Ivan Pažanin is a Croatian TV chef, and well known to the wider public as a member of the popular culinary TV show "Tri, dva, jedan - kuhaj!". Today he is the chef at restaurant Štorija, Split.
Ivan's cuisine is typically Mediterranean and his love for gastronomy dates from his mother and grandmother.
Ivan admits that Mediterranean cuisine is his true inspiration. He combines Spanish, Italian and French cuisines with Greek, Turkish and West African gastronomy. Of all the countries he travelled, Italy impressed him the most. His signature dish is smoked octopus steak. His mentors were Braco Sanjin and Hrvoje Zirojević, and he takes pride in cooking for celebrities like John Malkovich, members of the royal family, tennis player Novak Djokovic and Team Formula 1.