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René Redzepi

Founder & Head Chef

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René Redzepi
René Redzepi is the chef and co-owner of Noma in Copenhagen, Denmark. Since the establishment of the restaurant in 2003, Redzepi has developed a cuisine that draws from the area's landscape and culture. Using a wide yet intimate network of farmers, foragers, and other purveyors, Noma celebrates the region's ingredients and aims to present a kind of cooking that expresses its location and the seasons.

Redzepi is the author of Noma: Time and Place in Nordic Cuisine and A Work in Progress. In 2008, he founded the Nordic Food Lab, an independent, open-source research organization that studies deliciousness. And in 2011, he founded the MAD Symposium, an annual gathering of chefs and food lovers with an appetite for knowledge.

His wife is Nadine Levy Redzepi, and together they have three daughters; Genta, Arwen and Ro.