The regional event “Regional competition in food preparation of the cross-border region Drina-Sava“ was organized by the Tourist Organization of the Municipality of Bogatic and was held on 10th March, 2017 in Bogatic, Serbia.
The aim of this regional manifestation was promotion of thenational cuisines of the cross-border region of ”Drina – Sava“, preservation and promotion of traditional ways for preparation of the products, as well as provision of support to the development of the Women Association that deals with old domestic craft. The specific objective of this regional manifestation was exchange of experiences and sharing the example of “good practice” between contestants and teachers.
In the competition part participated representatives of high schools from three countries in the cross – border region of “Drina-Sava, as follows:
- Bosnia and Herzegovina: Students from “JU Ekonomske škole Brčko” and “JU Srednje stručne škole Janja”
- Croatia: students from “JU Ekonomske škole Ilok”
- And Serbia- students from “Ekonomsko-trgovinske škole Šabac”, “Ekonomske srednje škole “9.maj” “ Sremska Mitrovica and “Mačvanske srednje škole iz Bogatića”.
The pairs competed in two categories:
I – national menu, based on a traditional dish of each region and
II – contemporary gastronomy, a dish of their choice.
The first price in the category national menu won the students from “Ekonomske srednje škole 9.maj” from Sremska Mitrovica, Sara Cvijanović and Stevan Martinko. The first price in the category contemporary gastronomy won the students from “JU Ekonomske škole Brčko” Marko Petrović and Marko Lukić.
This activity is part of the European Union funded project: “Fostering regional cooperation and balanced territorial development of Western Balkan countries in the process towards EU integration” implemented by the Regional Rural Development Standing Working Group (SWG) in South-Eastern Europe.