Accomplished chef Sami Rekola has previously piloted several of the top kitchens in Helsinki (e.g. Palace Gourmet, Savoy and The Boathouse) and was Unilever Food Solutions Nordic countries’ Executive Chef, before joining Haaga-Helia as an instructor. In addition to his strong background, Rekola has nearly twenty years of experience in competitive activities in the field. He has served as a member of the Finnish culinary national team, as well as a chef in various organizations, and within the competition served as a coach, judge and team leader. Rekola’s job description includes teaching assignments at food production, management training, among others.