Interview with Zoran

We had barely moved into St Margarets when I visited Zoran’s Deli, in Crown Road, that was 5 years ago and the standard and quality of his food hasn’t changed, when you meet him you understand why, he has worked and learnt his craft from some  of the top chefs in the country and I was lucky enough to get a few minutes with him recently to find out a bit more about him and what drives his passion for cooking.


Zoran Himself

Zoran’s potted history:

His previous occupation: Waiter

Zoran’s Favourite food: Italian

Zoran’s favourite restaurant in the UK: The River Cafe, because it’s consistently excellent

His favorite ingredient: Shallots

Favourite kitchen gadget: Mandolin slicer

His top 3 food hates: Hot food served cold, undercooked food and pretentious food (I hate it too)

How did you first fall in love with food: Through my mum’s cooking and summer barbecues

Where did you learn to cook? At Chelsea Harbour, under Marco Pierre White

Why did you decide to make food your occupation, rather than just for pleasure? Because I love the food industry, working with people and creating new dishes

Where do you source your ingredients from? All my meat comes from the local butcher four doors away and my local greengrocers, I believe in supporting small, local businesses

What good food news have you heard recently? Healthy food being served in schools, as it’s so important that children understand good food, healthy eating and all the benefits it can bring

What food advice would you pass on to the younger generation: Always try something at least once, only then can you make a decision as to whether you like it or not

What would you choose to be your last meal on earth: Fish, sitting by the sea in Montenegro

Thank you Zoran for taking the time out to speak to me!


Click here to read about Zoran’s Crab Spaghetti I made for Edible News

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