KIM MIKKOLA is the chef and owner of the Michelin star Restaurant Inari and the high-end culinary online service Theplatform.pro. His cuisine is focused on the best possible locally sourced ingredients to finest imported spices and like. The emphasis is on simplicity yet complexity and depth of the flavour, purity and seasonal thinking. Helsinki native, started cooking at the age of 15. He started his career working in the best Finnish restaurants, such as one Michelin star restaurant Carma. Before opening Inari, he was working as a sous chef at the world famous restaurant Noma for over 4 years. He earned his first Michelin star at the age of 31. “I come from very humble beginnings, the suburbs North of Helsinki. My family was very poor like almost every other family during the time in that particular area. The area was no stranger to crime and sorts. Ever since I was little I have dreamed about being a chef. Being able to cook for people to make them feel happy. To enjoy a moment together, experience a moment with one another. My dad used to cook in our house. It was his way to show he cared. He cooked with cheap and common ingredients, but he prepared them with skill and care. We almost never went out to eat at a restaurant."