“Food and gastronomy are my way of bringing people together. What pushes me most in my own cooking, is refining traditional dishes, trying to add my own special touch to them.”
Espen Laumann is the young chef who represented Trondheim-Trøndelag, European Region of Gastronomy awarded 2022 European Young Chef Award 2021 and won 1st prize.
21 years old, his culinary journey began at the early age of 12, when he took his first steps in a professional kitchen. After entering higher education, at 19 he realised that cooking was what he really wanted to do in his life and decided to carve his own path towards it by enrolling in culinary school.
During his apprenticeship at Britannia Hotel in Trondheim, he had the chance to experience the world of high-end cooking, which he really enjoys. Thanks to his hard work, he was then awarded his current trial apprenticeship at 1-Michelin-starred restaurant Speilsalen.