Born and raised in Belgrade, Branko had an exciting childhood. In his sophomore year he was expelled from high school, and chose to follow his passion by enrolling in a Culinary Arts program at the School for Tourism and Hospitality in Belgrade.
His career began at age 16 – while still a student he spent three years as an apprentice to Chef Stambol Geshtamov.
His training was completed under the tutelage of Chef Adams Melonas at the ShangriLa Hotel in Dubai. He then moved to restaurant Le Carpaccio where he spent three years as an apprentice to Chef Jovan Lekić. His career then took him to Hotel President for another two and a half years, before moving to the newly opened Square Nine Hotel in Belgrade where he worked with Chef Goran Kovačević.