On monday the 28th of March 2022 the first Nordic Green chef will be arranged in Herning in Denmark
The focus will be on green ingredients, with main emphasis on the Nordic vegetables and fruits. Two participants from each Nordic country will participate in this exciting and new competition.
Each country will send a chef and a junior chef. The task to solve is the same for both, but they will be assessed on slightly different criteria, says Dennis Rafn vice President in Nordics Chefs Association (NCA) and responsible for the competition
We believe this competition will be an important source of inspiration for the Nordic chefs and we hope this will lead to an increased use of fruit and vegetables in everyone’s diet. Our goal is more greens used on the plate, not only in restaurants, but in the entire catering industry.
The Nordic chefs are trendsetters, they spread inspiration, knowledge, and enthusiasm, and will hopefully contribute to increased recruitment to the culinary profession, says Toril Gulbrandsen enthusiastically, one of the initiators of the competition.
The UN has chosen the year 2021 as the international fruit and vegetable year. It is a good timing to take the competition out of the country and make it bigger, says Kristine Hartviksen, Nordic Chefs Association (NCA) President.
We need to eat more plant-based foods if we want a sustainable food industry which can feed the entire world’s population in the long run. By inspiring chefs and other food enthusiasts throughout the Nordic region to use more greens, the competition will contribute to more greens on the plate and to achieving the UN’s sustainability goals.
The Nordic Green Chef competition is organized by the Nordic Chefs Association (NCA) in collaboration with the Danish Chef Association, following the model of the Norwegian model “Green Chef of the Year competition”, previously organized eight times by the Norwegian Chefs’ National Association in collaboration with the Norwegian Fruit and Vegetables Marketing Board.
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