When Villadsen took over the kitchen at Ebeltoft’s beautiful old Molskroen inn last year, he stepped into the shoes of some of Denmark’s best-known chefs. But despite, or rather because of, his lack of fame, the new head chef has managed to make quite a splash. Indeed, it is starting to look like Villadsen’s tenure as head chef might end up being a defining phase not just in his own career but in the history of Molskroen too. “I think one of the most significant changes the owners of Molskroen made when they offered me the job was that they chose to go with a head chef who was younger and less well-known,” explains Villadsen.