Iikka Johansson is a silent person. Like silent people often do, he uses silence as a weapon. In his quiet place he examines what is really there. Hoh does it taste? What does it look like? How will these things work together? How will the result collide back to reality?

As a chef he has the ability to see beyond first impressions. This has taken him on an interesting journey.

After working in several Michelin starred restaurants in Helsinki and Stockholm, Iikka joined Koski Syväri in 2019.

“It would be an understatement to label him as a chef or as a food stylist. None of these terms do him justice. Just like with his cooking he has the sixth sense of knowing the right measure for the occasion. In a world where generating impressions is key, Iikka has a meaningful role. Food is an emotional vessel and Iikka knows how to steer that ship.”