Cupid’s Spoon started in 2021 as gastro competition for persons with disabilities in Croatia. It was launched as a project of UNUO – Association of the most sensitive in training, a non-profit organization founded in 2009 by Mr. Vedran Habel, whose idea was to provide culinary training and education to persons with disabilities and children without adequate parental care. The aim of education was not only to improve their chances on the labour market, but also to give them visibility and equal position in the society. As it proved along the way, it also gave them more confidence and self-esteem when deciding to start an independent life.

Since Cupid’s Spoon Croatia 2021 and 2022 proved to be a huge success, Vedran and his team decided to lift the bar and make Cupid’s Spoon a pan-European project. They wanted to include disabled persons from all over Europe, not just from Croatia. Also, the intention was to Make Cupid’s Spoon a traditional event that would take place every year, so more people would get a chance to participate.

Thus, Cupid’s Spoon Europe was born. The plan is to visit all 27 EU member states’ capital cities in 27 weeks (between February and August this year), to organize national competitions in each capital and eventualli to invite the best 54 candidates (2 from each country) to semi-final and final competition in Zagreb (Croatia) in September. With support from project friends and partners, gastro-truck adapted for persons with disabilities was ready by beginning of February and Cupid’s Spoon odyssey was set to launch.

Sign up for the First European Gastronomy Competition "Cupid's Spoon". If you are a disabled person and you are at least 18 years old, you are the right candidate for the competition. We will visit 27 EU member states and organize a competition in your city. We wish all competitors good fun and good luck for entering the GRAND FINALS, which will be held in Croatia! Let's expand the awareness of your abilities and open the eyes of those who keep them firmly closed.

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For 14 years organization UNUO (Association of the most sensitive in training) has been educating persons with disabilities, children without adequate parental care and children and young people in disadvantageous position through gastronomy.

We use our innovative teaching methodology to transfer the knowledge and educate participants in order to help them become independent, give them the skills they need to become empowered within their community and necessary for them to pursue a career in the food industry and become more competitive on the labour market.

We would like to extend our gratitude to friends and partners of Cupid's Spoon project:

  • Pontifical Council for Culture, Vatican
  • Commission of the Bishops' Conferences of the EU, Brussels
  • The Apostolic Nunciature to the Republic of Croatia and Apostolic Nuncio mons. Giorgio Lingua
  • Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs of Republic of Croatia
  • Embassies of Republic of Croatia in EU member states
  • Embassies of EU member states in Republic of Croatia
  • Hrvatski Caritas, Zagreb
  • 24sata, Večernji list and (our media sponsors)
  • Erste Card Club, Zagreb
  • PBZ Banco Intesa, Zagreb
  • Podravka, Koprivnica
  • MV vozila, Sv. Ivan Zelina
  • Altera, Sv. Ivan Zelina
  • DesignLab, Zagreb
  • Svibanj projekt d.o.o., Zagreb
  • Remaris, Zagreb
  • Christian Misirača, Pepi Jogarde, Hook & Cook (Dina Habulin i Marko Domgjoni), V kupe (Antonio Žuža i Vedran Rako), Lari & Penati (Igor Tomljenović Tom), Mario Kolonić Pytzek , Gastronomadi (Robert Ripli & co.), Ozren Kanceljak Kanca, Tihomir Krklec Afrika, Mario Mandarić and Jazz & Joško Šarić
  • Nadinska ulica 7, Veliko Polje, Croatia
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