PROFILE OF THE MONTH

Each month we ask an indispensable profile from STUD!O five quick questions. This month, we talked to Svend who has been here for just about a year. 

Name & age: 
Svend Hviid Koudahl, 21 years old

Background:
Svend is from Copenhagen and has STUD!O as his first place of employment. He starts at the top

Position:
Apprentice chef

Favourite ingredient:
Svend likes the flavour that comes when something is smoked and thus chose smoke as his favourite ingredient

Best thing about STUD!O:
"That I, as an apprentice, can learn a lot, and then it is only a bonus that I like it here. People are really nice to each other and the food is delicious"

You can follow Svend on instagram here
And of course also on our snapchat - Studiocph

 

NEW MAIN MAN

After 4 years as head of STUD!O, Torsten Vildgaard has accepted an offer to become the right-hand man to Renè Redzepi at noma.
Torsten will be replaced as Head Chef by Damian Quintana, who was Torsten's wingman at STUD!O from the beginning of the restaurant in 2013 and two years forward. Before that, Damian had worked with Torsten for two years at noma, and for the past couple of years Damian has been Assisting Head Chef at D'Angleterre and restaurant AOC.

STUD!O will be on summer holiday from July 11 till August 1. Torsten's last day at STUD!O will be Saturday, September 2.
The last 7 days of August will be a celebration of Torsten's time at STUD!O and of the new beginning with Damian. August will be a rare, last chance to experience two of the most significant young people in Danish gastronomy on the floor in the same kitchen.

INSTAGRAM & SNAPCHAT

Follow Torsten Vildgaard on instagram where he lets you in to his life as a father and Head Chef at STUD!O. 

You can also follow Morten Magh's instagram-life as Restaurant Manager and food- and wine enthusiast here.

The profile of the month takes care of the STUD!O snapchat account where you will gain an insight behind the scenes - add Studiocph to see more.

 

 

LUNCH

DINNER

All pictures on the website are taken by photographer Signe Roderik

 

ABOUT STUD!O

STUD!O is Claus Meyer and Torsten Vildgaard’s gourmet restaurant situated in central Copenhagen in beautiful surroundings at the harbour front. At STUD!O Torsten as headchef lives out his dream for fine dining and hospitality.

The restaurant opened in October 2013 and was after only four months awarded 1 Michelin-star, which it has held since. In October 2014 STUD!O was named the 3rd best restaurant in Denmark and the 10th best restaurant in the Nordic countries by White Guide Nordic. Furthermore, Torsten Vildgaard was named chef of the year in Denmark by "Den Danske Spiseguide" (“The Danish restaurant guide). Most recently, STUD!O has been ranked as number 40 on the restaurant list OAD's Top 100 European Restaurants 2016. According to the list, that makes STUD!O the fourth best restaurant in Denmark.

STUD!O is a workshop of passion with an inquisitive, curious and playful cuisine, challenging the dogmas in the Nordic kitchen tradition. Torsten himself was a significant part of that as the headchef and driving force at Noma’s test kitchen for 8 years from 2005-2012. STUD!O’s philosophy is more open-minded and out-going, though, and although the DNA is clearly Nordic, Torsten’s love for French and Japanese cooking shines through in the dishes and the presentation.

Hospitality is taken one step further. Guests are invited right into the heart of Studio at the open kitchen where they can experience the chefs in action and see the smiles on their faces when they nail a dish, which is then proudly served.

The chefs enjoy playing with their guest’s expectations of what they think they are about to taste, turning everything upside down and giving everyone a warm, intimate and personal experience.

KEEP TESTING!

HEAD CHEF

Torsten Vildgaard is head chef and co-owner of STUD!O, which, just 5 months after opening, received a Michelin star in 2014.

Torsten was previously best known for his time at noma as Sous Chef and Head of R&D from 2005-2012. In that period of time noma was named World’s Best Restaurant in 2008-2011 by “World´s 50 Best Restaurants”.

Torsten was named “Chef of the Year” in Denmark in 2005, he won Nordic Challenge in 2007 and was named “Chef of the Year” in Den Danske Spiseguide (The Danish restaurant guide") 2014. In 2015 Torsten won “Chef of Chefs”, which is an award voted by all Danish chefs.

In 2015 STUD!O was nominated for “Best restaurant in Denmark” in Den Danske Spiseguide and nominated for Byens Bedste Gastronomi in AOK (best restaurant).

In White Guide STUD!O was named “New Restaurant of the Year” in 2014 and was furthermore named Denmark's 3rd best restaurant and the 10th best restaurant in the Nordic countries.

SOUS CHEF

Bjarke von Holck, skilled at AOC in November 2014, has in a very short timespan shown himself worthy of the responsibility of being the Sous Chef of a Michelin restaurant.

He works determined towards STUD!O’s common objective of perfection and development and has quickly become an ambassador of the restaurant’s cornerstones, which are innovation and a constant, yet informal interaction with every single guest.

8 months after being hired, he was named Junior Sous Chef and a couple of months later he was additionally promoted.

As Torsten’s right hand he takes care of service on days where the boss is unable to be there himself. At the same time Bjarke gets an opportunity to put his mark on STUD!O and is an important part of the on-going development of the restaurant.

CAREER AT STUD!O

We are always looking for the perfect addition to our little family, so if you would like to be a stagiaire, chef, waiter or manager at STUD!O, feel free to apply!

It is mandatory for staff at STUD!O to have fun at work and we all strive to create a relaxed and good work environment. This, along with our common passion for creating world class experiences for our guests, is what you will need to comply with to fit in.

Our restaurant has a strong Nordic DNA with influences from all over the world – the common denominator being quality and creativity!

Intrigued? Send an e-mail with your résumé to work@studiocph.dk

 

 

OPENING HOURS

Sunday & Monday: Closed

Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday: 19.00 to 24.00

Friday & Saturday: 12.00 to 15.00 and 19.00 to 24.00

 

 

CONTACT

Studio
The Standard
44 Havnegade
DK-1058 Copenhagen K

Phone: (+45) 72 14 88 08 (Tuesday-Saturday 12.00 to 18.00)
studio@thestandardcph.dk

Inspection report
Facebook
Show on map

Photo © Signe Roderik