Renowned chef, Bocouse d’Or winner and the man behind Statholdergaarden, Bent Stansen, has been appointed a French knight for his years of promoting French food culture.
Stiansen was appointed Knight of the French National Order of Merit. The French organization Goût de France wrote in a press release.
– These are too big. I’m very proud, Stiansen tells VG.
The arrangement, called “Ordre National du Mérite” in French, is based on Stiansen’s work to promote French cuisine in Norway.
– This year he was named a Knight of the French Order of Merit (Ordre National du Mérite), for his tireless creative work over several decades to make French gastronomy traditions known and appreciated by a larger audience in Norway. As the holder of one Michelin star since 1998, Goût de France wrote in a press release.
According to Goût de France, Stiansen paved the way for other culinary talents in Norway. The organization draws special attention to the publisher Stansen for knowledge and practical learning skills that create “a perfect harmony between French and Norwegian culinary traditions”
Stiansen Statholdergaarden started in Oslo in 1994. One year ago he won the prestigious Bocuse d’Or culinary competition. In 1998, Statholdergaarden earned his first star in the elevated Michelin Restaurant Guide.