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Ana Roš

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Ana Roš
Born (1972-12-31) December 31, 1972 (age 51)
Culinary career
Cooking styleNouvelle cuisine
Current restaurant(s)
  • Hiša Franko
Award(s) won

Ana Roš Stojan (born 1972)[2] is a chef from Slovenia. A self-taught cook, she helms the kitchen of Hiša Franko restaurant in Kobarid, Slovenia.[3][4]

Born to distinctly ambitious parents, she trained alpine skiing as a child, earning a place in the Yugoslavian youth national team, but later decided she didn't want a professional career. After that, she studied diplomacy in Gorizia, when she met her ex-partner Valter Kramar.[3][4][5] Kramar's parents owned Hiša Franko, an already established restaurant. Incidentally, they decided to retire just as she completed her study, so she and Kramar decided to stay and take over the family restaurant (against the wish of her parents). At first, she worked as a waitress (Kramar became a sommelier) and tried convincing the then chef to try experimenting with traditional recipes, to no avail. After he left, she took over the kitchen.[3]

With the help of her mother-in-law and a family friend, she shortly learned cooking well enough to attract attention in the wider region with her culinary creations.[5] In 2010, she was featured in the Italian culinary magazine Identità Golose, which brought her even more attention. She began receiving invitations to top-notch culinary events, such as being a guest chef of the Ikarus restaurant in Hangar-7 in Salzburg, Austria, and the Gelinaz Grand Shuffle in New York City. In 2016, Roš was featured in the Netflix documentary Chef's Table and in early 2017, she was named world's best female chef by The World's 50 Best Restaurants academy.[3]

Her cooking style features innovative remaking of traditional recipes from the upper Soča valley region, prepared with local ingredients.[3] Roš characterizes her own approach as "technical, almost scientific." She has a preference of serving raw food, especially vegetables.[6]


In 2016, Roš was featured in the Netflix documentary Chef's Table.[3]

In 2017, she was named world's best female chef by The World's 50 Best Restaurants academy.[3]

In 2019 Travel + Leisure named Hiša Franko one of the world's 30 best restaurants.[7]

Hiša Franko was awarded two Michelin stars as Michelin Guide presented its first ever rating for Slovenia in 2020. In addition, her restaurant was specially noted for sustainability.[8]

Personal life[edit]

Roš and Kramar have two children.[3] Apart from her native Slovene, she speaks English, Italian, French, Croatian, Spanish fluently and some German.[9]


  1. ^ Price, Laura. "Ana Ros puts Slovenia on the gastronomic map as The World's Best Female Chef 2017". The World's 50 Best Restaurants. Retrieved 20 February 2019.
  2. ^ Štamcar, Miha (2017-02-04). "Najboljše kuharice na svetu" [The best female chefs in the world]. Dnevnik (in Slovenian). Retrieved 2017-03-14.
  3. ^ a b c d e f g h Springer, Kate (2017-03-07). "Ana Roš: The female chef putting Slovenia on the map". CNN. Retrieved 2017-11-08.
  4. ^ a b "Chi è Ana Roš, la migliore chef donna al mondo" [Who is Ana Roš, the best female chef in the world]. Quotidiano.net (in Italian). 2017-01-25. Retrieved 2017-03-14.
  5. ^ a b First, Miha; Vogrin, Nina (2013-09-24). "Ana Roš: Brez Michelinovih zvezdic je več svobode" [Ana Roš: There's more freedom without Michelin stars]. SiOL.net (in Slovenian). Retrieved 2017-03-14.
  6. ^ Morton, Elise. "Ana Roš: The chef who put Slovenia on the map". www.bbc.com. Retrieved 2021-02-13.
  7. ^ Rodell, Besha (August 20, 2019). "These Are the World's Best Restaurants: Asia, Australia, and Europe". Travel + Leisure. Retrieved August 20, 2019.
  8. ^ "Chef Ana Roš awarded two Michelin stars, five restaurants get one each". Slovenian Press Agency. 2020-06-16. Retrieved 2020-06-16.
  9. ^ Omerzel, Borut (2020-10-28). "Ana Roš: "Sem ena tistih precej ciganskih mam in sem ju (tudi) vzgajala tako"". Playboy.