Gert Klötzke – Chairman of Culinary Competition Committee (WACS)
Gert Klötzke, born in 1944, is a Swedish chef and adjunct professor of gastronomy at the Umeå University School of Restaurant and Culinary Arts. In 2014 he was also appointed Honorary Doctor at Umeå University. Klötzke won the individual competition Chef Championship and the title Chef of the Year in 1986. The same year he also won the Year competition Wildlife Chef.
Klötzke was for many years involved as a coach for the Swedish Culinary Team. Under his leadership, the team established himself with wins in the Add astronomical events such as Salon Culinaire in Switzerland in 1999, Culinary Olympics 2000 Culinary World Cup 2002, the Culinary Olympics in 2004.
He is also since 2013 chairman of the WACS (World Association of Societies Chefs’) Culinary Competition Committee, which is responsible for the rules and the training of referees for all tournaments are organized and / or sanctioned by WACS. Tex global competitions Culinary Olympics in Germany and the Culinary World Cup in Luxembourg.
Klötzke since 2010 is the adviser to the Finnish culinary team.
Klötzke is engaged in performances, both in Sweden and abroad, with the Swedish food culture as a theme. The Swedish ingredients are always in focus and it has given many small-scale producers the opportunity to be presented to the chefs in the world. Put into practice in the form of Christmas on Fjäderholmarnas tavern since 2006 and the annual 10-week guest appearance “Smorgasbord” at Restaurant Au Premier in Zurich since 2010. Gert was also responsible for the banquet dinner by HM King Carl Gustav XVI’s 60th birthday. Along with Fredrik Eriksson, he has been since 2002 culinary advisor to the annual Nobel Banquet.
Through its strong commitment to the Swedish matarvets conservation and development of gastronomy in the world, Gert awarded a number of honors.
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