Local | Silver to Högberga Gård at Meeting Chef of the year 2016

By on May 17, 2016

When the contest the Meeting Chef of the year 2016 ended stood Högberga Gård youngest chef Magnus Wallin, as silver medalist. From conference centers around the country, 24 of Sweden’s best chefs nominated and the atmosphere was high in Münchenbryggeriets premises in Stockholm.

Wow! It feels great and awesome to win this prize. A little nervous before but now I definitely got a taste for it. Last year it was our gastronomic leader Tommy Eriksson, who won the whole competition, which of course has been a great inspiration to me, says Magnus Wallin.

The uniqueness of the competition Meeting Chef of the year is that the contestant chefs have 30 minutes of preparation time and 45 minutes cooking time in which to create large format a two-course conference dinner for four people on the basis of exactly the same conditions and key raw materials. Magnus menu consisted of an appetizer; Fired cod with white asparagus and dill and to the main course; Guinea fowl with broccoli and wild garlic.

– As CEO, I am so incredibly proud. Magnus, our youngest chef, stepping forward and taking a silver medal in the competition is further proof that we have the class in the kitchen which we aspire. Our gastronomic leader Tommy, who won last year, now training for the Olympics, our chef Patrik Jonsson has been in the semifinal of Chef of the Year on several occasions (as Tommy). And now our youngest chef Magnus! What a team. Proud is the word, says Johan Hjort, CEO of Högberga Gård.

The competition took place in Münchenbryggeriets premises in Stockholm and was organized by ActionFairs. Moderator for the day was Carl-Jan Granqvist and at jury; Danyel Couet, Malin Söderström and Christina Möller. The jury’s motivation;
A composition with freshness and balanced flavors that show respect and love for the raw materials.

The resistance was tough, which of course makes it feel extra large to end up on the podium. Obviously I congratulate Emma Eijre from Färna Herrgård who took home the victory, says Magnus Wallin that already about a month goes out in the next race; Copper Skillet in 2016.
It’s always been a dream for me to compete in cooking and I’m really grateful that I get the opportunity. In addition with a coach like Tommy.

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