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Icelandic Chef Team Takes The Gold

Andie Fontaine
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The Icelandic national team of chefs won the gold medal in hot food at the Culinary World Cup in Luxembourg this morning, RÚV reports.

The team for this competition was comprised of six chefs preparing a three-course dinner for 110 people. The Icelandic team served a cod starter, a lamb entree and skyr with chocolate for dessert.

“We are incredibly pleased with this result, as we have been preparing for this for 18 months,” team president Björn Bragi Bragason said in a statement. “Despite some unexpected events that arose, we have proven here today that the Icelandic national chefs team is amongst the best in the world.”

In all, it is possible to win up to 100 points, but only those scoring 91 or higher took home the gold. More than one country may win the gold medal in the same category.

The Icelandic national chefs team is comprised of chefs from restaurants all over the country, representing everything from nouveau cuisine to traditional Icelandic dishes and everything in between. On the team’s English page, you can click on the individual chefs to see where they work—pay a visit to any of their restaurants to experience the finest cooking that Iceland has to offer.


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