JAAKKO SORSA

-Global Chef-

JAAKKO SORSA

Chef Consultant / Food & Beverage Consultant / Private Chef

Founding President, Disciples Escoffier Hong Kong

The most pleasant taste-memories of Chef Jaakko Sorsa go back to his grandparents’ island located in one of Finland’s 187.888 lakes. This is where the local ingredients are the most natural and pure. Growing up by carefully watching Grandma Ida’s magic in turning freshwater fish, wild mushrooms, wild berries and game into the most delicious traditional dishes, it was logical for him to decide to begin the journey in the culinary field.

Jaakko started his culinary career 24 years ago apprenticing with Finnish and Swedish master chefs and gained a solid foundation of classic cooking skills. For years, he was in the chef team of the Presidential Palace of Finland, preparing dinners for official state visits.

Jaakko then became one of the keys in building up the success of the two Michelin-starred Chez Dominique in Helsinki. Before moving to Hong Kong he cooked in luxury hotels and resorts in Bermuda and Fiji-islands and was part of United Nations peacekeeping/crisis management forces in South Lebanon. 

 

In 2004 Jaakko arrived to Hong Kong to open FINDS, to introduce true Nordic flavours to Asia. FINDS kitchen follows the seasons of the north and its cooking highlights authentic preserving techniques, such as multiple forms of smoking, drying, curing and pickling. Many of the ingredients are personally sourced from the Northern region.

 

Recently Jaakko was invited to Tokyo to plan and prepare a modern Finnish dinner for Princess Takamado of Japan. Previous ‘royal experience’ includes private dinners for Crown Prince and Princess of Denmark, Princess of Sweden and The Royal Family of Saudi-Arabia.

 
 
LATEST NEWS
Hong Kong Living Influencers Awards
2020

Jaakko has been awarded

with a Hong Kong Living Influencer Awards 2020 by Hong Kong Living...

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Gang of three is taking over Sesonki once again! It is said, that shared food is always better, but does this also mean that shared cooking tastes better? What happens...

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Arctic Blue Gin wins it all
in San Fransisco

Finland’s Arctic Brands Group’s new Arctic Blue Navy Strength Gin has won Double Gold and Best in Show at the World Spirits Awards 2019 in San Francisco...

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JAAKKO IN MEDIA

Jaakko is widely known in Asia for his professional culinary skills and his passionate love for Nordic ingredients. Jaakko is a popular speaker at industry events and programs.

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South China Morning Post (2017)

Kauppalehti-Optio (2019)

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Financial Times Weekend (2016)

The Foodie Forks Winners (2015)

 
 
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Cheers,

Jaakko