Arto Rastas – the owner of the Culinary Institute who has been teaching culinary secrets to eager cooks already since 2004. Arto has gained experience from several top restaurants in Helsinki, as well as studying abroad and trying out his skills by competing on the Finnish National Team of chefs, for example. Known also as a restaurateur, this chef has often been awarded on a national and international level. For example, he is the 2005 Young Chef of the World. Arto has several restaurants in Tampere, of which the restaurant Hella & Huone is perhaps the most well-known. Focused on Nordic food, this modern restaurant is among the top Finnish restaurants from one year to the next.
Arto is a versatile visionary of cooking who obtains new ideas, techniques and flavour combinations by travelling all over the world.
Also familiar from several TV shows, this chef is uncompromising on the flavour of food, and orthodox preparation methods. He runs courses in Finnish and English.