Niklas Ekstedt

Niklas grew up in Järpen, a small village in Jämtland in the northern parts of Sweden.

Opening his debut restaurant at the age of 21, Niklas subsequently spent stints at el Bulli and the Fat Duck before heading to his Nordic roots.

Drawn to the birch woods of the Stockholm archipelago, Niklas quickly transitioned from using a grill to exercise a cast iron pan on open flames – laying the foundation for a new kind of fine-dining and altering the course the Nordic food movement. Covered in ash and soot, Niklas and his team is on a continual journey to discover, employ and evolve what was once a lost art of cooking.

Restaurant Ekstedt is one of the top gastronomic destinations of Sweden and has held a Michelin star since 2013.

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