With his robust build, bearded countenance, and long blonde hair, Magnus Nilsson is easily one of the most famous chefs in the world who could easily pass for a modern-day Viking warrior, and the restaurant at which he is head chef, Fäviken, is equally memorable. The more you learn about Nilsson, the more you realize that Nilsson is not so much a simple chef, but an artist whose medium happens to be food.
All his life, Nilsson has been something of an innovator, an experiment, someone who is not willing to take things as they are. Nilsson is a man who constantly pushes the envelope of cuisine, something evident from how he runs Fäviken. This critically-acclaimed Swedish restaurant is easily one of the most daring and inventive restaurants in the world, as well as one of the best. And for that, it has Magnus Nilsson to thank.