Heidi Bjerkan

Credo Journal — January 10

Heidi Bjerkan is a Norwegian chef, our chef de cuisine and owner of Credo. Now she is running the food-triangle Credo Restaurant, Jossa mat og drikke and Finnes Kafé at Lilleby, Trondheim.

Heidi grew up in Trondheim and on her grandfather’s boat in Garten along the Trøndelag coast. Here she developed strong connections to the land and sea, which to this day may be seen in her cooking. 

Bjerkan's career within the food industry started already when she was eighteen years old during a summer job at the café at Østbanehallen. She soon realized that she wanted to work as a chef, as the high tempo within a kitchen fed Bjerkan's natural habit of being restless.

Heidi is passionate about raising awareness of our food systems, improving land use practices and preserving the traditional food cultures of the region. 

For Heidi, the farmers are the heroes of this story, and it is their work that should shine above all others. During a meal at Credo, Heidi takes all of her guests on a personal tour through the gardens, waterways and forests where our raw ingredients grow.

Heidi was in 2015 voted as the Head Chef of the year, awarded the distinguished Matprisen (Food Prize) and Ingridprisen for her engagement in promoting better food and sustainable land use practices in 2017, and in 2019 she was awarded as the Chef's Chef in Norway.

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