Prince Carl Philip attends the Chef of the Year competition

On Thursday 5 February, Prince Carl Philip was a member of the jury for the Chef of the Year competition, and presented the Chef of the Year 2015 award to the winner, Thomas Sjögren.

The competing chefs had five hours to prepare their menus. First, they prepared five dishes using their choice of fish and shellfish from the North Sea off Sweden's west coast and the Norwegian Sea. This was followed by a main course using Swedish lamb. The Prince took part in the jury, tasting both courses.

The Prince then presented the Gastronomic Academy's Gold Award to the winner, Thomas Sjögren from Swedish Tasteexternal link, opens in new window in Gothenburg. Daniel Engelau, from Stockholm's Aveqia restaurant, came second.

Chef of the Year 2015 Thomas Sjögren. Photo: royalcourt.se

Chef of the Year 2015 Thomas Sjögren. Photo: royalcourt.se

Chef of the Year

The Chef of the Year is the official Swedish championship for professional cooking. The winner is presented with the Gastronomic Academy's Gold Dairy Award and is awarded the title Chef of the Year.

The competition has been arranged by Swedish dairy companies in association with the Gastronomic Academy, the Swedish Chefs' Association and the Chef of the Year Association since 1983.

Find out more about the Chef of the Year competition hereexternal link, opens in new window.