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The next chapter of noma

Dear colleagues and friends,

I am writing to let you know some very exciting news.

It has been seventeen years since I began my work at noma and it’s been an incredible run so far. I’ve been able to work with some of the best people in our industry – managers, cooks, sous chefs, sommeliers, dishwashers and partners who have all contributed to our success and what this restaurant has become. We recently moved to our new home, and this move is just one of many seeds we have been planting for the future of noma.

Over the past 6 years, my investment partner and friend, Marc Blazer, has played a key role in our journey from one location on the docks of Christianshavn, to a business with interests in multiple restaurants in Copenhagen and even in Tokyo, as well as the further development of the non-profit MAD foundation into an institution in our industry.

I am happy to share, and grateful to Marc, that he has now helped us engineer a way for me and the team to own our own business, by selling Overture’s shares to us. This will be the first time that I will become majority owner of this project that has become my life’s work, and today involves my entire family and many who I now consider family.

As a result, the next chapter of noma will be about giving back to this extended family and bringing them even closer to the business. It will also be about continuing to work with friends and former team members whose own projects we have been lucky enough to be a part of.

Marc and I are excited about this new chapter for noma and for me, and I can’t thank him enough for enabling what will be an exciting future.

Thank you for all of the support, it’s been seventeen years and yet, we are at a fresh beginning.

René Redzepi

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