Nordic raw materials at the forefront of international chefs’ competition
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- 25 February 2005
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Master chiefs Marcus Emil Skoldeager and Bo lindegaard during a previous chefs' competition in Copenhagen.
Arla Foods will be responsible for supplying the dairy products when the international chefs’ competition, Nordic Challenge, kicks off next week.
Nordic raw materials will be at the forefront when 10 European master chefs compete to produce the best 3 course menu at Copenhagen’s Bella Centre on Monday.
The master chefs have ordered milk, cream, 48% crème fraiche and butter for their entries for the competition which is aimed at spreading awareness of the quality of Nordic raw materials.
Consequently, the Nordic Challenge competition supplements Arla Foods’ partnership with five Danish master chefs in the development of gourmet dairy products for restaurants. Some of these will be used during the Nordic Challenge competition.
“We’ve never sponsored a gastronomic event on this level before,” says Project Manager Henrik Diekema, Arla Foods. “We’re now showing a number of international chefs that we’re serious when we talk about producing high-class products for high-class chefs.”
At the Nordic Challenge Denmark will be represented by Mikkel Maarbjerg from Restaurant Ensemble in Copenhagen.
Arla Foods is an international dairy company owned by 9,700 farmers from Denmark, Sweden, the UK, Germany, Belgium, Luxembourg and the Netherlands. Arla Foods is one of the leading players in the international dairy arena with well-known brands like Arla®, Lurpak®, Puck® and Castello®. Arla Foods is focused on providing good dairy nourishment from sustainable farming and operations and is also the world's largest manufacturer of organic dairy products.