Esben Holmboe Bang
Head chef, co-owner and creative force behind Maaemo.
It’s a bold style of cooking that has won the young chef a legion of fans and a listing as one of Time Magazine’s 100 Most Influential Chefs in the World. In 2012, just 15 months after opening, Maaemo was awarded two Michelin stars in its first ever mention in the prestigious guide, becoming the first, and only, restaurant in the Nordics to do so. In 2016 Maaemo was awarded a third Michelin star, making Esben one of the youngest chefs to hold Michelin’s highest accolade and the first ever in Norway to do so. Maaemo was also listed as one of the top 100 restaurants in the world at the 2015 World’s 50 Best Restaurants awards.