Icelandic Culinary Team
Þráinn Freyr Vigfússon
Year of birth: 1981.
Astrological sign: Gemini.
Family: Single Graduation: 2005.
Workplace: Lava Blue Lagoon.
Competition experience: 1. place Chef of the Year 2007; 1. place One World culinary competition 2008; 2. place Nordic Chef of the Year 2009; 7. place Bocuse d'Or 2011.
Main strength: Tall.
Favorite ingredient: Plaice.
Best kitchen tip: Don’t take everything literally when cooking at home, cook with your palate.
Role model: Those that have influenced me as chefs are Jón Þór Gunnarsson, Bjarni Gunnar Kristinsson, Grant Achatz and Agnar Sverrisson.
Hobbies: Soccer, basketball, off road, motocross, golf and skiing.
What do you cook on a Monday: Something simple like chicken burritos.
Most memorable food experience: Alinea Chicago.
What kitchen appliance could you not be without: Tough choice, but I think I have to go with the knife!