Niklas Ekstedt is a Swedish chef, restaurant manager and TV-host.
Niklas was born in 1978 in Jämtland in northern Sweden but spent time in southern Sweden and England as he was growing up. At the age of twenty-one he started his first restaurant, ’Niklas'. Niklas was listed the best business restaurant in Sweden by the newspaper 'Dagens Industri’ and the fifth best restaurant in Sweden by the restaurant guide ’White Guide' in 2005.
In 2003 Ekstedt opened a second restaurant, 'Niklas i Viken’ and simultaneously, Ekstedt's TV cooking show, 'Mat' (Food in Swedish), began airing on Sveriges Television (Swedish national TV).
In autumn 2008, Ekstedt and his staff moved to Stockholm to manage Restaurant 1900. In April 2009, the fifth season of Ekstedt's cooking show began airing. Since then Ekstedt's Television Career has continued with several shows, including a cooking show aimed at a children audience and guest appearances on BBC.
In 2011, Ekstedt opened his second restaurant in Stockholm, simply named 'Ekstedt'. Here, the concept is to first and foremost cook all raw ingredients over open fire. Niklas has also written four cook books.