Sweden native Nils Noren attended his hometown Culinary School in Gavle before developing culinary expertise in several of Stockholm’s finest restaurants, including Restaurant Riche and Restaurant KB. He moved to the United States to accept a position at New York’s Aquavit, working as chef de cuisine alongside Marcus Samuelsson before being promoted to executive chef in 2003. Noren currently serves as Vice President of Culinary Arts for The French Culinary Institute’s culinary, pastry, bread and Italian food departments. In a 2008 survey of 40 top New York chefs, Noren was voted "The chef that should have gotten an award by now, but hasn't."
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