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Heidi Martikainen is the Waiter of The Year 2019

Heidi Martikainen from restaurant Demo is the Waiter of The Year 2019! Heidi showed excellent technical skills in the competition and she has great customer service skills, but truly stood out with his confidence and comprehensive ability to give his customers a marvelous experience. He made excellent drink combinations to the dishes served at the […]

Waiter of The Year

The Waiter of The Year 2019 is Heidi Martikainen. She won the competition on the 6th of March 2019 at the Spring fair at Helsingin Messukeskus. Waiter of The Year is the Finnish championship for professional waiters and waitresses. Competitors get to show their skills in practice as they serve guests with culinary delights prepared […]

Chef of The Year

The Chef of the Year 2019 is Mikko Kaukonen. He won the honoured competition on the 6th of April 2019 at the Spring fair at Messukeskus Helsinki. Chef of The Year is the Finnish championship of chefs. The contest has sparked many success stories for its winners. Chef of The Year was first held in 1995, and the […]

Mikko Kaukonen is the Chef of The Year 2019

Mikko Kaukonen from Food Camp Finland Oy is the Chef of The Year 2019. He stood out with his beautiful dishes and their unique flavor profiles. In semifinals Mikko prepared Kariniemen Chicken thighs filled smoked  Omega-3® Pork Belly, black trumpets, herbs, truffles and foie gras. Creamy chicken velouté, kohlrabi with roasted peanuts, broccoli pure and poached broccoli in parsley oil. In […]

Bocuse d’Or 2019 – Finland finishes fourth with a brilliant entry

Finland’s Bocuse d’Or team was awarded fourth place in the world’s most challenging gastronomic competition. The contestant Ismo Sipeläinen, his assistant Johan Kurkela and coach Tommi Tuominen finished the 5 hour 35 minute cooking crucible with style and without mistakes. After one year of preparing for the competition, the Finnish team finished fourth at the […]

Bocuse d’Or 2019 Finland’s dishes mix Nordic ruggedness with the tenderness of winter

Starting at 9am in Lyon, Finland’s Bocuse d’Or team will show what they are made of. The national team aims to take home one of the top three spots in the highly demanding gastronomic competition’s finals. The Bocuse d’Or is the world’s most respected culinary competition. 24 countries from around the world compete in the […]

ELO Foundation for the Promotion of Finnish Food Culture

Background ELO Foundation for the Promotion of Finnish Food Culture is a non-profit foundation established in June 2009 to promote Finnish food culture in Finland and internationally. We want to bring together the makers, doers, thinkers, dreamers and sponsors of our genuine Arctic food culture. We work within communications, publishing and training activities. The foundation is also […]


  PRESS RELEASE June, 12th 2018   Christian André PETTERSEN from NORWAY wins the 6th edition of the Bocuse d’Or Europe after two breath-taking days of competition! SWEDEN and DENMARK also step on the podium and we now know the 11 European countries qualified for the Bocuse d’Or Finale that will take place in Lyon […]

Ismo Sipeläinen to represent Finland at Bocuse d’Or

Finland’s 14th Bocuse d’Or contestant was chosen in November 2017 in a tight race. Finland will be represented at the international gastronomic competition by chef Ismo Sipeläinen from Helsinki’s Finnjävel restaurant. The competition kichens were built at the Fiskars Campus in Helsinki where two other chefs, Tommi Tuominen and Benjamin Frostell, also participated in the […]