Alex Nietosvuori & Ally Thompson

Gannin’ Hjem #fote2023

Alex Nietosvuori 

Alex started his cooking career at 2 Michelin star Daniel Berlin Krog, not far from his home town in Southern Skåne. He learnt hard work & determination as well as a respect for using quality produce & the importance of using foraging as a resource. He worked for ex-Noma sous chefs, Sam Nutter & Victor Wågman, as head chef at Copenhagen nose-to-tail restaurant, Bror. He staged at numerous restaurants including Frantzen & Fäviken before moving to Oslo to 3 Michelin star Maaemo. His love for Northumberland’s landscape & produce (& Ally!) made relocating to the North East an easy decision.

Ally’s family come from down the road so moving back to the North East really was coming ‘Hjem’ for her. Since leaving the North East in 2008 Ally has managed restaurants in Australia, New Zealand, Copenhagen & London. The North East had been calling her back & when the opportunity to take over the management of the Hadrian Hotel & open restaurant Hjem she jumped at the chance to showcase Northumbrian produce & Northern hospitality.