Not only is Copenhagen's Noma renovating its kitchen, it's shaking up its ownership too. According to EPN, chef René Redzepi has bought additional shares of the company from Noma co-founder Claus Meyer and their business partner Kristian Byrge. (Meyer's latest project is Gustu, a restaurant project in Bolivia.) Noma director Peter Kreiner explains, "René Redzepi now owns the largest portion. This is Claus Meyer and Kristian Byrge, selling,"
Redzepi is also bringing a fourth owner into the mix, an American-based investor named Marc Blazer. Blazer will be joining the ownership team as chairman, and has a background in both "hospitality and banking." Redzepi tells EPN, "I expect that we with the new team can add extra energy so that we can continue to develop Noma." Noma — which will celebrate its 10th anniversary in November — has two Michelin stars and is currently ranked #2 on World's 50 Best Restaurants list. Eater has reached out to Noma for comment, stay tuned for more details.