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Sol over Gudhjem


Since 2009, the idyllic waterfront in Gudhjem, Bornholm, will be a heaven for connoisseurs, foodies, people interested in food. With their own eyes, they can watch how the countries’ best chef’s affectionately handles locally produced ingredients from Bornholm and from other places in Denmark.

The chef’s competition was launched in 2009 on the waterfront of Gudhjem with the participation of Denmark’s best chefs. A star-studded panel of experts consisting of chefs and experts from some of Denmark’s most outstanding restaurants weighed, measured, tasted and assessed. All this to bring local products into focus. The chef’s competition has ever since been a annual event on Bornholm and has indeed become the biggest competition in Denmark.

Competition 2023

he competition takes place on June 24, 2023 at the harbor in Gudhjem.


  • Torsten Vildgaard * Winner of Sol over Gudhjem 2022 – Restaurant FZN
  • Anne Bruun Jessen * Hotel Nordlandet
  • Artur Kazaritski * Geranium
  • Nicolai Ellitsgaard * Under

Panel of experts

Brian Mark Hansen * Søllerød Kro, winner of Bocuse d’Or 2023

Kenneth Hansen * Svinkløv Badehotel, winner of Bocuse d’Or 2019

Nicolaj Nørregaard * Kadeau

Rasmus Munk * Alchemist


In a festive weekend in June, the water front will be transformed into one huge kitchen and food market. The chef’s will be up against time in order to transform local products into the perfect courses. The audience will be able – at close range – to observe and ask questions about details, techniques and the thoughts behind the various courses.

With a direct view to every detail in the chef’s preparation, it is possible to experience how chefs of the absolute world elite manage to create the courses.

PURPOSE Promote knowledge of local products.
Create opportunity for people to see and meet the best chefs in the country.

Promote interest for healthy and tasty food.

Promote interest for gourmet food.

Create synergies between Danish elite gourmet and local communities.


The interest from spectators, the local community, producers, media and sponsors has been rising every year culminating in 2015 when the event was broadcasted live on Danish national televion, TV2 Danmark. In 2019, approx. 10.000 people visited the waterfront in Gudhjem.


The rising attention from the media and the population have led to Danish locally produced products being used in Michelin and other renowned restaurants in Denmark. Today, many local producers involved in Sol over Gudhjem are regular suppliers to a large number of restaurants in Denmark. In addition, Sol over Gudhjem is now recognized as one of the main turist events on Bornholm each year.


Amazingly skilled chefs have over the years participated in Sol over Gudhjem. We have – in the competition and in the panel of experts – been graced by chefs from the following restaurants: Søllerød Kro / The Fat Duck / Noma / Geranium
Restaurant Radio / Kadeau / Studio / Henne Kirkeby Kro
Restaurant Herman / Formel B / Stammershalle Badehotel
Le Sommelier / Vollmers / Kiin Kiin / Ruths Hotel
Falsled Kro / Molskroen / Villa Vest / RÅ / Substans / Lyle’s
Ti Trin Ned / Hotel Frederiksminde / Svinkløv Badehotel
MeMU / Kirk + Maarbjerg / Kong Hans Kælder / Kocherier
Det Glade Vanvid / Kul / Kokkeriet / Roxie / Dragsholms Slot

THE WINNERS  2022: Torsten Vildgaard
2021: Andreas Møller
2019: Gabriel Hedlund
2018: Dak Wichangen
2017: Henrik Jyrk
2016: Henrik Jyrk
2015: Morten Falk
2014: Kenneth Hansen
2013: Kenneth Hansen
2012: Nicolai Nørregaard
2011: Jesper Kirketerp
2010: Daniel Kruse
2009: Theis Brydegaard