Heidi Bjerkan

An important figure in the Norwegian culinary scene, this chef defends an innovative restaurant business model of circular economy. In her restaurant Credo, she has built an ecosystem that integrates the farmers in Trondheim and all her team into good practices of waste management and organic food. In 2017, this former chef of the Norwegian royal family launched Vippa, a social accelerator which provides training and work opportunities for refugees and immigrants. Bjerkan converted an old storage in the port of Oslo into a bustling street market serving food from around the world. In their stalls, Vippa participants cook and serve their dishes to an essentially young public that comes to enjoy an experience of multicultural diversity.