The video of the open-fire chef Niklas Ekstedt is part of a series of video portraits that is published under the title “Essays” at, an editorial section that is separate from Gaggenau products. The goal is to familiarize users with the Gaggenau brand values. The items in this section aim to reflect the lifestyle or the wishes of (potential) Gaggenau customers.
Niklas Ekstedt has received a Michelin star for his culinary prowess, even though his kitchen uses neither gas nor electricity. He does all his cooking over an open fire. The video portrait of Niklas Ekstedt shows how and why the top chef works with this archaic technique. He perfectly embodies the Gaggenau brand values: authentic, uncompromising, and extraordinary.

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