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Claus Meyer

Claus Meyer

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Claus Meyer is a world-renowned restaurateur and cookbook author. He is co-founder and co-owner of restaurant Noma in Copenhagen, which holds two Michelin stars and has been named the world's best restaurant for four out of the past five years. Widely considered the father of the New Nordic Kitchen movement, he is also a prominent advocate of the farm-to-table movement, which seeks to foster local agriculture and encourage sustainable food production. He is the founder and main sponsor of the Melting Pot Foundation, whose aim is to help disadvantaged people through food-related projects in Denmark and abroad. In 2013, Mr. Meyer opened a gourmet Restaurant Gustu, in the poorest capital of South America, La Paz, Bolivia, and soon will be running 13 canteens in primary schools in El Alto as a means to "combat poverty with deliciousness." He is an associate professor in the Department of Food Science at the University of Copenhagen and adjunct professor in sustainable gastronomic entrepreneurship at the Copenhagen Business School.

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