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[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]

Personal[edit]

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

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.theworlds50best.com/
  2. ^ http://restaurantgustu.com
  3. ^ http://www.clausmeyer.dk/en/melting_pot_foundation/gustu_is_open.html
  4. ^ "Noma", The S.Pellegrino World's 50 Best Restaurants. Retrieved 9 December 2011.
  5. ^ http://www.en.ifv.life.ku.dk/forskning/professor.aspx
  6. ^ http://www.scandcook.com/default.asp?menu=7
  7. ^ http://www.clausmeyer.dk/en/the_new_nordic_cuisine_.html
  8. ^ a b http://www.clausmeyer.dk/en/claus_meyer/cv_-_short_version_.html

External links[edit]

  • Meyers Official homepage of Claus Meyer. (Danish)