Icelandic Culinary Team
Bjarni Siguróli Jakobsson
Year of birth: 1988.
Astrological sign: Leo
Family: In a relationship with Hildur Helga Kristinsdóttir Graduation: 2009.
Workplace: Slippbarinn at Icelandair Hotel Reykjavík Marina. Competition experience: 2. Place NKF Gothenborg, Sweden 2013; 1. Place Chef of the Year 2012; 2. Place Nordic Challenge Aarhus, Denmark 2012; Assistant to Þráinn Freyr Vigfússon Bocuse d’Or Lyon, France 2011; Assistant to Þráinn Freyr Vigfússon Bocuse d’Or preliminaries Gent, Belgium 2010; 6. Place Nordic Chef Competition Herning, Denmark 2010; WildCard (U23), team manager 2009 and 2010; 1. Place assistant/student for Jóhannes S. Jóhannesson Chef of the Year 2009; 3. Place assistant/student for Alian Poulsen in NKF; Nordic Competition Reykjavík, Iceland 2009; 3. Place Nordic Student Competition Lund, Sweden 2009; Assistant to Hallgrímur F. Sigurðsson Nordic Challenge Copenhagen, Denmark 2009; 1.-2. Place Student Chef 2008; 3. Place as assistant/student for Hallgrímur F. Sigurðsson in Chef of the Year 2008.
Main strength: Composed, organized and resourceful, but first and foremost I really enjoy cooking
Favorite ingredient: The freshest each time.
Best kitchen tip: Remember to breathe and have a passion for what you are doing while remembering to smile.
Role model: Many of the different and excellent chefs I have worked with and met in my life.
Hobbies: Apart from the kitchen, it’s being outdoors, music, sports, acoustics, movies and Iceland in general.
What do you cook on a Monday: If it was something regular, it would probably be fried with and everything that goes with it.
Most memorable food experience: When I first tasted the vegetarian lasagna that my fiancée made, exemplary!
What kitchen appliance could you not be without: A clock. My sense of time is not the best, and that’s when alarms and timers come in handy. iPhone’s got it!