The winners of the Nordic Championship for Cook and Waiter Apprentice are Celebrated

Stockholm, Sweden April 8, 2014

Last Friday and Saturday, April 4thand 5thapprentice students from Scandinavian schools competed in the Nordic championship for cook and waiter apprentice. Denmark, Sweden, Norway, Finland and Iceland joined this prestigious competition that primarily attracts students majoring in hospitality and restaurant- focused programs.

The competition was fierce and the students were challenged through the various tasks. The cooking competition included preparation of a four-course meal where a mystery box with secret ingredients allowed the students to showcase their wit and creativity. The waiter competition involved everything from serving and matching the perfect wine with the dishes cooked, to setting a beautiful table including the artwork of napkin folding.

The winners of the competition are:


Number one: Sweden – Team: Viktor Ellström & Matilda Bergmark

Number two: Norway – Team: Håvard Chr. Werkland & Leopold Prytz Roze

Number three: Finland – Team: Jeri Hänninen & Lari Helenius

Number four: Denmark – Team: Dennis Drejer Birch & Alexander Brønnum Jensen

Number five: Iceland – Team: Lðunn Sigurðardóttir& Rúnar Pierre Heriveanx


Number one: Norway – Team: Einar Staaland & Benjamin Ausland

Number two: Sweden – Team: Hannah Forsberg & Magnus Engström

Number three: Iceland – Team: Olöf Rún Sigurðardóttir & Olöf Vala Olafsdóttir

Number four: Denmark – Team: Nadia Potempa & Michelle Andersen

Number five: Finland – Team: Janne Ojapalo & Sara Snellman

“It has been a true pleasure to witness the dedicated students throughout the competition. There are so many ambitious students in our field and it’s a genuine pleasure to see the craftsmanship of hospitality continuing in the most professional and aspiring way”, said Peter Thomelius, Head of the Education department at Visita.

For more information, please contact Tina Loncaric at or call +46 8 762 74 68

Tina Loncaric, tf press secretary, Visita
08-762 74 68


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