The only Swedish chef in the top 10 began a career playing football before becoming a chef (not unlike former footballer and top Michelin chef Gordon Ramsey.) Bjorn Frantzen played for AIK until 1996, but before he played, he attended a restaurant school in Stockholm and cooked in the military.

After his football career, Frantzen went back to work in the kitchen, creating dishes at restaurants like Pied a Terre and L’Arpege. 

In 2008, Frantzen opened his first restaurant, Frantzen/Lindeberg (now just Frantzen), which garnered him one Michelin star in 2009 and a second in 2010.