“To me, The Avenue Feeling means that I am allowed to make the food the way my heart desires,” says Thomas Stig, Chef at Avenue Hotel.
Chef Thomas Stig heads the kitchen at Avenue Hotel, making him responsible for your tasty breakfast buffet, the light dishes you enjoy in the lounge, and just about everything else your stomach may desire.
Thomas Stig is more than happy to let you in on why he loves the Avenue Feeling, and what makes his chef’s heart beam with pride.
Danish Kitchen is becoming Hipper by the Minute
“I got my passion for cooking from my maternal grandmother,” says Thomas Stig. “And I love the Danish kitchen, whether it’s the old school version, my grandmother made, which is becoming hipper by the minute in Copenhagen; or it’s the New Nordic Cuisine, which is winning praise internationally at the moment.”
In accordance with the Danish tradition he always tries to find fresh, local and seasonal produce.
He smiles: “You can say that we are quite fanatical about our food.”
“Most guests notice – and comment favourably upon – the fact that we bake all our bread ourselves and the little details like the homemade jams,” says Thomas Stig, Chef at Avenue Hotel.
“If We can make It, We will”
“The guests at Avenue Hotel are quite a diverse lot,” says Thomas Stig, chef at Avenue Hotel, “and we take pride in making everybody happy.”
“Most guests notice – and comment favourably upon – the fact that we bake all our bread and cakes ourselves, and the little details, like the homemade jams.”
And if you think there is something missing?
“Just ask,” says Thomas Stig, “if we can make it for you, we will.”
Mostly Organic and Fair Trade Food
“We are working towards only serving organic food,” says Thomas Stig, “but sometimes it is a difficult task.”
“We like to treat our guests, and at times the price of the more specialized organic foodstuffs is just too high, or the quality isn’t good enough.”
He adds, “The basic foodstuffs, like oatmeal, milk and the like, are always organic.”
Further to this Thomas Stig buys fair trade products, whenever it is available, and he can be certain of the certification.
The Avenue Feeling in the Kitchen
“To me, The Avenue Feeling means that I am allowed to make the food the way my heart desires,” smiles Thomas Stig.
“I trained as a waiter as well as a chef, and the emphasis on service and personality at Avenue Hotel fits my personality like hand in glove.”
More about Chef Thomas Stig
Thomas Stig, Chef at Avenue Hotel, has worked for, among others, the leading light of the New Nordic Cuisine, Claus Meyer, and the doyenne of organic cooking in Denmark, Camilla Plum.
Further to this he has sharpened his skills at the Expo 2000 in Hannover, Germany and at Andersen Bakery in Japan. He regularly teaches at Hotel- og Restaurantskolen.
Find more information about Thomas Stig at Stigs Diner or enjoy his cooking skills at Avenue Hotel.
If you want to Thomas Stig to spoil your guests at an event at Avenue Hotel, please contact General Manager, Mai Kappenberger, for more information at Kappenberger@avenuehotel.dk.