Food | Högberga Gårds Tommy Eriksson to Olympics

By on April 27, 2016

Högberga Gårds Tommy Eriksson to Olympics

Högberga Gårds gastronomic leader Tommy Eriksson has got a place in Stockholm Culinary Team and will compete in the Olympic Games in cooking in the fall.
2016 is the year of the Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, but it is also the year of the Olympics in cooking. The latter championship takes place in Erfurt in Germany in October. Sweden is represented by the national team, junior and Regional Law of which is Stockholm Culinary Team where Tommy Eriksson, Högberga Gårds, are included.

We are 12 people in the team of which I am the last that qualify me. I have five months to get me in shape, which is a really tough and exciting challenge, he says.

Competition rounds, a variety of dishes, are distributed among team members. Tommy Eriksson’s task will be to prepare finger food, two cold and two hot, seven of each, each one should weigh between 10 and 20 grams. All contest dishes will be judged on performance and appearance. The jury will not taste the food.

But even if they do not taste it, we see in the team that it is very important that there is good stuff for real, not just fancy contest dishes, says Tommy Eriksson.

Tommy Eriksson is experienced in racing world, he can call himself among other things this year’s meeting Chef 2015 and has qualified for the semifinals of the Chef of the Year three years in a row.
I love to compete and is a competitive person in everything I do. I’m into thriatlon and running in leisure time but there it is about getting the fastest in goal, which is much easier than assessing sports. If you run past a person you know that you are on the right path, but no matter how good food you feel that you have cooked you have no idea what the jury thinks. It’s tough but also very funny.

20s international teams compete against each other, each team has 100 points from the beginning that they then risk deduction from the jury believes that they succeeded less well with some moments. Most remaining points after the jury wins. Stockholm Culinary Team is the only Regional Law that previously won both the World Championship and Olympic gold.

It feels great to have a partner like Tommy here on Högberga Gård. His contestant shows that both he and we are committed to constantly move forward and that we dare to challenge us. And then it’s very fun and thrilling too, says Johan Hjort, CEO of Högberga Gård.
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