Chef Claus Meyer of Great Northern Food Hall - Biography

New York, NY

September 2016

Dane Claus Meyer developed an appreciation for fine foods and artisanal product as a teenaged au pair in France. Back in Denmark, the experience inspired him to teach people about the deliciousness of Nordic food. Meyer is the initiator of the New Nordic Cuisine movement and co-founder of the Nordic Food Lab and the now legendary noma.

With a master’s degree in international business from Copenhagen Business School, Meyer is well equipped entrepreneur. He co-owns several restaurants and other food businesses, as well as a cooking school for kids and adults. Meyer’s has hosted several Danish and international cooking shows and written numerous cookbooks.

Believing in food as a driver for social change, Meyer established the Melting Pot Foundation in 2010, which initiated a cooking school project in Danish state prisons. In 2013, Melting Pot established a cooking school in La Paz, Bolivia, which provides culinary education to impoverished Bolivians and serves as a fine dining restaurant, GUSTU.

In 2016 he opened Agern and the Great Northern Food Hall in Grand Central Terminal, bringing the culinary concepts, flavors, and ideas rooted in the history and landscapes of Nordic countries to New York. Forthcoming is a social project in Brownsville, Brooklyn, to establish a culinary school, cafeteria, bakery, and community center.