“Milk and Sugar, Please!” by René Redzepi, Noma

This talk is about how Noma took the step into the world of specialty coffee. Last year René promised to launch specialty coffee no matter the cost at Noma, and he did! They have spent almost 8 months perfecting the coffee service—a long struggle with an outstanding result.

“Messing with people’s coffee is one of the must fucked up things we’ve ever done.”

“We serve live animals to people that don’t get reactions like we get from messing with the coffee”

Head chef and partner at restaurant noma in Copenhagen. Noma opened the doors in January 2004 and since then it has been a rise to fame. Noma holds 2 Michelin stars and was voted to be number one restaurant in the world on Restaurant Magazine’s “World’s 50 best” for several years, presently holding a 2nd place on the list.

René has worked at several Michelin starred restaurants, among others Le Jardin Des Sens, El Bulli and The French Laundry. René Redzepi has re-invented the Nordic kitchen via noma, and is currently one of the most influential and quoted persons on the gastronomic scene worldwide.

René founded the Nordic Food Lab in 2008 and the MAD Symposium in 2011. In March 2012 he was on the cover of TIME magazine.