Ragnar Fridriksson

Ragnar Fridriksson

Restaurant Manager at Jans Mat of Vinhus
Lives in Paris, France

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About me

Communication expert with global and extensive management experience in the hospitality, food & wine industry
Currently General Manager at World Association of Chefs societies, Food photographer owner manager of Passionfood

Gastronomy & Wine
Published author of food and wine literature and established food photographer
Member of tasting panels, food and wine consulting and lecturer
23 years of global experience within the food and wine industry

Business Development & Management
Business and strategic planning
Co-ordinating and managing international projects
Organisation of professional events globally

Marketing / Communication
Develop online and offline communication strategies
Develop strategic partnerships and networks worldwide
Fluent in English, French, Norwegian, Icelandic and basic conversational skills in Spanish, Danish and Swedish


24 years and 7 months

  • Managing Director

    World Association of Chefs Societies - Paris, France

    April 2009 - Now · 11 years and 4 months

    Worldchefs is a global organisation with 90 years of history that unites millions of chefs from over 100 countries. Over the last 10 years the organisation has transformed from being a volunteer based social network to a dynamic global voice of the culinary industry. In this period we have grown ten fold in terms of turnover and established a world headquarter in Paris now employing 6 persons and 150 volunteers worldwide. We launched new initiatives such as Feed the Planet, Worldchefs Without Borders, award winning Global Certification and Quality Culinary Recognised School label. Worldchefs Magazine and myChefspace community website. We already trained 50 persons from poverty into lively hood. Contributed to UN sustainability goals. Inspired chefs worldwide. Still my proudest moment is bringing worlds together and Worldchefs Congress and Global Chefs Challenge every two years in different parts of the world.

  • Founder & CEO

    Passionfood - Paris, France

    April 2005 - Now · 15 years and 4 months

    Food and Wine Photography, Publishing and Communication and all other things culinary. - Official photographer of the Michelin Star Chefs of Champagne Region. - Organisation of Gourmet Travel and wine tasting. - Publisher of Gourmet Award winning book: Chefs, Saveurs, Champagnes (fr), Chefs & Champagne "à la carte" (en); Notes de dégustation de Champagne / Tasting notes, Cuisine au Champagne.

  • Restaurant Manager

    Jans Mat of Vinhus - Stavanger, Norway

    F&B service
    January 1996 - Now · 24 years and 7 months

  • Marketing Manager

    Subcontract Solutions - Troyes, France

    January 2001 - January 2005 · 4 years and 1 month


  • Master Diploma

    Institut des Hautes Etudes de Gout - Reims, France

    September 2004 - April 2005

  • MBA

    University of Bradford - Bradford, United Kingdom

    September 1999 - September 2000

  • Bachelor in Entrepreneurship

    University of Stavanger - Stavanger, Norway

    September 1998 - June 1999

  • Hotel Management

    The Norwegian School of Hotel Management, University of Stavanger - Stavanger, Norway

    September 1995 - April 1999

  • Waiter Certificate

    Hotel and Restaurant School of Iceland - Reykjavík, Iceland

    September 1990 - June 1992


7 languages

  • French

    Native or fluent

  • Icelandic

    Native or fluent

  • Norwegian

    Native or fluent

  • English

    Native or fluent

  • Swedish

    Professional working

  • Danish

    Limited working

  • Spanish

    Limited working

Personal information


  • French

  • Icelandic

Date of birth

April 06th 1972

Driving License


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