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Bjorn Rasmussen

Old Town Social


    

Bjorn Rasmussen is the Corporate Chef for hospitality group Element Collective concepts, including Nellcôte, RM Champagne Salon, Kinmont, Old Town Social, Leghorn and Owen + Alchemy in Chicago. A graduate of The Illinois Institute of Art at Chicago, Rasmussen has since earned his cooking stripes from a wide variety of restaurant and hotel concepts, including the luxury Waldorf Astoria hotel, formerly the Elysian, in Chicago’s Gold Coast, Alpana Singh's Old Town upscale American fare-focused restaurant, Boarding House, Lincoln Square’s Bistro Champagne and the inventive, market-driven Lula Café in Logan Square. In 2014, he landed at River North’s sustainable-seafood-focused restaurant Kinmont to helm the culinary program with opening executive chef Duncan Biddulph. In 2015, Chef Bjorn was promoted to a corporate chef role with Element Collective to work alongside executive chef Jared Van Camp.

Rasmussen’s diverse culinary background brings sophistication and simplicity to his cooking style. His dishes showcase high quality, locally sourced ingredients with vibrant flavors and polished, thoughtful compositions. Rasmussen’s vision to celebrate each season’s fresh offerings is executed with refined technique, bringing the spotlight to natural flavors and textures with unfussy, approachable presentation.

 

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