Claus Meyer (born December 27, 1963, in Nykøbing Falster, Denmark) is an entrepreneur, professional chef, food activist, cookbook author, professor and TV host. He is co-founder of restaurant Noma, voted best restaurant in the world in 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2014, 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 in Bolivia.
According to New Scandinavian Cooking's website, Meyer has published 28 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. 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. He produces a balsamic-style vinegar based on apples and plums from his own orchard.
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.
Meyer is married to the graphic designer Christina Meyer Bengtsson. They have four daughters: Elvira, Viola, Filippa and Augusta.
- "Noma", The S.Pellegrino World's 50 Best Restaurants. Retrieved 9 December 2011.
- Meyers Official homepage of Claus Meyer. (Danish)