Chef of the Year (Vuoden Kokki) is the national Finnish championship of chefs.
The contest has sparked many success stories for the winners. The Chef of the Year competion has been arranged since 1995. The first winner was Mr. Pekka Terävä.
The Chef of the Year 2014 is Mr. Heikki Liekola from restaurant Olo in Helsinki.
Chef of the Year Competitors are awarded for taste and delicacy of the food, proper use of raw materials as well as the originality of the various dishes.
Mr. Heikki Liekola, Chef of the Year 2014. © Manne Stenros