Juranda – Co-Founder & Romanian Slow Food Specialist
Juranda is passionate about home-made, artisanal food, strictly using local ingredients from own production or surrounding orchards and forests. She combines traditional Romanian food recipes with international influences and creates a unique Romanian slow food cuisine. Juranda is born in Bucharest, Romanian-Polish nationality and married with a German. After living for more than 10 years in Wroclaw, Paris and Bavaria, she returned in 2008 to Romania and moved to Buzau county where her family orginally comes from. She founded the tourism development association of Buzau county, TravelBuzau, and shortly later Terra Carpatica, making of a simple hobby a culinary passion. Juranda has worked with the most famous Romanian chefs and appeared in several culinary TV shows.
Thorsten – Co-Founder & Passionate Gourmet
Thorsten is born in Germany and travelled around the world, working as international development consultant. In 2008 he moved to Romania where he initiated several tourism projects, i.e. Mobile Cooking Romania. After visiting the Dealu Mare wine area he decided to start a new chapter in Buzau county and to follow in his family´s foodsteps, his grandparents being owner of country restaurant and his father of a local delicatessen shop. Thorsten takes care of food & wine provision and marketing. He is passionate about the nature of the Carpathian mountains, where we find all our ingredients including truffles.