Claus Meyer

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search

Claus Meyer (born December 27, 1963, in Nykøbing Falster, Denmark) is a professional chef, co-founder of the restaurant Noma (voted best restaurant in the world in 2010, 2011,[1] 2012, and 2014), cookbook author, professor, and a host on New Scandinavian Cooking. In 2013, he decided to establish a food school and start a food movement in South America, opening the gourmet-restaurant Gustu[2] in Bolivia.[3]

Culinary background[edit]

According to New Scandinavian Cooking's website, Meyer has published 14 cookbooks in Denmark and has hosted his own television series, Meyers Køkken (English: Meyer’s Kitchen) on national Danish television (DR1) from 1991 to 1998. He co-owns the gourmet restaurant Noma, which holds two Michelin stars and was named the world's best restaurant in Restaurant Magazine in 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2014.[4] Among his other business ventures, Meyer owns catering, fruit and chocolate supply companies, in addition to running a cooking school. Meyer is also a culinary advisor, a lecturer, and an affiliated professor in the Department of Food Science at the University of Copenhagen.[5] He produces a balsamic-style vinegar based on apples and plums from his own orchard.[6]

Meyer is a chief proponent of the New Nordic Cuisine Movement, which seeks to foster local agriculture, honor the region's agrarian traditions, encourage environmentally friendly production, and establish food with a uniquely Nordic identity among the world's great cuisines.[7]

Meyer holds an MA in International Business Studies from the Copenhagen Business School.[8]


Meyer is married to the graphic designer Christina Meyer Bengtsson. They have three daughters: Elvira, Viola Filippa and Augusta.[8]


  1. ^
  2. ^
  3. ^
  4. ^ "Noma", The S.Pellegrino World's 50 Best Restaurants. Retrieved 9 December 2011.
  5. ^
  6. ^
  7. ^
  8. ^ a b