DMO Pálava and LVA, DMO Moravian Karst and vicinity, DMO Brno and vicinty, DMO Slovácko * destination management area
Copyright Tourist Authority South Moravia

The project is based on the concept of Gourmet Brno, the author is TIC Brno.