Claus Meyer

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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,[1] 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.[2]

Culinary background[edit]

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.[3] 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.[4] He produces a balsamic-style vinegar based on apples and plums from his own orchard.[5]

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.[6]

Meyer holds an MA in International Business Studies from the Copenhagen Business School.[7]


Meyer is married to the graphic designer Christina Meyer Bengtsson. They have four daughters: Elvira, Viola, Filippa and Augusta.[7]


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External links[edit]

  • Meyers Official homepage of Claus Meyer. (Danish)