2015-04-28

Wedding banquet restaurateurs

Fredrik Eriksson, Mathias Dahlgren, Markus Aujalay, Henrik Norström and Mattias Ljungberg have been appointed as the restaurateurs to Prince Carl Philip's and Miss Sofia Hellqvist's wedding banquet on 13 June at the Royal Palace.

Fredrik Eriksson will be responsible for overseeing and coordinating the restaurateurs and the team of culinary chefs and pastry chefs who will be creating the wedding banquet.

For a number of years, Prince Carl Philip has been keenly involved in and followed closely Sweden's award-winning chefs and their entries in Swedish and international contests, not least the Swedish Chef of the Year and Bocuse d'Or events.

Fredrik Eriksson runs the Asplund restaurant, Långbro public house and Bakfickan garden café in Långbro park. Fredrik is a member of the Nobel Foundation's reference panel for food and beverages, and is the creative director and long-term strategist for the Swedish Restaurant Academy, and jury chairman in the Swedish "Chef of the Year" contest. Fredrik competed in the international cookery contest Bocuse d'Or 1993, bringing a seventh place home for Sweden.

Mathias Dahlgren runs the Matsalen, Matbaren and Matbordet restaurants in his own name at Grand Hôtel in Stockholm. His restaurants have received numerous international accolades and hold two and one stars, respectively, in the prestigious Michelin Guide. Mathias competed in Bocuse d'Or 1997 and is the only Swedish chef to date to have won gold.

Markus Aujalay runs the Winterviken restaurant in Stockholm and Fjällpuben in Åre. Markus is chair of the Swedish Chef of the Year Association, was Chef of the Year 2004 and finished fifth in Bocuse d'Or 2007.

Henrik Norström runs the restaurants Lux Dag För Dag, EAT, B.A.R., and Open Café in Stockholm. Henrik is President of the Swedish Bocuse d'Or Academy and won silver at Bocuse d'Or 2001.

Mattias Ljungberg runs Tössebageriet in Stockholm. Mattias was Swedish Pastry Chef of the Year 2006 and is team captain of the Swedish national pastry chef team. In Coupe du Monde de la Pâtisserie 2015, the world cup for pastry chefs, Mattias claimed seventh place. With the Swedish national culinary chefs' team, Mattias was a double gold-medallist in the International Exhibition of Culinary Art (the Culinary Olympics) in 2004 and 2012, and silver-medallist in 2010.