Nicolai Nørregaard

Nicolai Nørregaard

Head Chef & Partner, Kadeau

Their native island is their project. In 2007, two lifelong friends opened a restaurant on the southern tip of the Baltic island of Bornholm. They were both brought up on the island where the community in many ways are struggling to stay connected, isolated as they are in the middle of the Baltic Sea. The food at their new restaurant Kadeau was based on the wild nature and the local farmers. And it’s been like that ever since.

The two friends eventually became three when Magnus Kofoed joined the two original founders Nicolai Nørregaard and Rasmus Kofoed (The two are not related by the way: Kofoed is a most common name in the Island of Bornholm).

Eventually they opened up another restaurant in Copenhagen in 2011, still with everything based on the island of Bornholm. In 2013 they received their first Michelin star, and ever since they’ve been opening up two more restaurants and eventually also acquired the Islands juice factory, making sure the jobs would stay in Bornholm.

The Kadeau project is much more than a restaurant: It’s a love affair with that special piece of nature out there in the Baltic, it’s a friendship-based company and it’s local food loving patriots fighting for jobs and recognition of the place they come from. Their food is tied to the nature of Bornholm, and it is equally spectacular.

Kadeau København / Kadeau Bornholm / Pony

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