The Norwegian team broke away with the victory when the 25th Culinary Olympics were held in Stuttgart.
“We’re over the moon. Winning the world’s biggest and most prestigious competition for a national team is a dream. The last time Norway won the Culinary Art Olympics was in 2008,” says coach Gunnar Hvarnes of the national team in a statement to Nationen.
The Norwegian team convinced the jury of their skills thanks to their precision and artistic craftsmanship, according to a press release from the organizer.
“In the last round everything was perfect. As we worked in the competition, the result was more than perfect. I’ve always had a dream to deliver a perfect result, which is what the Norwegian culinary teams did at the Olympics,” says Hvarnes.
Minister of Agriculture and Food Olaug Bollestad congratulates the Norwegian chefs on Wednesday evening.
“This is proof that Norway is a food nation with Norwegian chefs and restaurants that are among the best in the world. I am sure that the attention will make even more people, both Norwegians and tourists, open their eyes to our unique dining experiences,” says Bollestad in a statement.
Silver for Sweden
The chefs from Norway were closely followed by Sweden, who took silver for their performance. The bronze medal went to Iceland. The home team had to settle for 6th place.
Sweden, however, could adorn itself with gold for junior teams. Here Norway came in second place and Switzerland in third. The German junior national team secured 5th place.
“Once again, we have shown that the Culinary Olympics is the most well-known and important international culinary competition for chefs,” says President Richard Beck of the German Chef Association.
© NTB Scanpix / #Norway Today