Björn Frantzén is the head chef and founder of two Michelin star Restaurant Frantzén in Stockholm, Sweden.
Surprisingly, Björn’s culinary career began as a chef in the Swedish Army, a position he took after graduating from culinary school. He then took his culinary skills to civilian territory, working at Chez Nico in London before taking a job at Edsbacka Krog in Sweden in 1998. It was there that he met friend Daniel Lindeberg, who later became his business partner and cofounder of Restaurant Frantzén/Lindeberg. Daniel and Björn earned their first Michelin star at Restaurant Frantzén/Lindeberg in 2009, followed by a second in 2010.
In 2013, Restaurant Frantzén/Lindeberg became Björn’s sole project, renamed Restaurant Frantzén, while still maintaining its two-star status, with Daniel leaving the company to pursue solo projects.
As for Björn’s cuisine, far from traditional fare, his menu offers guests a series of surprises – a culinary style that has cemented him at the vanguard of Nordic cuisine.
Describe your culinary philosophy in 4 words…
I only need two: casual elegance.
What is your greatest inspiration?
If you could take a plane ride to any restaurant in the world, just for one meal, where would you go?
What four things would you take to a desert island?
A pilot, a private plane, my family and and snus (swedish tobacco).
- 2 Michelin Stars
- #23 The World's Best Restaurants
111, 28 Stockholm
+ 46 8 20 85 80
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