He was about four years old when his parents divorced – which perhaps explains why he wanted to be there for his son – and when his wife Camilla became pregnant with their second child, the choice was clear. From now on, he would be a family man. He turned his back on the world of Michelin-star cuisine, but didn’t give up his passion for cooking. He sought and found a third way – a job as the canteen chef for the Danish parliament in Christiansborg Palace. Leading a 40-strong team, he cooks for up to 1,500 members of parliament and employees daily, with enough time left over for his family at home. His family keeps growing, as do his work responsibilities.