Rasmus Munk / The Alchemist

Founder of Alchemist

Rasmus Munk

Rasmus Munk was born in 1991 in the town of Randers in Jutland, Denmark. After spending a year at the one-star restaurant North Road in London, his career took off when he was appointed Head Chef at Treetop in Vejle – where he started combining ingredients, textures, and flavors in new ways, which ultimately led to the opening of the first Alchemist in Copenhagen in 2015.

In 2019, after two years of construction, a new incarnation of Alchemist opened in an old shipyard in the industrial district of Refshaleøen. Here, Munk could realize his vision of “Holistic Cuisine”, combining elements of art, theatre, science, visual tech, activism, and gastronomy in an all-encompassing six-hour experience.

Rasmus Munk’s gastronomy is thought-provoking, surprising, and often humoristic. Due to his deep personal commitment to charity and social issues, the storytelling surrounding the different gastronomic impressions often highlights themes such as social inequality, animal welfare, food waste and sustainability.

During the corona lockdown in 2022, Rasmus Munk founded the charity JunkFood, providing a daily free daily meal for Copenhagen’s homeless. To date, the charity has served 255.000 meals.

Alchemist was ranked at no. 5 on the World’s 50 Best list in 2023.
Alchemist has been awarded two stars from The Michelin Guide in 2020, 2021, 2022, and 2023.
Alchemist was named Best Restaurant in Europe by Opinionated About Dining (OAD) in 2021, 2022, and 2023.
Alchemist was named Best Restaurant in Denmark by the White Guide in 2020, 2021, and 2023.