Ivan Ergović graduated from the Faculty of Management in Tourism and Hospitality in Opatija, University of Rijeka in 2008 and in 2014 he completed the lifelong learning program at the same faculty where he acquires the skills and knowledge of Food and Beverage Specialist. In 2021, he also enrolled in a training program for nutritionists at the Magistra Lifelong Learning Institution. He started his career in 2008 as a chef at the Valamar Club Tamaris Hotel, after which he was promoted to specialist chef (2010-2012), head chef (2012-2014), assistant chef (2014-2016), Chef (2016-2018). ) and in 2018 he became the Executive Chef at Valamar Riviera and the Spinnaker restaurant, which received many top reviews and recognitions, as well as the "Tourist Flower" award for the best restaurant of 2019. Since 2021, he has been working as an Executive Chef at the Marea Valamar Collection Suites.
His work has been noted and awarded at the event 'Days of Croatian Culinary Arts', where he won a silver (2012), two bronze (2013) and a gold medal (2014). He regularly participates in conferences such as the Istria gourmet festival and Chefs' stage, as well as in various culinary courses. He was appointed a member of the Supervisory Board as the workers' representative by the Labour Council of the Company for a term of 4 years starting from June 16, 2021.