Born on December 1962
No one could have foreseen Melker Andersson becoming a chef, since his mother disliked cooking! What is more, what he really loved was skiing, both for the sport itself but above all for competition. Although he was an excellent skier, he realized that he would never beat his compatriot Gunde Svan (a future world champion). Consequently, his interest in skiing dropped considerably. Fortunately, his interest in cuisine took the upper hand and his love of flavors, creativity, the influences of all the cuisines of the world, combined with his determination, were to open up a fascinating career for him. After spending time in France, some of which at the Moulin de Mougins, he returned to Sweden and trained at different restaurants. In 1994, he opened his first establishment, “Fredsgatan 12”, which contributed towards revolutionizing Swedish cuisine. His modernism and very personal approach led him to being named Chef of Chefs in 1995. The 1995 Bocuse d’Or was to be a memorable competition worthy of this sportsman. With his broken leg in plaster, due to a fall in his kitchen, he nonetheless mounted the second highest step of the podium. He was awarded his Bocuse d’argent in Stockholm, where he lost no time in launching projects to set up new restaurants that have all be very successful. He now runs 7 different establishments, all based on a different theme.
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