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Tips on Staying Creative from Noma Star Chef René Redzepi

  • January 23, 2014
  • By a2ru      
“If you want to reach for that mountaintop, get ready to work more than you ever have.” Chef René Redzepi



Chef René Redzepi is not afraid of pushing boundaries when it comes to the art of his métier. His ethos and work are beautifully presented in A Work in Progress: Journal, Recipes and Snapshots. It includes a personal journal written by René himself over a full year in which he explores creativity, innovation, and the meaning and challenges of success.

Redzepi’s tips for staying creative reach beyond the multisensory interdisciplinarity of his kitchen at Noma and resonate deeply with what it means to push boundaries. His tips for staying creative are:

  • Find your “healthy seed”.
  • Keep surprising people.
  • Listen to your inspiration.
  • Every step of the process offers inspiration.

You can read more about Redzepi’s guidance in Carey Dunne’s article which appeared in the January edition of Fast Company. 

A Work in Progress: Journal, Recipes and Snapshots by René Redzepi £35.45 / €00.00, Phaidon 2013, www.phaidon.com
Images provided by the publisher.

Link to Full Source: Fast Company