Jan Hurtigkarl chef and restaurateur.
He opened his first restaurant "At Jan Hurtigkarl" in 1979, in the heart of Copenhagen.
In 1983 he was awarded “Chef of the Year”. When Michelin visited Copenhagen in 1984 (the first time they were in Denmark), Jan Hurtigkarl was awarded a Michelin star.
In 1989 he opened “Jan Hurtigkarl & Co” on the coast of North Zealand. He operated this restaurant until 2007 and over the years he developed a very personal, inventive, globally themed kitchen. Each summer season had its theme. The restaurant was redesigned each season with new colors and decorations. In the kitchen new dishes were created, inspired by that year´s gastronomic journey.
In 2008 he opened a new restaurant “Mielcke & Hurtigkarl” in Frederiksberg garden, Copenhagen, in co-ownership with Jakob Mielcke Hansen, who is head chef and in charge of the gastronomic development of the restaurant.
Restaurant Mielcke & Hurtigkarl is a gourmet restaurant with focus on experimental food, and the interplay between the surrounding garden and the kitchen. The aim is to awaken all the senses of the guests.