Danish chef Rene Redzepi, one of Europe’s brightest talents, will perform a culinary demonstration in the UK for the first time at Caterer and Hotelkeeper’s annual Chef Conference in May.
Redzepi – whose Copenhagen restaurant, Noma, holds two Michelin stars – has become famous for pioneering a contemporary interpretation of Danish and Nordic cuisine showcasing the region’s ingredients, including musk ox and ultra-fresh seafood.
His training is in the classical French tradition and he numbers a spell with the renowned Pourcel brothers at Le Jardin des Sens in Montpelier.
Jason Atherton, head chef at London’s Maze restaurant, one of a stellar line-up of chefs cooking at the Chef Conference gala dinner, said: “Every now and then a chef comes along and makes a difference and Rene’s one of them.
“To open a restaurant and come up with an individual cuisine is rare. Michel Guerard, Ferran Adria and Thomas Keller have done it and now Rene has. He’s using Nordic ingredients and his cuisine just works – it transports you to the heart of what Denmark is about whenever you eat it.”
The Chef Conference takes place at the InterContinental London Park Lane hotel on 12 May. For more details see www.chefconference.co.uk
By Joanna Wood
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