Noma Copenhagen

René Redzepi Wins Best Chef Top100 Award

9/28/2020
Photo: Ditte Isager / Copenhagen Media Center

Renowned Danish chef, René Redzepi, has won The Best Chef Top100 Award at this year’s virtual show.

Redzepi is known for his innovative New Nordic gastronomy at restaurant Noma, which has multiple times been chosen as the world’s best restaurant. Noma, under Redzepi's leadership, has been knows to work with a wide selection of Danish and Scandinavian ingredients and techniques like fermentation. The restaurant opened in its current form in 2018 in a new restaurant designed by Danish architecture firm BIG with a garden delivering seasonal produce for the menu. 

At the 2020 list, Noma was 2nd place on the World’s Best Restaurants. During the spring, the two-Michelin star restaurant made a quick transition from fine dinning to serving burgers and wine in their restaurant garden in the Copenhagen neighborhood of Refshaleøen thereby making their food available to a wider audience. Noma has now returned to its normal schedule with seasonal menus. The next one will be the Game & Forest Season running 3 October - 4 December. 

At The Best Chef Awards, the chefs are awarded based on their skills, experience and accomplishments and voted on by their peers and a group of photographers, artists and professionals from the culinary industry.

Another Danish chef, Rasmus Munk, took the title in the category The Best Chef Science Award. Munk’s restaurant, Alchemist, was chosen as the Danish Restaurant of the Year in 2019 after having opened in July. Their 50-course experience of holistic dining also secured the restaurant two Michelin stars in the 2020 guide.

Rasmus Kofoed from Denmark’s only three-Michelin Star restaurant, Geranium, ensured two Danes in the top ten for the The Best Chef Top100 Award with his 9th spot. Rasmus Munk, Eric Vildgaard and Poul Adrias Ziska were also in the Top100.