René Redzepi is head chef and co-owner of noma in Copenhagen, Denmark. In February 2017, noma closed its original location after 14 years. In February 2018, noma will reopen in a new location on Refshaleøen, with an even stronger focus on seasonality.
Redzepi is the author of Noma: Time and Place in Nordic Cuisine, A Work in Progress, and recently announced an upcoming series called the Foundations of Flavour intended for home cooks. The first in the series, Foundations of Flavour: The Noma Guide to Fermentation, will come out in October 2018.
In 2011, he founded MAD, a nonprofit organization that brings together a global cooking community with a social conscience, a sense of curiosity, and an appetite for change. In August 2017, MAD launched VILDMAD, a program and app for people of all ages designed to teach everyone how to be a forager, and how to cook everyday meals with wild ingredients.
He is married to Nadine Levy Redzepi, and together they have three daughters; Arwen, Genta and Ro.