Pastry Chef Fredrik Borgskog of Upper House/Gothia Towers - Biography

Gothenburg, Sweden

September 2016

Frederik Borgskog’s first job at Alert & Jack’s café in Stockholm sparked his initial enthusiasm for baking, which he then developed at a bistro that he ran with his brothers for five years. From the familial environment, Borskog took to the competition circuit with tenacity.

As a member of the Swedish culinary team from 2005 to 2008, Borgskog earned a second and third place. In 2013, he joined the Swedish pastry team with whom he competed for the next three years. Winning the European qualifiers for the Coupe du Monde de la Pâtisserie, Borgskog scooped up a third place in 2014 and a first place in the Nordic Pastry Cup in 2014.

Currently pastry chef of Upper House restaurant in Gothenburg, Sweden, Borgskog’s creations are distinguished by their architectural forms and artistic design. Like his mentor Chef Ronny Latva, Borgskog is a true technician. He likes concentrated flavors and the zing of acidity, as well as the subtle earthiness of herbs. With his motto of “have fun and win,” Borgskog is eager to compete in the international finale of the Valrhona C3.