Jimmy Øien

Behind wooden and wrought-iron doors, in a space with second-hand furniture and on plates made of reclaimed clay, the name says it all: in his restaurant “Rest”, opened in 2018, chef Jimmy Øien openly campaigns against food waste. In the heart of Oslo, the 29-year-old chef and his team offer multi-course menus exclusively based on products and ingredients that are normally discarded.
Jimmy Øien grew up on a farm just a few kilometres from the Arctic Circle. At the age of 13, he got his first job in the gastronomy industry as a dishwasher in an outdoor café, later deciding to pursue a career as a chef. Meanwhile, “Rest” is racking up numerous international awards.

  • Michelin Young Chef 2022
  • Michelin Green Star 2020