Chef at Noma*** (Copenhaguen, Denmark)
Redzepi reinvents and refines a new Nordic cuisine and food, featuring invention and clean flavours
The son of an Albanian and a Danish woman, he emigrated to Denmark from the Republic of North Macedonia, and is now the maximum exponent of Nordic gastronomy.
His training took him through some famous kitchens, such as Thomas Keller's The French Laundry, and Le Jardin des Sens run by the Pourcel brothers, or Ferran Adrià's elBulli. With all this baggage, in 2003 Redzepi opened the Noma restaurant, a combination of the terms "Nordish" and "Mad" (food). His cooking is clean flavours and culinary techniques that boost raw materials, and the discourse focuses on the local environment and everything it conveys to him.
Noma has three Michelin stars, and on many occasions it has been declared the world's best restaurant.