Starting out as a dishwasher and kitchen hand, Bjorn’s 17-year culinary career has taken him through professional kitchens in Singapore, Australia, Denmark, Indonesia, and Dubai. While today's culinary world prides itself on creativity and innovation, Bjorn believes that these can only work when one first understands tradition. After all, food is about people, places and history. He was an Adjunct Lecturer at the Culinary Institute of America in Singapore from 2012 to 2017. Bjorn opened award-winning restaurant Artichoke in 2010.