Viktor Örn Chef of the Year 2013

Viktor Örn Andrésson, Chef at Blue Lagoon Iceland, won the competition Chef of the Year in Iceland 2013. The competition took place at the Icelandi Hotel and Culinary school.

Viktor says that it is very encouraging to win the competition. „The competition is important for the development of the profession here in Iceland. Emphasis on culinary experience is also a key factor in Iceland‘s tourism. The emphasis of Blue Lagoon on the culinary experince is significant for its importance,“ Andresson said. 

Rúnar Pierre Heriveanx, who is studying to become a chef and works, at Blue Lagoon won the Apprentice Chef of the Year of the competition where talented young chefs compete for recognition.  „Blue Lagoon has emphasized increasing the interest of young people to learn to become chefs and Rúnar‘s result is encouraging for us to continue on the same path,“ Viktor added.

Viktor will compete on Iceland‘s behalf in the Nordic Chef of the year competition that takes place in Sweden in April 2014.

He has worked as a head chef at Blue Lagoon since 2010 and encompasses a broad work experience in Iceland and abroad. His experience includes working at the Michelin star restaurant Domaine de Clairfonte in Lyon, France.

Viktor Örn (left) and Rúnar Pierre, Chef of the Year and Apprentice Chef of the Year respectively