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Two weeks gone already and our French friends have blended to Lapland. How has it been – is it really that different in Finland what they say. One of the guys, Clément who is working at Hotel Santa Claus, stopped to think about it for a minute. What is his first impression about Finland?

Two weeks gone already and our French friends have blended to Lapland. How has it been – is it really that different in Finland what they say. One of the guys, Clément who is working at Hotel Santa Claus, stopped to think about it for a minute. What is his first impression about Finland?

Busy Nino

Not always razzle-dazzle – it`s called the real glamour of cooking 😉

Clément

My first impression about Finland by Clément Foucaud

“I work in a Santa Claus Hotel in Rovaniemi, it’s a big one like where I work in France. It looks like a same organization, big preparation, lots of cooks and waiters… But in France, every time we run, we try to work more and more quickly, here it’s different. Sometimes, during the service when we have nothing to do, we wait the customers finish and after that we start to clean or something, in France we can’t do that. We should to clean something (material, dishes…) every time – we should be busy.

About the ingredients. In France we work with more fresh ingredients, because it’s so easy to have. Here we discover new ingredients like reindeer, bear, bread cheese, cloudberry (lakka), and different things to use as an ingredient like blackberry salmon. That’s really interesting.

People we can meet are really friendly, amazing, funny…That’s great! In first time I thinking all are like that, every time with everyone. But after speaking with local people, they say they are like French people, shy… But with us they are really great, they help us all the time, speaking, meeting, going in bar or shop or in club or a coffee shop. We have a really good time with all the people we have met.

Finland is a nice place. It´s more cold than in France, but no snow in this time – I need snow.”

Chef Haapasaari and his new wingers

And then quick visit at the Arctic Circle with Clément

For sure there is a one country in the world where Santa has never had a letter, it`s North Korea

Père Noël is everywhere, but the right address is Lapland, Finland 😉

Clément and the famous finger that everyone already knows – story to be continued…

Kuvat / Pics © Harri Huhtamella, Ari Manninen

Busy Nino

Not always razzle-dazzle – it`s called the real glamour of cooking 😉

Clément

My first impression about Finland by Clément Foucaud

“I work in a Santa Claus Hotel in Rovaniemi, it’s a big one like where I work in France. It looks like a same organization, big preparation, lots of cooks and waiters… But in France, every time we run, we try to work more and more quickly, here it’s different. Sometimes, during the service when we have nothing to do, we wait the customers finish and after that we start to clean or something, in France we can’t do that. We should to clean something (material, dishes…) every time – we should be busy.

About the ingredients. In France we work with more fresh ingredients, because it’s so easy to have. Here we discover new ingredients like reindeer, bear, bread cheese, cloudberry (lakka), and different things to use as an ingredient like blackberry salmon. That’s really interesting.

People we can meet are really friendly, amazing, funny…That’s great! In first time I thinking all are like that, every time with everyone. But after speaking with local people, they say they are like French people, shy… But with us they are really great, they help us all the time, speaking, meeting, going in bar or shop or in club or a coffee shop. We have a really good time with all the people we have met.

Finland is a nice place. It´s more cold than in France, but no snow in this time – I need snow.”

Chef Haapasaari and his new wingers

And then quick visit at the Arctic Circle with Clément

For sure there is a one country in the world where Santa has never had a letter, it`s North Korea

Père Noël is everywhere, but the right address is Lapland, Finland 😉

Clément and the famous finger that everyone already knows – story to be continued…

Kuvat / Pics © Harri Huhtamella, Ari Manninen

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