Titti Qvarnström

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Titti Qvarnström
Malmö, Sweden
Culinary career
Cooking style New Nordic cuisine
Previous restaurant(s)
    • Bloom in the Park
Television show(s)

Titti Qvarnström is a Swedish chef who held a Michelin star at the restaurant Bloom in the Park in Malmö, making Qvarnström the first woman in the Nordic edition of the guide to win a star.


Titti Qvarnström was born in Malmö, Sweden, [1] and grew up in the city and around Skåne. As a child, she experienced the range of wild ingredients that the area had to offer. Qvarnström's step father was a biologist, who would take her out on nature expeditions. [2]

She trained as a chef in Copenhagen, Denmark, and went on to work for several restaurants in Berlin, Germany. When she returned to Malmö, she took up the role of executive chef at Bloom in the Park. Initially it was difficult to attract local customers, but this changed after Qvarnström was named the Rising Star of 2010 in the White Guide. In 2015, Bloom in the Park was awarded a Michelin star, making Qvarnström the first woman to win such an accolade in the Nordic edition. She said of the award, "It's absurd that it has taken so long for a woman to get a star, but we are few and even fewer who notice us. It has often happened that people asked me for the chef and could not imagine it's me. Now I do not have to explain myself anymore, this is a quality label on me as a strong brand, and a receipt that what you are doing is good." [2] In the same year, the restaurant was named the best by Restauranggalans. [1]

On television, Qvarnström has appeared on Köksmästarna (Eng: Top Chef ). [2] Qvarnström left Bloom in the Park during the autumn of 2017, saying that she wanted to open her own Malmö-based restaurant where she could have complete control. [3]

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  1. 1 2 "Titti Qvarnström, Michelin chef and co-owner of Bloom in the Park – winner of Restaurant of the Year 2015 – is teaming up with Duni" (Press release). Box, Sweden: Duni. 3 December 2015. Retrieved 30 November 2017 via Business Wire.
  2. 1 2 3 Forsberg, Malin (4 August 2016). "Hon fick unik stjärna som första kvinna" [She received a unique star as the first woman]. Kvällsposten (in Swedish). Retrieved 30 November 2017.
  3. Gillberg, Jonas (7 June 2012). "Michelinkocken Titti Qvarnström lämnar Bloom in the Park – startar egen restaurang i Malmö" [Michelin chef Titti Qvarnström leaves Bloom in the Park - starts her own restaurant in Malmö]. Sydsvenskan (in Swedish). Retrieved 30 November 2017.