René Redzepi is the chef and co-owner of Noma in Copenhagen, five times recognized as the world’s best restaurant. In 2021, Noma was awarded its third Michelin Star. Redzepi has been featured in publications from the New York Times to Wired and profiled in two feature-length documentaries and countless national and international media outlets. His first book, Noma: Time and Place in Nordic Cuisine, was an IACP and James Beard Award winner, and The Noma Guide to Fermentation was a New York Times bestseller. He lives in Copenhagen with his wife, Nadine Levy Redzepi, their three children, and their dog, Ponzu. Find him on Instagram at @reneredzepinoma and @nomacph.
Mette Søberg has been cooking in restaurants since 2010, first in Copenhagen and then later in Sydney at Marque, under the mentorship of Mark Best. She returned to Copenhagen in 2013 and immediately joined Noma, where two years later she became a member of the test kitchen, developing dishes for Noma’s menus. In 2018, when Noma moved to its current location, she rose to the position of head of research and development. Mette lives with her fiancé, Bjørne, and their new baby, Mads. Find her on Instagram at @mette_soberg.
Junichi Takahashi is a chef from Miyagi Prefecture in Japan who has been cooking for twenty years in restaurants around Japan and Europe. He has been an integral member of the Noma team since 2012 and has been developing dishes for Noma’s menus since 2016. Jun is not only known for his innovation and creativity but also for delivering satisfying dishes that are rich with umami and deeply rooted in tradition and craftsmanship. Find him on Instagram at @ryoriya.