For ten years, he was also in the chef team preparing dinners for the official state visits in the Presidential Palace of Finland and worked as a private chef for the executive board of Nokia.
Recently Jaakko was invited to Tokyo to cook a Finnish dinner of Japanese ingredients for Princess Takamado of Japan. Previous ‘princess experience’ includes private dinners for Princess of Sweden and Princess of Saudi-Arabia.
Jaakko has been with FINDS since day one. His creativity and innate joy in sharing the best of Scandinavian lifestyle and contemporary Northern European cuisine are a driving force for the FINDS brand.
Since having settled in Hong Kong with his lovely wife, Jaakko has been elected President of Disciples Escoffier – Hong Kong and made numerous TV appearances and interviews with major magazines and broadsheets. He has also written a recipe book, SCAPAS DINING, which was nominated in Le Cordon Bleu’s World Food Media Awards. Recently, he was recognized as Chef of the Year 2015 in Foodie Fork Award in respect to his boundless creativity, sophisticated culinary technique and passion for injecting Nordic spirit in his works.
Jaakko is a celebrity chef par excellence – and you’ll find him happily cooking in the FINDS kitchen, applying his philosophy of creating dishes with clean & honest flavours using modern techniques.”