Having cooked up the works at some of Norway’s hottest restaurants, many of them adorned with Michelin stars and various other accolades, it was no great surprise that Kim Daniel Mikalsen would one day play part in the start-up of a highly successful restaurant. Now the head chef and co-owner at Aymara Cocina Latina is in for a new challenge in the first ever season of TV series Top Chef Norway. “I’m a chef because I believe cooking is the coolest, most fun thing in the world,” says the chef, who is just as enthusiastic as he is outspoken about everything culinary. He is not fond of silence, and prefers lengthier depictions of his profession – without ever becoming boring.