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Award-winning Gunnar Hvarnes – Head Chef for the Norwegian Seafood Dinner at NABS 2019

Gunnar Hvarnes will be the Head Chef for the Norwegian Seafood Dinner held during Norway Asia Business Summit. The Norwegian Seafood Dinner is organized in close collaboration with the Norwegian Seafood Council.

Gunnar Hvarnes is a Norwegian chef, and the country’s delegate to participate in the 2010 Bocuse d’Or Europe and the 2011 Bocuse d’Or international finals, where he won the bronze medal.  

Hvarnes has previously competed in culinary contests, achieving silver in the 2004 Norwegian national championship, and winning gold in 2006 and 2007. He was captain of the Norwegian national chef team that won gold in the 2006 world championship in Luxembourg and captain of the Norwegian team that won gold at the Culinary Olympics at Erfurt in 2008.

As the winner of Norway’s “chef of the year” in 2009, Hvarnes qualified as the Norwegian Bocuse d’Or Europe delegate. In the Bocuse d’Or Europe final in Geneva in June 2010, Hvarnes won the silver medal behind Rasmus Kofoed, qualifying for the Bocuse d’Or final in January 2011.  Hvarnes has an extensive background of employment with various restaurants and hotels in Norway. He currently works as a culinary consultant at the Gastronomisk Institutt in Stavanger.