Comfort Food #13: Rasmus Kofoed – Learnings from a shift in focus
The future is to eat more plant-based food. I really want to show guests how tasty and delicious it can be, [so that] they can be inspired in their daily life.”
Rasmus Koefoed — Restaurant Geranium, 28.04.20
Rasmus Kofoed is head chef of Copenhagen-based Restaurant Geranium (***Michelin, Nr. 5 The World’s 50 Best Restaurants). Since the temporary closure of the restaurant, Rasmus has been spending an unprecedented amount of time at home: He’s been cooking and baking together with his three children, and enjoying nature and spring in Scandinavia with his family.
In our 13th Comfort Food Talk, he told us about his plans to launch a new pop-up concept next to Restaurant Geranium: a place dedicated to vegan, plant-based food – just like he has been cooking for his family at home over the past few weeks. This new dining experience will be accessible to a larger audience and serve as an “inspiration kitchen”, which you can replicate at home: after their meal, guests will have access to the recipes and be able to cook them for themselves. With this new challenge, the top chef wants to draw our attention to climate-friendly and healthy food.
We also wanted to know from Rasmus which experiences and learnings of the past few weeks he will take with him into the post-Corona era. What creative solutions and new modes of operation is he thinking about for the future of his restaurant ? How has he been experiencing this period of slowing down?