Björn Frantzén is both the innovator and the critic. Constantly questioning himself, constantly aiming for perfection. Born in 1977, Bjorn represents the young generation of successful chefs who are completely dedicated to their calling. Bjorn remembers how he at age 12 once was served a perfect steak, with french fries and béarnaise sauce – one of his very first strong culinary memories that came to inspire him in his career. He eventually started his journey towards stardom as an intern with Chef Christer Lingström at Edsbacka Krog.
Examples of Awards:
Three stars in Guide Michelin
Number 12 (2013) on ”World50Best”
”Restaurant Of The Year” in The White Guide
”Gulddraken”, ”Gästdraken” and ”Kockarnas Krog”
Bjorn is passionate about constantly developing his skills and to become one of the very best. This passion would take him to other top restaurants, such as Chez Nico’s at 90 Park Lane (Nico Ladenis, UK, three Michelin stars) and Restaurant L’Arpege (Alain Passard, Paris, three Michelin stars). In Hong Kong you can find two restaurants by Bjorn – Frantzén Kitchen and The Flying Elk
Aside from his passion for cooking, Björn has always been very engaged in charity. Every year Björn hosts a dinner event featuring a handfull of Europe’s most renowned chefs, all to benefit the The Swedish Child Diabetes Foundation.