Rasmus Kofoed is a Danish-born chef and co-owner of Geranium in Copenhagen. His deep connection to the land, his respect for nature, and his understanding of ingredients allow him to honor and elevate local ingredients into an intricate tapestry of flavor profiles, textures, and unique components. His mission is to create meals that involve all of one’s senses. They restore, challenge, and enrich his guest’s dining experience.
Educated as a chef at Hotel D’Angleterre, Denmark, in 1997, chef Kofoed began his culinary career working at the awarded restaurant Scholteshof in Belgium. In 2005 Rasmus became Head Chef at Hotel D’Angleterre, in Copenhagen and later opened Restaurant Geranium, which took just a few years to be globally recognized with several awards.
Rasmus Kofoed’s kitchen is lucid, light, and dynamic. His mission is to create meals that involve all our senses – restores, challenges, and enriches.
Haute vegetarian cuisine
The restaurant is situated on the 8th floor in Fælledparken (Common Gardens) in the center of Copenhagen, from where one can follow the seasons’ journey through the tree crowns, catch glimpses of the city’s green copper roofs, and just see the windmills of Oeresund. The location emphasizes Geranium’s vision of gastronomic clarity and diversity.
He influenced an entire generation of young chefs to feel confident in offering haute cuisine based on strictly vegetarian principles. During the pandemic, he temporarily opened Angelika, a restaurant within Geranium, with a wholly plant-based menu.
“I was raised eating biodynamic vegetables because my mother was vegetarian and she wanted to give the best and healthiest food to her kids. It’s something I’ve been using for a long time, not because it’s trendy, or for PR. I do it because I care and think it’s important to look after the planet.”Rasmus Kofoed